Cruisin': Curlin easily wins the Stephen Foster Handicap in his first start at Churchill Downs since last year's Kentucky Derby.
Photo: REED PALMER
This week members of the Horseracing community testified at a Congressional Hearing in Washington, D.C.
Photo: DAVID SNYDER
Grade I winner Divine Park will enter stud at Brereton C Jones' Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky., following the conclusion of his racing career. The farm has purchased a majority interest in the breeding rights of the 4-year-old son of Chester House.
Pure Clan, who was last seen finishing third to Proud Spell and Little Belle May 2 in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), bounced back with an impressive victory June 14 in the Regret Stakes (gr. IIIT) under the Twin Spires of Churchill Downs.
First Defence made his initial effort on grass a winning one for trainer Bobby Frankel and became a graded stakes winner in the process, just holding on by a head to capture the $162,966 Jaipur (gr. III) on Belmont Park's yielding course June 15.
Two Step Salsa passed his first distance test with flying colors in the $107,100 Affirmed Handicap (gr. III) at Hollywood Park June 15, going all the way on the front end to score a 3 3/4-length win on the Cushion Track.