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‘She Loves This Dirt Track’: She Can’t Sing Switches From Turf, Earns First Graded Win In Chilukki At Churchill Downs

Lothenbach Stables Inc.’s 5-year-old homebred mare She Can’t Sing contested the early pace with Empire House and Liberty M D, assumed command midway around the turn, and spurted clear down the stretch to easily win Saturday’s 37th running of the $300,000 Chilukki (G3) at Churchill Downs by 3 ¾ lengths. After the first quarter mile […]

Locust Grove Victress Played Hard Set For Return In Churchill Downs’ Falls City

Rigney Racing’s Played Hard, winner of the Locust Grove (G3), headlines a field of six fillies and mares entered in Thanksgiving Day’s 107th running of the $500,000 Falls City (G3) at Churchill Downs. The 1 1/8-mile Falls City has been run on Thanksgiving Day since 1987. This year’s event will go as Race 10 of […]

Ben Huffman Named 2022 Recipient Of KTO’s Warner L. Jones Jr. Horseman Of The Year Award

Ben Huffman, Vice President of Racing for Churchill Downs Racetrack and Racing Secretary at Keeneland Race Course, is the 2022 recipient of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners’ Warner L. Jones Jr. Horseman of the Year Award. Huffman will be honored at the Louisville-based KTO’s 34th annual awards gala Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Kentucky Derby Museum, […]

Two-Time World Series Winner Alex Bregman Becomes Winning Racehorse Owner At Churchill

Two-time World Series-winning third basemen Alex Bregman of the Houston Astros became a winning horse owner Wednesday at Churchill Downs when his family’s 2-year-old filly Goldblooded was victorious in her third-career start. Bregman was in attendance with his wife, Reagan, their three-month-old son, Knox, and several other family members for the victory. “We’ve been at […]

Kentucky Derby Winner Rich Strike Expected To Enter Churchill’s Clark

Nominations closed Saturday for the 148th running of the $750,000 Clark (Grade 1) and the 1 1/8-mile race is expected to feature Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike. Should Rich Strike win the Clark, he’d become the first Derby winner to win the Clark in his 3-year-old season since His Eminence in 1901. Only 14 Kentucky […]

Coach Will Try To Make The Grade In Saturday’s Chilukki

Kueber Racing’s two-time stakes-winning filly Coach will attempt to collect her first victory in graded stakes company as the headliner in Saturday’s $300,000 Chilukki Stakes (Grade 3) at Churchill Downs. The one-mile Chilukki Stakes for fillies and mares will go as Race 10 of 11 with a post time of 5:35 p.m. (all times Eastern). […]

‘We Wanted To See How She Could Handle Things Against The Big Girls’: Coppelia Gets First Stakes Win In Dream Supreme, Sconsin Third In Career Finale

Richard Rigney’s Coppelia sat just off the right hip of pacesetter Palm Cottage, took the lead leaving the final turn, and kicked clear to win Sunday’s $300,000 Dream Supreme, a listed stakes at Churchill Downs, by 2 ¾ lengths over Joyful Cadence. Multiple graded stakes winner Sconsin, in her final career race, finished third. Ridden […]

‘He Loves It Here At Churchill’: Favorite Bango Overcomes Traffic For Bet On Sunshine Victory

Tamaroak Partners’ classy sprinter Bango overcame traffic trouble along the inside rail in midstretch before he shifted out to get a clear run and overhaul leader Sibelius in deep stretch to win Sunday’s 14th running of the $299,750 Bet On Sunshine at Churchill Downs by three-quarters of a length. Ridden by Tyler Gaffalione for trainer […]

‘It Was A Really Big Race For Him’: Hozier Sets Pace, Lands First Stakes Win In Off-The-Turf River City

Hozier, owned by Ted Nixon’s Storyteller Racing, went straight to the front and never looked back while winning Sunday’s $292,500 River City at Churchill Downs by 3 ½ lengths over Starting Over. The River City, which was not staged in 2020-21, returned to the Churchill Downs stakes schedule this year but was switched from turf […]

Keystone Field’s Jewel Win Gives Maker 22nd Claiming Crown Victory

Keystone Field, owned by Kirk Wycoff’s Three Diamonds Farm, swept past early leaders Benevengo and Frosted Grace leaving the final turn and determinedly turned back a late charge by 2-1 favorite Intrepid Heart to win Saturday’s $199,875 Claiming Crown Jewel at Churchill Downs – the most lucrative of eight starter allowance races for the nation’s […]