Breeders’ Cup Juvenile watch: Dennis’ Moment ‘moves like a Cadillac, fast as a Ferrari’

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Friday, Oct. 11, 2019) — When Tammy Fox comes back from a morning workout on a racehorse, the ultimate sign of approval is the former jockey flashing two thumbs up as they come off the track. After Albaugh Family Stables’ 2-year-old colt Dennis’ Moment cruised five-eighths of a mile in 58 1/5 seconds Friday at Churchill Downs, Fox […] Continue Reading

Queen could win namesake G1 stakes with Magnetic Charm

Today’s Keeneland barn notes: Magnetic Charm (GB) might have an edge in Saturday’s Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane’s End (G1) for one simple reason: She is owned by Her Majesty, The Queen, who 35 years ago was at Keeneland for the first running of the race named in her honor. The Queen is an astute Thoroughbred breeder […] Continue Reading

Walsh on Maxfield: ‘We’ve been excited about him since he walked into the barn’

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019) — The morning after winning the first Grade 1 stakes of his career, Brendan Walsh reported cheerfully that Keeneland’s Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity winner Maxfield came out of Saturday’s $500,000 race in far better order than his trainer. “We did a bit of celebrating last night,” Walsh said. “But if you don’t celebrate that, what […] 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

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

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

Matt Winn: Mr. Money gets the money!

Churchill Downs’ stakes recap: LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, June 15, 2019) – Mr. Money, winner of the $400,000 Pat Day Mile (Grade III) on Kentucky Derby, returned to the Churchill Downs winner’s circle Saturday night after scoring a decisive 6 ½-length win over Signalman in the 22nd running of the $150,000 Matt Winn (Grade III) for 3-year-olds. Ridden by Gabriel Saez, […] Continue Reading

War of Will be could Casse’s missing piece to Hall of Fame entry

By Alicia Wincze Hughes ELMONT, N.Y. -There were 600-plus miles separating David Carroll from his boss as he sat in his Kentucky home on the evening of May 18. But as the veteran horseman watched the middle leg of the Triple Crown reach its conclusion on NBC, the same grateful narrative rolled through both his mind and that of trainer […] Continue Reading

Churchill Downs raises race purses 10.7 percent

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Monday, May 27, 2019) – Effective Thursday, Churchill Downs Racetrack will raise purse offerings 10.7 percent for the second half of its 38-day Spring Meet thanks to robust business from state-of-the-art historical racing machines at Derby City Gaming. The Spring Meet’s second condition book, which covers 183 races from Thursday through closing day on June 29, has a $1.1 […] Continue Reading