Seeking the Soul’s next start up in air – but one definite spot is Breeders’ Cup Classic

A Churchill Downs release: LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sunday, June 16, 2019) – Veteran trainer Dallas Stewart was back to work Sunday at Churchill Downs to figure out the next option for Saturday’s $600,000 Stephen Foster Presented by GE Appliances (Grade I) winner Seeking the Soul. “We got back at it at 5 a.m. this morning and looking forward to the future,” Stewart said. “He bounced out […] Continue Reading

Regret: Hard Legacy gives Norm Casse first stakes win as trainer

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, June 15, 2019) – Marylou Whitney Stables’ Hard Legacy led wire-to-wire in Saturday’s $150,000 Regret (Grade III) at Churchill Downs to give trainer Norm Casse his first stakes victory. Hard Legacy, a 3-year-old daughter of Hard Spun, ran 1 1/8 miles over the firm Matt Winn Turf Course in 1:48.22 to win the Regret by a final […] Continue Reading

Matt Winn: Mr. Money gets the money!

Churchill Downs’ stakes recap: LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, June 15, 2019) – Mr. Money, winner of the $400,000 Pat Day Mile (Grade III) on Kentucky Derby, returned to the Churchill Downs winner’s circle Saturday night after scoring a decisive 6 ½-length win over Signalman in the 22nd running of the $150,000 Matt Winn (Grade III) for 3-year-olds. Ridden by Gabriel Saez, […] Continue Reading

Stephen Foster: Seeking the Soul nips Quip, Tom’s d’Etat

Churchill Downs’ Stephen Foster recap: LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, June 15, 2019) – Seeking the Soul prevailed in a thrilling three-horse stretch battle with Quip and Tom’s d’Etat to win Saturday night’s 38th running of the $600,000 Stephen Foster Presented by GE Appliances (Grade II) by a neck at Churchill Downs. Owned and bred by Charles Fipke, 6-year-old Seeking the Soul […] Continue Reading

Wise Dan: March to the Arch edges past 71-1 shot All Right

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, June 15, 2019) – Live Oak Plantation’s 4-year-old gelding March to the Arch surged past 71-1 longshot All Right in the final yards to win Saturday night’s 30th running of the $250,000 Wise Dan (Grade II) at Churchill Downs by a neck. Admission Office, the 2-1 favorite in the field of 13 older horses, was another neck […] Continue Reading

Fleur de Lis: Elate gets her mojo back

Churchill Downs stakes recap: LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, June 15, 2019) – Adele B. Dilschneider and Claiborne Farm’s Elate powered past Blue Prize (Arg) and She’s a Julie to capture Saturday night’s 44th running of the $250,000 Fleur de Lis presented by Budweiser (Grade II) at Churchill Downs. Elate, ridden by Jose Ortiz and trained by Bill Mott, ran 1 1/8 […] Continue Reading

War of Will be could Casse’s missing piece to Hall of Fame entry

By Alicia Wincze Hughes ELMONT, N.Y. -There were 600-plus miles separating David Carroll from his boss as he sat in his Kentucky home on the evening of May 18. But as the veteran horseman watched the middle leg of the Triple Crown reach its conclusion on NBC, the same grateful narrative rolled through both his mind and that of trainer […] Continue Reading

Keeneland institution ‘Spec’ Alexander dies at 80

From Keeneland’s publicity department: LEXINGTON, KY (June 4, 2019) – Lifelong horseman and longtime Keeneland Starter Robert Lee “Spec” Alexander, widely respected for his skill with Thoroughbred racehorses and a beloved ambassador of Keeneland, died Monday, June 3. He was 80. “Spec was a Keeneland institution, an unquestioned master of his craft,” Keeneland President and CEO Bill Thomason said. “For […] Continue Reading

Churchill Downs: Wilbo edges Petrov in Aristides

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, June 1, 2019) – With a furlong to run Saturday night’s 31st running of the $125,000 Aristides Presented by GE Appliances (Listed) at Churchill Downs, it looked as if six of the seven older horses could win, but it was Chris Wilkins’ 7-year-old gelding Wilbo who emerged as the victor in the final stages to beat Petrov […] Continue Reading

Brisset ships My Majestic Rose to Santa Anita to take G2 Summertime Oaks

A Santa Anita stakes recap:    ARCADIA, Calif. (May 26, 2019)-With Jerry Hollendorfer’s Sneaking Out and Bob Baffert’s Flor de La Mar ensuring a solid pace, Kentucky invader My Majestic Rose was well in-hand early and rallied strongly around the far turn in route to a half length win in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Summertime Oaks at Santa Anita.  Ridden by Flavien Prat […] Continue Reading