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Runaway Maiden Winner Copper Bullet Headlines Friday’s Bashford Manor

Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen will attempt to win the $100,000 Bashford Manor Presented by GE Appliances (Grade III) for an impressive fifth time when he saddles eye-catching eight-length maiden winner Copper Bullet against five others, including well-meant juveniles Mo Diddley and Ten City, in Friday night’s 116th renewal of the six-furlong sprint for […]

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Heavily Favored Finley’sluckycharm Scores Easily In Chicago Handicap

Finley’sluckycharm reaffirmed her status as the top female sprinter in Kentucky with a comfortable 2 ¼-length front-running win over Ivy Bell in Saturday’s 28th running of the $100,000 Chicago Handicap (Grade III) at Churchill Downs. Breaking from post position No. 6 in the field of 10 fillies and mares, Finley’sluckycharm sprinted seven furlongs over a […]

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Haskell, Travers On The Table For Romans’ J Boys Echo

Trainer Dale Romans’ name was part of the 2017 Triple Crown picture with J Boys Echo but a pair of late-developing 3-year-olds, Stronach Stables’ Singing Bullet and Albaugh Family Stable’s Watch Me Whip, could shake up the picture for the second half of 2017. “We have some solid 3-year-olds in the barn,” Romans said. “We […]

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Bradley’s The Player Returns To Action In Kelly’s Landing

William “Buff” Bradley and Carl Hurst’s The Player is slated to make his 4-year-old debut in the $65,000-added Kelly’s Landing Overnight Stakes on closing night of Churchill Downs’ Spring Meet, Friday, June 30. The Kelly’s Landing is one of three stakes races on the prime-time racing program billed as “Downs After Dark Presented by Stella […]

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Churchill: Romans Closing Fast On Mott To Become Track’s All-Time Leading Trainer

South Louisville native Dale Romans is on the verge of achieving one of his lifelong goals: to surpass Hall of Fame horseman Bill Mott as the all-time leading trainer in races won at historic Churchill Downs, home of the world-famous Kentucky Derby. Following a scorching five wins from 13 starters last week, Romans began Thursday […]

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Exacta Systems Welcomes Churchill Downs To Historical Horse Racing Marketplace

Exacta Systems today welcomed Churchill Downs Incorporated to the ranks of Historic Horse Racing providers, following a Kentucky Horse Racing Commission meeting yesterday in which CDI announced their intention to develop an HHR system and offer it at their Trackside property in Louisville. “We welcome Churchill Downs to the HHR marketplace,” commented Exacta President Jeremy […]

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Lead Pony 101 Presented By Nupafeed: Practicing At Churchill Downs

For the past two weeks, the Paulick Report has been following the journey of a bay Thoroughbred gelding named “Trajan” as he transitions from a racing career to that of a lead pony. In the first week Trey learned some of the basic cues he would need for his new job, and in the second […]

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Churchill Announces $60 Million Investment In Louisville Historical Racing Facility

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission voted at its meeting Tuesday to grant Churchill Downs Inc. permission to offer wagering on historical horse racing. The approval is conditional upon CDI submitting additional details about its plans for a new facility at the Trackside Training Center to the commission and its staff for review. There was one dissenting vote. […]

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Pese A La Mala Partida, McCraken Gana El Matt Winn Stakes En Churchill Downs

McCraken, crianza y propiedad de Janis Whitham, y que sufriera una laceración en uno de sus posteriores durante el Kentucky Derby, donde arribó octavo, regresó a las carreras con estilo el sábado 17 en la noche en el mismo hipódromo. El tresañero hijo de Ghostzapper, conducido por Brian Hernández Jr., partió un poco mal y […]

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Report: Churchill Downs To Request Permission To Add Historical Racing Machines

After years of rejecting plans to install historical racing machines at its facility, Churchill Downs Inc., officials will request permission to operate the machines at Tuesday’s Kentucky Horse Racing Commission meeting. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that the historical racing machines are one of several items on the agenda to be discussed at the meeting. The KHRC is scheduled […]

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