Albaugh on Dennis’ Moment: ‘This horse amazes me how easy he strides’

Churchill Downs’ barn notes: LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Friday, Sept. 13, 2019) – The most publicized horse on the backstretch of Churchill Downs over the last two months was striking maiden winner Dennis’ Moment. On Saturday, the 2-year-old colt will see if he can live up to the hype as the 9-5 morning line favorite in the $200,000 Iroquois (Grade III). “It’s […] Continue Reading

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