The magic of jockey Mike Smith turned newly minted maiden winner Arklow into a graded stakes winner May 6 in the American Turf Stakes presented by Ram Trucks (G2T) at Churchill Downs.
Calumet Farm's homebred Wild Shot was much the best when he opened up by four lengths in the stretch to win the May 6 $250,000 Pat Day Mile Stakes Presented by LG&E and KU (G3).
Curlin, North America's reigning Horse of the Year and the continent's richest racehorse of all time with earnings of $10,501,800, will be paraded at Churchill Downs Nov. 29.
Ten 2-year-olds will attempt to earn black type when they line up in Sunday's $150,000 Bashford Manor Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs.
Continuing the executive shakeup at Churchill Downs Inc., vice president of public affairs Frank Jemley is leaving the company at the end of the year to begin a lobbying firm. Churchill Downs will b a client.
Gotham Stakes (gr. III) winner Mayakovsky drilled five furlongs in :58 1/5 Sunday at Churchill Downs as he prepares for Saturday's Derby Trial Stakes (gr. III) at the Louisville track.
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