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Cox, Drury To Train New Additions For Churchill Downs Racing Club

A few spots remain to join the excitement of Thoroughbred racehorse ownership this spring with two new additions to the Churchill Downs Racing Club stable. The Churchill Downs Racing Club, which was inaugurated in the spring of 2016, again will give 400 people (200 per club) a low-cost pathway to introduce and experience the enjoyment […]

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Nominations Open To Walk In Kentucky Oaks Survivors Parade

Churchill Downs, Derby Divas and Norton Cancer Institute today opened the online nomination process to select 146 breast and ovarian cancer survivors to participate in the Survivors Parade presented by Kroger at the 146th Longines Kentucky Oaks. The public can nominate and vote on survivors for the parade or donate to Norton Cancer Institute at […]

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Derby Dispatch: Two-Division Risen Star Steps Up Qualifying Points

The Road to the Kentucky Derby Championship Series is set to kickoff Saturday in New Orleans with split divisions of the $400,000 Risen Star (Grade II) at Fair Grounds. Over the next nine weekends, 3-year-old Thoroughbreds will continue their quest for points in select races to secure a berth in the starting gate for the 146th running of […]

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Nadal, Tiz The Law Close At 8-1 In Second Pool Of Kentucky Derby Future Wager

With the Kentucky Derby 12 weeks away, the pari-mutuel field of “All Other 3-Year-Old Colts and Geldings” closed as the 2-1 favorite in Pool 2 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) with San Vicente (GII) winner Nadal and Holy Bull (Grade III) and Champagne (GI) winner Tiz the Law as the 8-1 co-second choices. […]

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‘All Others’ At Even Money, Tiz The Law Individual Favorite In First Kentucky Derby Future Wager

With the Kentucky Derby still 22 weeks away, the pari-mutuel field of “All Other 3-Year-Old Colts and Geldings” closed as the even-money favorite in Pool 1 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) and Champagne (Grade I) winner Tiz the Law was the 11-1 second choice. Tiz the Law, who finished an adventurous third in […]

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‘It Never Gets Old’: Lanerie, Asmussen Top Fall Standings At Churchill

Jockey Corey Lanerie, Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen and Bob Lothenbach’s Lothenbach Stables have secured titles in their respective divisions for the 25-day Fall Meet at Churchill Downs. “It never gets old being leading rider,” said Corey Lanerie, a now 19-time leading rider at Churchill Downs after sweeping all three meets in 2019. “We […]

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‘Everything On The Table’ For Clark Victor Tom’s D’Etat

A lot of options remain on the table for G M B Racing’s Tom’s d’Etat following his powerful 3 ¼-length victory in Friday’s 145th running of the $600,000 Clark Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I). “It was an absolutely thrilling night,” trainer Al Stall Jr. said Saturday morning. “He came out of the race in […]

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Turfway Holiday Meet In The Mix As Churchill Trainers, Jockeys Make Winter Plans

The 2019 racing season at Churchill Downs is entering the final stretch and several local jockeys and trainers have firmed up their winter plans with many staying in Kentucky the month of December to run at Turfway Park. “It’s very exciting with the enhanced purses at Turfway,” trainer Mike Maker said. “It should make for some very good racing up […]

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Kallio Runs Down Starship Jubilee To Score Cardinal Upset

Kallio outkicked Grade I winner and odds-on 1-2 favorite Starship Jubilee in deep stretch to score a three-length victory in Thursday’s 46th running of the $175,000 Cardinal (Grade III) for fillies and mares on Thanksgiving Day at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Kallio, a 4-year-old filly owned by Madaket Stables (Sol Kumin and Jason Monteleone), Tim and Anna Cambron and Bradley Thoroughbreds (Peter R. Bradley III), ran 1 1/8 […]

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