Signalman holds off Plus Que Parfait to take Ky Jockey Club

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018) – Signalman, who finished third in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Grade I) just 22 days ago, grabbed the lead with three-sixteenths of a mile to run and turned back a late charge from Plus Que Parfait to win Saturday’s 92nd running of the $200,000 Kentucky Jockey Club (Grade II) at Churchill Downs by a […] Continue Reading

Princess Warrior bags first stakes in G2 Mrs. Revere

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Friday, Nov. 23, 2018) – Princess Warrior commenced her run midway around the far turn and edged past Cool Beans inside the final furlong to win Saturday’s 28thrunning of the $200,000 Mrs. Revere (Grade II) at Churchill Downs by one length over a surgingGet Explicit. Owned by Evan, Matthew and Andrew Trommer, Princess Warrior ran 1 1/16 miles […] Continue Reading

Leofric nips Bravazo to take G1 Clark; 2017 winner Seeking the Soul third

Churchill Downs’ stakes recap: LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Friday, Nov. 23, 2018) – Fayette Stakes (Grade II) winner Leofric turned back a determined challenge by 3-year-old Bravazo in deep stretch to win a thrilling renewal of Friday’s 144thrunning of the $500,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I) by a neck. Defending Clark Handicap champion Seeking the Soul, the 123-pound starting […] Continue Reading

Calumet’s English Affair bags first stakes win in Cardinal

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018) – English Affair split horses in late stretch to score a half-length victory over Amboseli in Thursday’s 45th running of the $100,000 Cardinal Handicap (Grade III) for fillies and mares on Thanksgiving Day at Churchill Downs. English Affair, a 4-year-old filly owned and bred by Brad Kelley’s Calumet Farm, ran 1 1/8 miles over “yielding” turf in 1:54.26 to collect the first stakes […] Continue Reading

Prado’s Sweet Ride Wires field in G2 Falls City

Churchill Downs’ stakes recap:  LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018) – Darrell and Sadie Brommer’s 6-year-old homebred mare Prado’s Sweet Ride led every step of the way and drew off in deep stretch for a decisive 4 ¾-length triumph over odds-on 3-5 favorite Devine Miss Grey in the 103rd running of the $200,000 Falls City Handicap (Grade II) for fillies and mares on Thanksgiving Day at Churchill Downs. Prado’s […] Continue Reading

Cox lands 1,000th career win with Play On’s FG score

A Fair Grounds release: NEW ORLEANS (November 18, 2018) – Trainer Brad Cox was pretty anxious to get career win number 1,000, but the defending two-time leading trainer at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots finally did just that in the fifth race on Sunday afternoon with Play On. “It seemed like over the last few weeks we had a […] Continue Reading

Mr. Misunderstood triggers 1-2 River City finish for Cox

(Florent Geroux guided Mr. Misunderstood to a half-length victory over stablemate Big Changes in Churchill Downs’ River City Handicap. Coady Photography photo) LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018) – Staton Flurry’s 4-year-old gelding Mr. Misunderstood remained perfect in four starts on the Churchill Downs turf course when he collared stablemate Big Changes inside the final furlong to score a half-length victory in Saturday’s 41st running of the $100,000 River City […] Continue Reading

Maker-trained Dunph seeks to go to 3 for 3 in Kentucky Jockey Club

Today’s Churchill Downs barn notes, authored by Kevin Kerstein: (Photo by Coady Photography: Dunph winning Churchill Downs’ Spendthrift Juvenile Stallion Stakes) LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018) – Three Diamonds Farm and Joseph Besecker’s undefeated 2-year-old colt Dunph will attempt to land his third career victory in next Saturday’s $200,000 Kentucky Jockey Club (Grade II) at Churchill Downs – a race that awards 10 points to the winner […] Continue Reading

Churchill Downs: Morales’ finishing up ‘bug’ on high note

Today’s Churchill Downs’ media notes penned by Kevin Kerstein LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018) – Jockey Edgar Morales will lose the five-pound weight allowance that is granted to apprentice riders on Saturday, but the 20-year-old Puerto Rico native has made the most of his final week with the “bug” by winning three races Wednesday to vault to the top […] Continue Reading

We’re raffling off three TVs to help Odanis Acuna’s family

Help Odanis Acuna’s family and you might win a TV   The Kentucky HBPA’s foundation is raffling off one 40-inch and two 32-inch televisions, with proceeds going to the family of Odanis Acuna, the 42-year-old veteran exercise rider killed Saturday morning in a training accident at Churchill Downs. Acuna, nicknamed Cuba for his homeland, leaves a wife and three young […] Continue Reading