Crazy Beautiful wears down Played Hard to take Seneca

A Churchill Downs’ stakes recap by the track’s publicity department (Coady Photography photos): LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Friday, Oct. 1, 2021) – Phoenix Thoroughbred III Ltd.’s three-time graded stakes winner Crazy Beautiful wore down Rigney Racing LLC’s front-running, even-money favorite Played Hard in deep stretch for a neck victory in Friday’s inaugural running of the $155,568 Seneca Overnight Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at […] Continue Reading

Celebration of Tom Conway’s life Monday 4-7p at Derby Museum

(Keeneland photo of Tom Conway, right, and his son Jack after they won the 2010 Toyota Blue Grass with 40-1 shot Stately Victor) A celebration of life for prominent Louisville attorney and horse owner Tom Conway —  whose many roles including being a board member of the Kentucky HBPA — will be held Monday, Sept. 27,  from 4-7 p.m. ET […] Continue Reading

Carribean Caper goes to 5 for 5; King Fury romps by 13 lengths

Churchill Downs stakes recaps by the CD publicity team (Churchill Downs/Coady Photography photo of Carribean Caper and jockey Colby Hernandez winning the G3 Dogwood): LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021) – Columbine Stable’s Carribean Caper swept three-wide on the turn to reel in the early leaders and drew away in the stretch for an easy six-length victory over Someone Said […] Continue Reading

Keeneland sale grosses $352 million; 15 yearlings go for $1M or more

Keeneland’s sales wrap-up report (Keeneland photo of the $1.7 million colt by City of Lights that topped the sale): LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 24, 2021) – Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale, a bellwether event for the Thoroughbred industry, concluded Friday with gross sales of $352 million, sixth-highest in sale history, and record cumulative average and median prices. Large crowds of enthusiastic buyers […] 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

Keeneland’s first week of sale concludes with pair of $1M colts

Photo above: Hip #874, a son of Into Mischief who was sold for $1 million Thursday at Keeneland. (Keeneland photo) For Immediate Release Click here for a video of Hip 874, a $1 million Into Mischief colt Click here for a video of Hip 1022, a $1 million Street Sense colt  Sale of Two Million-Dollar Colts Concludes Powerhouse Week 1 […] Continue Reading

Pea soup: New Boss takes off-turf Pea Patch at Ellis Park

Ellis Park press release by Jennie Rees (Coady Photography photos of Adam Beschizza riding New Boss to victory in the Pea Patch) HENDERSON, Ky. (Sunday, July 18, 2021) — Trainer Bret Calhoun very much had misgivings when a storm blew in as his 3-year-old filly New Boss was in the paddock for Sunday’s $60,000 Pea Patch Overnight Stakes at the […] Continue Reading

Bango proves firecracker in Ellis Park’s Good Lord

Ellis Park press release (all photos by Coady Photography) Video: pre-race, stretch, interviews with Pedroza and Foley HENDERSON, Ky. (Saturday, July 17, 2021) — It turns out that Bango loves Ellis Park, too. Fred and Debbie Schwartz’ 4-year-old colt came into Saturday’s $75,000 Good Lord Stakes with six of his seven career victories coming at Churchill Downs, trainer Greg Foley’s […] Continue Reading

3-for-3 Carribean Caper could run back in Audubon Oaks

Ellis Park press release (Coady Photography photos) Columbine Stable’s Carribean Caper remained unbeaten in three starts, beating older fillies and mares to take Saturday’s second race, a second-level allowance race. Bet down to 1-5 odds in the field of five, Carribean Caper drew off in the stretch for a 4 1/2-length victory over Queen Bridget, covering 6 1/2 furlongs in […] Continue Reading

Walsh on Foster-bound Maxfield: ‘We’re ready … and excited’

From Churchill Downs’ media department (Coady Photography photo of Maxfield winning Churchill Downs’ Grade 2 Alysheba under Jose Ortiz):  LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, June 23, 2021) – Godolphin’s multiple graded stakes-winning homebred Maxfield leads a field of nine older horses that were entered in Saturday afternoon’s featured 40th running of the $600,000 Stephen Foster (Grade II) – one of seven stakes […] Continue Reading