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Lecomte: Loutsch Sending Admire ‘To See Where We Stand Against The Big Boys’

When it comes to campaigning horses on the Derby trail, Albaugh Family Stables’ Racing Manager Jason Loutsch has a good understanding of what it takes to get a horse to Churchill Downs on the First Saturday in May having done just that for the past three years. Albaugh has been represented in the Kentucky Derby […]

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KHRC Imposes $1,000 Per Day Fine On Churchill’s Derby City Gaming

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has fined Churchill Downs, Inc. for violations with the 900 Ainsworth Game Technology historical racing machines at its Derby City Gaming location, according to courierjournal.com. The fines, accumulating at a rate of $1,000 per day, are related to a regulation that races with scratched horses cannot be used to determine outcomes […]

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‘Hey, We’re Back In This’: Jones Excited About 2-Year-Old Super Steed

Trainer Larry Jones has a promising new 2-year-old in his stable, a son of Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver, and the veteran trainer hopes his young charge can make it back to Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May. Super Steed showed his potential beneath the Twin Spires on Saturday’s Stars of Tomorrow II […]

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Churchill Downs’ Single 6 Jackpot Hit For $500,000 Saturday

On the penultimate day of racing at Churchill Downs, the Single 6 Jackpot wager was taken down by a single bettor for a whopping $500,256.88. Drf.com reported that the winning ticket was purchased via a TwinSpires ADW account. Fancy Dress Party ($7.40) kicked off the sequence, followed by Super Steed ($8.20). Next, the longest shot on […]

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Signalman Scores Derby Points With Game Kentucky Jockey Club Win

Signalman, who finished third in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Grade I) just 22 days ago, grabbed the lead with three-sixteenths of a mile to run and turned back a late charge from Plus Que Parfait to win Saturday’s 92nd running of the $200,000 Kentucky Jockey Club (Grade II) at Churchill Downs by a neck. Signalman […]

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Liora Holds Off Favored Restless Rider In Golden Rod

Coffeepot Stables’ 2-year-old filly Liora – the longest shot in the field of eight 2-year-old fillies at odds of 27-1 – led every step of the way and narrowly repelled a late bid by odds-on 3-5 favorite and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (Grade I) runner-up Restless Rider to win Saturday’s 75th running of the $200,000 […]

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Leofric Fends Off Bravazo For First Grade 1 Win In Clark Handicap

Steve Landers’ Leofric proved dead game in Friday’s Grade 1 Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs. Off as the 3-1 third choice, the 5-year-old son of Candy Ride rode the rail around the backstretch, angled out in the turn and battled down the stretch to finish a head in front of 2-1 Bravazo on the wire. […]

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McPeek Team Focused On ‘Moving Foward’ With Promising Juveniles

It arguably has been one of the most difficult meets of veteran trainer Kenny McPeek’s 34-year career with the passing of exercise rider Odanis Acuna last Saturday. But the lifelong horseman hopes to move forward into next weekend’s Stars of Tomorrow II program at Churchill Downs with talented juveniles Signalman and Restless Rider in the […]

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Fipke, Stewart ‘Seeking’ Clark Repeat Against Field Of Eight On Black Friday

Churchill Downs-based star Seeking the Soul is set to bid for repeat glory over his home track in Friday’s 144th running of the $500,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I), the premier race of the historic track’s Fall Meet. The 1 1/8-mile Clark heads a duo of stakes races on the 12-race “Black […]

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Churchill’s Derby City Gaming Cutting Into Southern Indiana Casino Profits

Churchill Downs, Inc. opened a $65 million facility called Derby City Gaming in mid-September housing 900 historical racing machines, and the Courier-Journal reports that Southern Indiana’s full-scale casinos have already felt the impact of the new competition. Specifically, Horseshoe Southern Indiana has seen declines in the slots volume of play, with $143.7 million this October compared […]

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