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

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