Williamson hitting stride at Churchill Downs

Churchill Downs’ barn notes compiled by Kevin Kerstein: LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019) – Trainer Brian Williamson began making Churchill Downs his “second home” about four years ago. Now, the Chicagoland-native is finding his best stride in the September Meet with two victories and a narrow runner-up finish with his small string of 10 horses based in Barn 16. […] Continue Reading

Keeneland barn notes: Blue Prize works for Spinster repeat

Today’s Keeneland barn notes compiled by the track’s publicity team: BLUE PRIZE (ARG) WORKS TOWARD JUDDMONTE SPINSTER TITLE DEFENSE Merriebelle Stable’s Blue Prize (ARG) completed her major preparations for next Sunday’s $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster (G1) by working 5 furlongs in 1:03 over a fast main track Saturday morning. Working on her own at 7:30 a.m., Blue Prize posted fractions of […] Continue Reading

Everything you need to know about Keeneland’s fall meet (except for the winners!)

From Keeneland’s publicity team LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 27, 2019) – Keeneland’s Fall Meet begins Friday, Oct. 4, celebrating 17 days of some of the finest Thoroughbred racing in North America that kicks off with the blockbuster Fall Stars Weekend, featuring nine of the meet’s 10 Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” races. The season offers a full slate of special […] Continue Reading

Lukas Classic contender Tenfold: ‘He just needs to put it all together’

Today’s Churchill Downs barn notes compiled by Kevin Kerstein: LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019) – Winchell Thoroughbreds’ multiple graded stakes winner Tenfold is hoping to enter the Woodford Reserve Winner’s Circle at Churchill Downs for the first time in Saturday’s $250,000 Lukas Classic Presented by Budweiser (Grade III). “It really wasn’t until Monday when I made the decision to […] Continue Reading

Quip, Tenfold square off in Lukas Classic

Churchill Downs’ stakes previews by the track’s PR team: LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019) – WinStar Farm, China Horse Club International and SF Racing’s multiple graded stakes winner Quip will take on Winchell Thoroughbreds’ four-time winner Tenfold and eight other rivals under the lights in Saturday’s seventh running of the $250,000 Lukas Classic Presented by Budweiser (Grade III) – […] Continue Reading

Cox, Bridgmohan love Covfefe’s outside post for Dogwood

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Friday, Sept. 20, 2019) – The last time LNJ Foxwoods’ Covfefe competed at Churchill Downs, she was on the inside of a very contentious pace battle with Mia Mischief in the $120,000 Roxelana. Now, the speedy Grade I-winning filly will find herself on the outside of a compact field of 3-year-olds in Saturday’s $125,000 Dogwood Stakes, and her […] Continue Reading

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

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