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Mexican Triple Crown Winner Kukulkan Takes On Allowance Field At Churchill Friday

He won 14 straight races including the Mexican Triple Crown and the Caribbean Classic Stakes at Gulfstream Park, but Kukulkan finished 11th in his first start against North American horses in the G1 Pegasus World Cup in January. Now, the 4-year-old son of Point Determined is preparing for a start at Churchill Downs on Friday, […]

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Gaffalione: War Of Will’s Preakness Win ‘Really Hasn’t Sunk In Yet’

Jockey Tyler Gaffalione returned back to his “new home” in the Churchill Downs jockey colony following his victory aboard War of Will in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes (Grade I) at Pimlico Race Course. Gaffalione, a 24-year-old native of Davie, Fla., was on the Churchill Downs backstretch early Sunday morning to work horses and was named to […]

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Tiz A Slam Caps Big Day For Attfield With Frontrunning Louisville Score

Canadian-invader Tiz a Slam led every step of the way in Saturday’s 82nd running of the $100,000 Louisville Stakes (Grade III) at Churchill Downs and turned back fierce challenges in deep stretch from Shahroze (IRE), Nessy and Vettori Kin (BRZ) to win the 1 ½-mile turf marathon by three-quarters of a length. Ridden by Steven […]

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Country House Returns To Churchill, Readies For ‘Some Light Training’

Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I) winner Country House returned to Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott’s Barn 19 at Churchill Downs Wednesday after an examination at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky. “He looks good and I think the plan is to start him back with some light training,” assistant […]

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Improbable Returns To Track For ‘Light Gallop,’ Barnes Says Colt ‘Ready To Go’

Improbable, who is expected to be installed as the morning-line favorite following Wednesday’s post-position draw for Saturday’s 144th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course, went back to the track for a mile gallop Tuesday at sunrise, the day after working a leisurely half-mile in 51.80 seconds at Churchill Downs. “He galloped a very light mile,” […]

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Preakness Notes: Velazquez To Ride Bodexpress, Market King ‘Taking A Shot’

Laughing Fox, who earned an automatic entry in Saturday’s Preakness (G1) at Pimlico by winning Oaklawn Park’s $300,000 Oaklawn Invitational May 4, cruised through a leisurely half-mile work in 51.60 seconds under exercise rider Wilson Fabian Monday at Churchill Downs. The breeze was a typical move for a Steve Asmussen-trained horse the week of a […]

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Lovell ‘So Proud’ Of Longshot Change Of Control After Saturday Stakes Win

Roddy Harrison’s Change of Control, the longest shot in the field at odds of 35-1, surged by favored Abyssinian in deep stretch to post a 1 ¾-length victory in the inaugural running of the $98,350 Mamzelle Overnight Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Churchill Downs. Trained by Michelle Lovell and ridden by Gabriel Saez, Change of […]

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McCraken Half-Sister ‘Impressive’ In Churchill Debut

Whitham Thoroughbreds’ With Dignity, a half-sister to multiple graded stakes-winning McCraken, lit up the toteboard at odds of 17-1 to win Saturday’s finale under jockey Julien Leparoux. Trained by Ian Wilkes, With Dignity rallied from seven lengths off of the early pace in the 6 ½-furlong maiden special weight contest for 3-year-old fillies to win her career debut. “I had an […]

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‘Grit And Determination’ Lead Gabriel Saez To Three-Win Saturday At Churchill

Through the first nine days of the 2019 Spring Meet at Churchill Downs, jockey Gabriel Saez is proving “grit and determination” can lead to success after scoring nine victories, including a three-bagger on Saturday’s 11-race card, to vault him into a tie atop the rider standings. “We had a good winter down at Fair Grounds and […]

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Late Longshots Trigger Single 6, Late Pick 5 Carryovers For Mothers’ Day At Churchill

A series of longshots on Saturday at Churchill Downs triggered a trio of significant carryovers for Sunday’s 10-race Mother’s Day program beneath the Twin Spires. There is a $245,821 carryover in the 20-cent Single 6 Jackpot, which will cover Races 5-10 on Sunday; a $98,666 carryover in the 50-cent Late Pick 5, which covers Races […]

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