Keeneland barn notes: Blue Prize works for Spinster repeat

Today’s Keeneland barn notes compiled by the track’s publicity team: BLUE PRIZE (ARG) WORKS TOWARD JUDDMONTE SPINSTER TITLE DEFENSE Merriebelle Stable’s Blue Prize (ARG) completed her major preparations for next Sunday’s $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster (G1) by working 5 furlongs in 1:03 over a fast main track Saturday morning. Working on her own at 7:30 a.m., Blue Prize posted fractions of […] Continue Reading

Everything you need to know about Keeneland’s fall meet (except for the winners!)

From Keeneland’s publicity team LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 27, 2019) – Keeneland’s Fall Meet begins Friday, Oct. 4, celebrating 17 days of some of the finest Thoroughbred racing in North America that kicks off with the blockbuster Fall Stars Weekend, featuring nine of the meet’s 10 Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” races. The season offers a full slate of special […] Continue Reading

Lukas Classic contender Tenfold: ‘He just needs to put it all together’

Today’s Churchill Downs barn notes compiled by Kevin Kerstein: LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019) – Winchell Thoroughbreds’ multiple graded stakes winner Tenfold is hoping to enter the Woodford Reserve Winner’s Circle at Churchill Downs for the first time in Saturday’s $250,000 Lukas Classic Presented by Budweiser (Grade III). “It really wasn’t until Monday when I made the decision to […] Continue Reading

Quip, Tenfold square off in Lukas Classic

Churchill Downs’ stakes previews by the track’s PR team: LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019) – WinStar Farm, China Horse Club International and SF Racing’s multiple graded stakes winner Quip will take on Winchell Thoroughbreds’ four-time winner Tenfold and eight other rivals under the lights in Saturday’s seventh running of the $250,000 Lukas Classic Presented by Budweiser (Grade III) – […] Continue Reading

Cox, Bridgmohan love Covfefe’s outside post for Dogwood

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Friday, Sept. 20, 2019) – The last time LNJ Foxwoods’ Covfefe competed at Churchill Downs, she was on the inside of a very contentious pace battle with Mia Mischief in the $120,000 Roxelana. Now, the speedy Grade I-winning filly will find herself on the outside of a compact field of 3-year-olds in Saturday’s $125,000 Dogwood Stakes, and her […] Continue Reading

More than 600 owners, trainers sign letter to protect race-day Lasix

View public letter and list of names on HBPA.org LEXINGTON, KY (Friday, Sept. 20, 2019) – A unified industry group believes banning Lasix will adversely impact the health and welfare of racehorses, as well as the strength of our industry. Today, a letter was released with more than 600 signatures in support of protecting Lasix as a choice for horsemen and […] Continue Reading

Seize the moment! ‘Dennis’ rolls into BC Juvenile with Iroquois win

Churchill Downs’ stakes recap: LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019) – Albaugh Family Stables’ Dennis’ Moment is the early points leader on the 2020 “Road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve” after the promising colt confirmed his runway maiden victory with an easy 1 ¾-length win over Scabbard in Saturday’s 38thrunning of the $200,000 Iroquois (Grade III) for […] Continue Reading

Lazy Daisy battles His Glory to take Pocahontas

Churchill Downs stakes recap: LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019) – Southern California invader Lazy Daisy and 43-1 longshot His Glory took turns sharing the lead throughout Saturday’s 51st running of the $200,000 Pocahontas (Grade II) at Churchill Downs but it was Lazy Daisy who emerged as 1 ¼-length winner when the 1 1/16-mile race for 2-year-old fillies reached its […] Continue Reading

Divine Queen provides heart-warming Open Mind victory

Churchill Downs stakes recap: LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019) – Carl Hurst and William “Buff” Bradley’s homebred Divine Queen rode the rail under Hall of Fame jockey Calvin Borel and easily beat Ascot Day by 2 ¾ lengths to win Saturday’s 11th running of the $125,000 Open Mind (Listed) for fillies and mares at Churchill Downs. The victory came […] Continue Reading

Go Google Yourself follows up Groupie Doll with G3 Locust Grove win

Churchill Downs stakes recap LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019) – Jay Em Ess Stable’s homebred Go Google Yourselfspurted clear at the top of the stretch and fended off late runs by Moonlit Garden and Mylady Curlin to win Saturday’s 36th running of the $200,000 Locust Grove (Grade III) for fillies and mares at Churchill Downs by a neck. Trained […] Continue Reading