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‘All Others’ 4-5 Favorite At Conclusion Of KDFW Pool 2, Forte 10-1 Second Choice

With the Kentucky Derby still 23 weeks away, the pari-mutuel field of “All Other Colts and Geldings from the 2020 Foal Crop” closed as the odds-on 4-5 favorite in Pool 2 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) winner Forte was the 10-1 second choice. Other horses who attracted mild interest from bettors: […]

Trademark Draws Away In Off-The-Turf Commonwealth Turf At Churchill Downs

Trademark collared pacesetter Fighter in the Win into the final turn, turned back a challenge from Stolen Base at the top of the stretch, and drew off late to win the off-the-turf $300,000 Commonwealth Turf at Churchill Downs by four lengths. Sunday’s closing day feature was transferred from the turf to the “sloppy” dirt track […]

Six-Win Day Launches Saez To Top Of Churchill Jockey Standings, Maker Takes Trainer Title

Jockey Luis Saez made his presence felt Saturday at Churchill Downs as the 30-year-old vaulted to the top of the Fall Meet jockey standings with six victories on the 12-race card. Saez entered Sunday’s closing day card with a 23-17 win lead over Tyler Gaffalione and Brian Hernandez Jr. in his attempt to win his […]

Powerful Takes Ed Brown, Red Carpet Ready Lands Fern Creek At Churchill Downs

Courtlandt Farm’s Powerful contested the early pace from the inside and surged clear inside the final sixteenth to win Saturday’s second running of the $200,000 Ed Brown for 2-year-olds by one length over Mr. Bob at Churchill Downs. Trained by Steve Asmussen and ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, Powerful covered the 6 ½ furlongs on a […]

‘I Have Entertained The Thought Of Putting Her On The Road To The Kentucky Derby’: Hoosier Philly Powerful In Golden Rod Win

The promising 2-year-old filly Hoosier Philly stamped herself as a divisional leader and tantalizing prospect for the 2023 Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) as she easily won the $400,000 Golden Rod (G2) Saturday at Churchill Downs with overwhelming authority by five lengths. Hoosier Philly, who ran 1 1/16 miles over a fast track in 1:43.94 as […]

Instant Coffee Rolls To Kentucky Jockey Club Score At Churchill Downs, Caps Six-Win Day For Saez

Instant Coffee rallied wide into a slow pace and surged to the front inside the final sixteenth to win the $399,625 Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) by 1 ¼ lengths over Curly Jack on Saturday while providing jockey Luis Saez his sixth victory on the “Stars of Tomorrow II” program for 2-year-olds at Churchill Downs. Instant […]

Continuar Wins Cattleya Stakes At Tokyo To Kick Off Japan Road To Kentucky Derby

Lion Race Horse Co. Ltd.’s Continuar was able to hold off the late charge of Mirror of Mind to win the $220,325 Cattleya Stakes early Saturday morning at Tokyo Racecourse. Trained by Yoshito Yahagi and ridden by Damian Lane, Continuar completed the about one-mile Cattleya in 1:36.60. For his victory, the colt by 2016 Breeders’ […]

‘It’s Great To Be Able To Keep A String Of Horses Home’: Trainers Begin To Settle Into Trackside Louisville For Winter Training

It’s been 13 years since Churchill Downs’ Trackside Louisville remained open for winter training and several outfits are eager to keep horses in Louisville to run at Turfway Park when the Florence, Kentucky track begins its Holiday Meet on Wednesday night. “It’s great to be able to keep a string of horses home for the […]

Clark Winner Proxy To Head For Fair Grounds, Lucrative Races On Radar

Godolphin’s homebred Proxy earned his first career stakes victory Friday with a determined three-quarter length win in the $750,000 Clark (G1) at Churchill Downs and earned a 102 Brisnet Speed Figure for his effort. Proxy’s BSF is just one point shy of his career best, which he earned for his third in the Stephen Foster […]

Bubble Rock Kicks Clear Going Wire To Wire In Mrs. Revere

Bubble Rock broke alertly and led every step of the way to win Friday’s 30th running of the $300,000 Mrs. Revere (G2) for 3-year-old fillies at Churchill Downs by 1 ¼ lengths over Joyful Applause. Owned and bred by John Ed Anthony’s Shortleaf Stable Inc., Bubble Rock ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:45.05 over a […]