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‘Bourbon And Bridles’ Tour Coming To Kentucky Derby Museum On Jan. 23

Kentucky Derby Museum is adding a splash of bourbon to a new tour coming to the Museum Jan. 23. The Bourbon and Bridles Tour includes an exciting tour at Churchill Downs, intertwining the history of bourbon and horse racing in Kentucky. At the end, guests will get to make their own Mint Julep, and of […]

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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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Kentucky Derby Future Wager Opens Thanksgiving Day

Unbeaten Nashua Stakes (Grade III) winner Independence Hall and upset Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (GI) winner Storm the Court are among the 24 betting interests in Pool 1 of the 2020 Kentucky Derby Future Wager, which kicks off a four-day run at Churchill Downs on Thanksgiving Day. Both Independence Hall and Storm the Court were made […]

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Trainer Brian Lynch To Serve 15-Day Suspension For Medication Positive

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission handed down a suspension and $500 fine for trainer Brian Lynch on Nov. 20, as a result of a Class B medication violation in his trainee Into A Hot Spot on May 16 at Churchill Downs. The 4-year-old gelding was found to have the drug gabapentin in his system, a […]

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