Churchill Downs barn notes: Howling Time heads Ky Jockey Club

Churchill Downs press release (Coady Photography photo of Howling Time): LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021) – The Road to the Kentucky Derby resumes Saturday from Churchill Downs where Albaugh Family Stables’ undefeated colt Howling Time, the winner of the $200,000 Street Sense four weeks ago, tops an ultra-competitive cast of 14 colts and geldings that entered the $400,000 Kentucky […] Continue Reading

Cox wins publicists’ Big Sport of Turfdom award

A Turf Publicists of America release (Eclipse Sportswire/Breeders’ Cup photo of media interview after Cox won the Breeders’ Cup Classic with Korea Racing Authority’s Knicks Go): The Turf Publicists of America (TPA) announced today that the 2021 Big Sport of Turfdom award, which recognizes a person or group of people who enhances coverage of Thoroughbred racing through cooperation with media and racing […] Continue Reading

Knicks Go: From Ellis Park to Breeders’ Cup Classic glory

Kentucky HBPA release (Alex Evers/Eclipse Thoroughbred/Breeders’ Cup photo above) Video: Post-Classic interviews Video: B-roll, Baffert on Medina Spirit’s second          DEL MAR, Calif. (Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021) — A year ago, Brad Cox won a record-tying four Breeders’ Cup races at Keeneland. While he came three victories shy of that total this year, Cox’s triumph came in […] Continue Reading

Turnerloose heads Jessamine; 11 invited to QEII Challenge Cup

Today’s Keeneland media notes penned by the track’s publicity department (Coady Photography photo above of Turnerloose taking Kentucky Downs’ $500,000 Aristocrat Juvenile Fillies under Florent Geroux. UNDEFEATED TURNERLOOSE HEADS OVERFLOW FIELD FOR JPMORGAN CHASE JESSAMINE ELEVEN FILLIES INVITED TO QUEEN ELIZABETH II CHALLENGE CUP PRESENTED BY DIXIANA DREAM SEASON CONTINUES FOR ARRIAGADA AND ESTILO TALENTOSO BREEDERS’ CUP CHALLENGE PICK 6 […] Continue Reading

Juju’s Map: No problem finding Alcibiades winner’s circle

Stakes recap by Keeneland’s publicity department (Keeneland/Coady Photography photo above of Florent Geroux guiding Juju’s Map to victory.) Juju’s Map Much the Best in Grade 1 Darley Alcibiades on Opening Day of Keeneland’s Fall Meet LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 8, 2021) – Albaugh Family Stables’ Juju’s Map swept to the lead on the far turn and cruised to a 4¼-length victory […] Continue Reading

A look at Keeneland’s FallStars Weekend stakes

Today’s Keeneland media notes (Coady Photography photo of Phoenix contender Just Might capturing Churchill Downs’ Louisville Thoroughbred Society Stakes. Paradise Farms Corp. and David Staudacher’s Special Reserve headlines a field of seven sprinters entered Tuesday for Friday’s 169th running of the $250,000 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix (G2) going 6 furlongs on the main track. Friday is opening day of Keeneland’s […] Continue Reading

Cox on Monomoy Girl: ‘Meant the world to my career’

Churchill Downs’ media notes by Kevin Kerstein (Coady Photography photo above of Monomou: LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021) – Spendthrift Farm and trainer Brad Cox announced Wednesday afternoon the retirement of multiple champion mare Monomoy Girl. Cox reflected Thursday about Monomoy Girl and what she’s meant to his career. “She’s simply a remarkable mare and has meant the world […] Continue Reading

Shedaresthedevil nips Crystal Ball in $400K Locust Grove

Churchill Downs stakes recap (Coady Photography photo of Shedaresthedevil’s victory over Crystal Ball in Saturday night’s Locust Grove under Florent Geroux): LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021) – Qatar Racing, Flurry Racing Stables and Big Aut Farms’ 2020 Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) hero Shedaresthedevil broke fast from the gate, dictated the pace throughout and determinedly held off Crystal Ball […] Continue Reading

She’sonthewarpath wins battle and war in Ellis Park Turf

Coady Photography photos of She’sonthewarpath, Adam Beschizza up, edging favored Dominga to take the $75,000 Ellis Park Turf. Video: She’sonthewarpath jockey Adam Beschizza, trainer Steve Margolis HENDERSON, Ky. (Sunday, July 4, 2021) — She’sonthewarpath was. And the result was a neck victory over favored Dominga in Sunday’s $75,000 Ellis Park Turf at the RUNHAPPY Meet at Ellis Park. Trainer by […] Continue Reading

Highlights from Ellis Park opener

Ellis Park wrap up of Sunday’s opening day. Coady Photography pic of Eric Foster. HENDERSON, Ky. (Sunday, June 27, 2021) — The RUNHAPPY Meet at Ellis Park kicked off Sunday before an enthusiastic crowd welcoming back horse racing in the Tri-State area with fans in the stands for the first time since 2019. COVID protocols forced last summer’s meet to […] Continue Reading