J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II) at Churchill Downs. read blog
Airoforce is one of two graded stakes winners and the 3-1 morning-line favorite for the $200,000 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II) for 2-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles Nov. 28 at Churchill Downs.
Trainer Vicki Oliver says she's leaning toward the Nov. 26 race, which would be the final start for 5-year-old Frivolous.
Dothraki Queen, a grade II winner over the track, heads a field of nine juvenile fillies for the $200,000 Golden Rod Stakes Nov. 28 at Churchill Downs.
The 2-3 finishers from the Oct. 17 Hawthorne Derby (gr. IIIT), plus a contender who had a bad-luck run in that race, meet again Nov. 27 in the $100,000 Commonwealth Turf (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs.
On Friday, Nov. 27 at Churchill Downs, Tri-Bone Stables' Effinex will try to nail down the first grade I victory of his career when he faces an expected eight other horses in the $500,000 Clark Handicap.
Churchill will offer a new twist to its future wager menu with the debut of the Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager.
Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Nyquist is the likely individual choice, but the ever-popular "all others" wager is the morning-line favorite for the first pool of the 2016 Kentucky Derby Future Wager.
Kaleem Shah's Dortmund didn't ship from California after developing a quarter crack following his Nov. 21 work at Santa Anita Park, according to a Courier-Journal report.
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Delta Downs, Gulfstream Park West, Churchill Downs, Del Mar, Japan, Woodbine & More
Terry Hamilton's Heart to Heart will seek a third Churchill Downs stakes win in the $100,000 River City Handicap (gr. IIIT) Nov. 26.
The New York State Commission Nov. 23 proposed far-reaching equine drug rules as they slapped trainer Steve Asmussen with a $10,000 fine stemming from a probe into allegations of equine abuse brought against him by PETA.
G. Watts Humphrey Jr.'s Frivolous is among 13 entered in the $200,000 Falls City Handicap (gr. II) at Churchill Downs Nov. 26, but she could end up facing males in the $500,000 Clark Handicap (gr. I) the following day.
Button Down wouldn't be denied Nov. 21 when she seized the lead coming out of the far turn and grinded out a clear victory in the $100,000 Cardinal Handicap (gr. IIT).
Keen Ice, who is possible for the Clark Handicap (gr. I) Nov. 27 at Churchill Downs, and Effinex, who is pointing to the Clark off his runner-up finish in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), both breezed Nov. 21.
Jockeys Sebastian Saez and Sophie Doyle avoided serious injury in a Nov. 19 spill at Churchill Downs.
Riders Sebastian Saez and Sophie Doyle were transported to a Louisville area hospital after a spill in the stretch of the fifth race Nov. 19 at Churchill Downs.
Carl F. Pollard's Kiss Moon will attempt to land her second graded stakes win of the year in the $100,000 Cardinal Handicap (gr. IIIT) Nov. 21 at Churchill Downs, but Canadian invader Button Down is favored.
Shotgun Kowboy, winner of the Oklahoma Derby (gr. III) and Oklahoma Classics Cup at Remington Park, turned in his final breeze Nov. 18 at his home track leading up to the $500,000 Clark Handicap (gr. I).
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Trainer Dale Romans says "there's a strong possibility" that Donegal Racing's Keen Ice could make another start this year in the $500,000 Clark Handicap (gr. I) Nov. 27 at Churchill Downs.
Isabella Sings opened a clear advantage early and carried her speed to the wire Nov. 14 to secure the first graded stakes win of her career in the $200,000 Mrs. Revere Stakes (gr. IIT) on the Churchill Downs turf.
Claire Novak, Tom LaMarra, and Ellis Starr of Equibase handicap the overflowing field of the Mrs. Revere Stakes November 14, 2015. Presented by Equibase. watch video
Commonwealth Oaks (gr. IIIT) winner Onus looks for her second graded stakes win in the Nov. 14 Mrs. Revere Stakes (gr. IIT) at Churchill Downs.
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The victory by Sea Jay Racing's Spelling Again in the Nov. 7 Chilukki Stakes (gr. II) at Churchill Downs was part of what has been a breakout season for trainer Brad Cox.
About four lengths clear at the wire under jockey Shaun Bridgmohan, the 4-year-old Awesome Again filly completed her first graded score for trainer Brad Cox and Sea Jay Racing.
The 5-year-old Empire Maker mare is under consideration to face males in the Nov. 27 running of the $500,000 Clark Handicap (gr. I), which would be the final start of her career.
Grade II winners Birdatthewire, Keen Pauline, and Gold Medal Dancer head a field of eight fillies and mares entered for the $200,000 Chilukki Stakes (gr. II) Nov. 7 at Churchill Downs.
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Australia, Japan, Belmont, Keeneland, Del Mar, Churchill Downs, Golden Gate & More
The last day to register online for presale of about 10,000 reserved seats for the 2016 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Longines Kentucky Oaks (both gr. I) is Nov. 4, Churchill Downs officials said.
Oklahoma Derby (gr. III) winner Shotgun Kowboy breezed at Remington Park Oct. 31 as he continues to prepare for a start in the Clark Handicap (gr. I) Nov. 27 at Churchill Downs.
Churchill Downs will begin its fall meet Nov. 1 with higher purses and, if the first two programs are an indication, large fields for the 21-day session.
Churchill Downs will open its 21-day fall meet on Sunday, Nov. 1 with a 10-race program.
Kentucky Downs and Churchill Downs will have no overlapping dates next year under a schedule approved Oct. 26 by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Kentucky Downs had requested seven days, up from five this year.
Churchill Downs is in the process of preparing an application to host the Breeders' Cup World Championships in 2018, the next open year in the rotation, an official at the Kentucky racetrack said Oct. 23.
While Tepin didn't blaze in her final workout before facing males in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), trainer Mark Casse was pleased with the 4-year-old filly's half-mile breeze Oct. 23 at Churchill Downs.
The Classics Cup is the third straight win this season for Shotgun Kowboy, who has now won six of his eight career races -- all of which have been at Remington Park. He will now go on the road to the Nov. 27 Clark (gr. I).
Travers Stakes (gr. I) winner Keen Ice turned in a steady breeze Oct. 17 at Churchill Downs, preparing for a rematch in the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) with Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.
The Bernstein filly, who will make her first run against the boys when she starts in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) Oct. 31, went a half in :50 flat alone under jockey Julien Leparoux.
Donegal Racing's Keen Ice breezed five furlongs in 1:01 2/5 Oct. 10 at Churchill Downs in preparation for the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).
Two licensees in Kentucky, including one who allegedly is involved with money laundering, have had their licenses suspended after being ejected from the grounds at Churchill Downs.
Regulators, as well as potentially affected track officials, had no easy answer Oct. 6 for Kentucky Downs' request to add two days to its short, successful September meet.
Average daily all-sources and on-track pari-mutuel handle fell while average daily purses and field size rose during the 11-day September at Churchill Downs that ended Sept. 27.
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Saham circled horses on the far turn and took command in midstretch to secure the first graded stakes of his career Sept. 26 in the $100,000 Jefferson Cup Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs.
Winchell Thoroughbreds' Tapiture returned to winning form Sept. 26 at Churchill Downs, gamely holding off favored Viva Majorca to win the $100,000 Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III).
Big Chief Racing's grade II winner Exaggerator put in his final work for the $500,000 Claiborne Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) at Keeneland, going five furlongs Sept 26 at Churchill Downs in 1:01.
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