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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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Asmussen, Santana Double Up As Silver Prospector Prevails In Kentucky Jockey Club

Winning their second graded stakes race on the card this Saturday at Churchill Downs, trainer Steve Asmussen and jockey Ricardo Santana, Jr. teamed up with 7-1 shot Silver Prospector to capture the Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes. The 2-year-old son of Declaration of War, owned by Ed and Susie Orr, found clear running in […]

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Heavily Favored Finite Has To Dig Deep For Golden Rod Victory

Ron Winchell, Thomas Reiman, William Dickson and Deborah Easter’s Finite was sent off as the 4-5 favorite in Saturday’s Grade 2 Golden Rod Stakes, but the 2-year-old filly had to dig deep for a half-length victory over 13-1 Motu. Finite stalked the early pace, went three wide on the turn and battled all the way […]

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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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Weekend Lineup: Graded Action Picks Up At Churchill, Del Mar

After a few weeks of light graded stakes action in the aftermath of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, things are busy once more across the nation. The Grade 1 Clark Stakes – the highlight of the Churchill Downs Fall Meet – has again assembled a competitive field while juveniles are in the spotlight beneath the Twin […]

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Tom’s D’Etat Makes It Look Easy In Clark

Trainer Al Stall, Jr. has believed in G M B Racing’s Tom’s d’Etat since the beginning, but it took the entirety of 2019 for the horse to prove him right. Sent off as the 4-5 favorite in Friday’s Grade 1 Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs, the 6-year-old son of Smart Strike more than lived up […]

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Nay Lady Nay Wins Graded Stakes Debut In Mrs. Revere

A listed stakes winner in her last out at Parx, Hidden Brook Farm and First Row Partners’ Nay Lady Nay successfully stepped up to graded stakes company on Friday. The 3-year-old daughter of No Nay Never, ridden by Junior Alvarado for trainer Chad Brown, won Churchill Downs’ Grade 2 Mrs. Revere Stakes with an impressive […]

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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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Mylady Curlin Gives Gaffalione ‘Fun Ride’ Winning Falls City

Sather Family’s homebred Mylady Curlin rallied from just off the pace to win the 104th running of the $300,000 Falls City (Grade II) for fillies and mares on Thanksgiving Day at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Mylady Curlin, trained by Louisville-native Brad Cox and ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, ran 1 1/8 miles over a fast track in 1:50.11. Ratajkowski took early command of the race […]

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