Bryan Beccia, the regular exercise rider for Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Monarchos and other top horses, has been granted a conditional license to resume his career in Kentucky.
Flat Out, winner of the Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) and beaten favorite in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) two weeks ago, has been assigned the high weight of 123 pounds for the $500,000 Clark Handicap (gr. I) Nov. 25.
Flat Out's workout at Churchill Downs Sunday in preparation for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Churchill Nov. 5 was "a strong gallop to put air in his lungs," according to trainer Dickey.
Citing increased numbers of patrons attracted by Instant Racing, Kentucky Downs reported live on-track handle for its four-day all-turf meet increased 2.9% to total $313,614.
For the second consecutive year Greta Kuntzweiler was aboard the decisive winner of the $150,000 Kentucky Cup Turf (gr. IIIT), this time guiding odds-on favorite Rahystrada to a 3 3/4-length victory Sept. 10 at Kentucky Downs
Following a lengthy stay on the sidelines because of a substance abuse issues, 34-year-old jockey is encouraged by her reception and recent wins at Churchill Downs.
Jockey Greta Kuntzweiler resumed her riding career June 24 at Churchill Downs with three mounts on the nine-race card.
Greta Kuntzweiler, whose riding career was derailed in 2006 and 2007 after her arrest on drug charges, has been granted a license to resume riding in Kentucky, contingent upon a set of strict conditions.
No matter how hard he tried, Vancouver British Columbia Racing Hall of Fame trainer Dave Forster was not able to dissuade his oldest son from pursuing a career on the racetrack. Now Grant Forster starts Fantasy (gr. II) runner-up Rugula in Friday's Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).
The $750,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup (gr. II) figured to be the remedy for Perfect Drift and trainer Murray Johnson, both winless in 2004. Perfect Drift looked the best on paper and was sent off at odds of 1-2. But after being part of the pace duel early, Perfect Drift didn't offer much response when Freefourinternet, at 27-1, came from far out of it to swoop by the field for a 1 3/4-length victory.
Jockey Greta Kuntzweiler will spend a portion of her summer in Portugal where she will star in a series of television commercials.
Jockey Greta Kuntzweiler suffered a back injury in a training accident May 21 at Churchill Downs and could be out of action for three months.
Churchill Downs-owned Ellis Park reported solid gains in key business categories for the meet that ended over the Labor Day weekend.
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