Tom’s d’Etat even-money favorite for Stephen Foster

Today’s Churchill Downs media notes by Kevin Kerstein (Coady Photography photo of Tom’s d’Etat winning last fall’s Grade 1 Clark Handicap: LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, June 25, 2020) – G M B Racing’s 2019 Clark (Grade I) winner Tom’s d’Etat was installed as the even-money morning line favorite for Saturday’s $500,000 Stephen Foster presented by Coca-Cola (Grade II) – a Breeders’ […] Continue Reading

Churchill Downs announces Kentucky Derby spectator plans

Churchill Downs press release (Churchill Downs photo above: Don’t expect it to look like this in 2020) LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, June 25, 2020) – Churchill Downs Racetrack announced that after consultation with Gov. Andy Beshear and state public health officials the 146th runnings of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve and Longines Kentucky Oaks will occur with spectators under […] Continue Reading

Stephen Foster: Tom’s d’Etat v. By My Standards, Owendale

Stakes advances by Churchill Downs’ publicity department (Coady photo of Tom’s d’Etat) LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sunday, June 21, 2020) – G M B Racing’s 2019 Clark (Grade I) winner Tom’s d’Etat will take on Allied Racing Stable’s multiple Grade II winner By My Standards and Rupp Racing’s recent Blame Stakes hero Owendale in Saturday’s 39th running of the $500,000 Stephen Foster presented […] Continue Reading

Mott becomes seventh trainer to earn 5,000 wins

Churchill Downs news release LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, June 20, 2020) – Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott became only the seventh trainer in history to record 5,000 wins when Moon Over Miami notched a one-length score in the third race on Saturday at Churchill Downs. Mott, who was inducted into racing’s Hall of Fame in 1998, took out his trainer’s […] Continue Reading

Factor This, Field Pass win Churchill Downs turf stakes

Stakes recap by Churchill Downs’ publicity department. Coady photo above of Factor This winning the Wise Dan. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, June 20, 2020) – Gaining Ground Racing LLC’s 5-year-old Factor This collected his third consecutive stakes win with a hard-fought, front-running triumph while holding off a fast-closing English Bee in Saturday’s 31st running of the $200,000 Wise Dan presented by […] Continue Reading

Amoss-trained No Parole takes G1 Woody Stephens

By Brian Bohl, New York Racing Association publicity department (Coglianese photo)   ELMONT, N.Y. – Maggi Moss and Greg Tramontin’s No Parole took no prisoners and remained undefeated in sprints, breaking sharply from the inside post and leading at every point-of-call before surging home to a 3 3/4-length victory in the seven-furlong Grade 1, $250,000 Woody Stephens presented by Claiborne Farm […] Continue Reading

Midnight Bisou: ‘Arguably best horse in the word’

Today’s Churchill Downs media notes by the track publicity department (Coady photo of Midnight Bisou paddock schooling Wednesday at Churchill Downs): LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, June 18, 2020) – Bloom Racing Stable, Madaket Stables and Allen Racing’s 2019 Eclipse Award-winner Midnight Bisou completed her most serious preparation for next Saturday’s $200,000 Fleur de Lis presented by Coca-Cola (Grade II) with a […] Continue Reading

Owner-breeder (and WV racing commissioner) on why he supports Lasix

(Photo: Ken Lowe at Saratoga in 2019)         I’ve never met Mr. Chester Thomas but totally agree with his thinking and his explanation for continuing current administration policies of Lasix. I also agree with his opinion behind eliminating catastrophic injuries by improving track surfaces, an issue capable of being corrected. Furosemide, however, is a solution that does […] Continue Reading

Winchell’s Pneumatic joins Belmont Stakes field

From today’s Belmont Stakes media notes from the New York Racing Association (Coady Photo pic of Pneumatic winning an Oaklawn Park allowance race)       Solid training in addition to changes made to the list of probable entrants for the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes has given the connections of graded stakes-placed Pneumatic enough confidence to send the […] Continue Reading

Man in the Can earns shot at Blue Grass

Sunday’s Churchill Downs media notes (Coady photo above of Man in the Can’s allowance win Friday: LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sunday, June 14, 2020) – JRita Young Thoroughbreds’ four-time winner Man in the Can will take his next step on the Road to the Kentucky Derby in the $600,000 Blue Grass (Grade II) on July 11 at Keeneland following his 1 ½-length […] Continue Reading