Calhoun, Thomas hope to ca$h in on Ind. Derby with Mr. Money

Video: Interview with Bret Calhoun, with video at beginning from Mr. Money’s win in Churchill Downs’ Grade 3 Matt Winn Stakes. SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; July 8, 2019 — Allied Racing’s Mr. Money, who off a pair of Grade 3 stakes victories at Churchill Downs stamped himself as one of the fastest and most-improved 3-year-olds in the country, is headed to Saturday night’s […] Continue Reading

HBPA-THA statement: Horsemen have right to due process

National HBPA and THA: There must be a fair process that gives horsemen right to confront allegations of wrongdoing Due process is a fundamental and accepted constitutional right in our country. In a government sanctioned and regulated industry, it is required. Every person in our industry who holds a license to participate is given a right to due process when their […] Continue Reading

Bashford Manor favorite Phantom Boss gives Periban first Churchill start

Churchill Downs barn notes authored by Kevin Kerstein: LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, June 27, 2019) – Trainer Jorge Periban has never started a horse beneath the historic Twin Spires of Churchill Downs but 2-year-old California-bred Phantom Boss is poised to give the 59-year-old conditioner his first victory as the 9-5 morning line favorite in Saturday’s $125,000 Bashford Manor (Grade III). “It’s […] Continue Reading

Cox-trained Owendale edges Math Wizard in Ohio Derby

Thistledown’s Ohio Derby recap: June 22, 2019 (NORTH RANDALL, Ohio) – The saying “pace makes the race” proved golden Saturday as Owendale drove by faltering speed to take the $500,000 Ohio Derby (G3) at JACK Thistledown Racino by a half-length over Math Wizard, who also made a late move. It was another 9 1/4 lengths back to Long Range Toddy in […] Continue Reading

Mia Mischief gives Asmussen Churchill Downs win #701

Churchill Downs stakes recap: LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, June 22, 2019)–Mia Mischief, winner of the $500,000 Humana Distaff (Grade I) on Kentucky Derby Day, ran shoulder-to-shoulder with swift pace-setter Covfefe and put away the 2-5 favorite inside the final 50 yards to win Saturday’s 10th running of the $120,100 Roxelana Overnight Stakes at Churchill Downs by three-quarters of a length. Late-closing Awestruck narrowly picked up […] Continue Reading

Churchill Downs: Mr. Misunderstood making 2019 debut Thursday

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, June 22, 2019)–Flurry Racing Stables’ multiple graded stakes winner Mr. Misunderstood is set to return from a seven-month layoff in a $104,000 conditioned allowance contest Thursday evening at Churchill Downs. Trained by Brad Cox, Mr. Misunderstood has not been seen since his gutsy half-length score in the Nov. 17 River City Handicap (GIII) at Churchill Downs. The 5-year-old […] Continue Reading

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

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

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