Keyword: Churchill Downs

  • Effinex (#8) and Mike Smith take the Clark Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-PjDRrcD">Order This Photo</a>

    Effinex Lands Grade I in Clark Handicap

    Tri-Bone Stables' Effinex capped his big season in a big way Nov. 27, holding off defending winner Hoppertunity in the $500,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Heathcare (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.

  • Heart to Heart and Julien Leparoux take the River City Handicap.

    Heart to Heart Wire to Wire in River City

    Terry Hamilton's Heart to Heart bounced back from a 10th-place finish in the Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) to win the $100,000 River City Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs Nov. 26.

  • Ahh Chocolate bounds home to take the Falls City Handicap.

    Ahh Chocolate Smooth in Falls City

    James Stone's homebred Ahh Chocolate, by Candy Ride, tracked the pace of longshot Gamblers Rose and pounced to win the $200,000 Falls City Handicap Nov. 26 at Churchill Downs.

  • Pocahontas Stakes winner Dothraki Queen.

    Dothraki Queen Heads Golden Rod

    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.

  • Saham won the Jefferson Cup at Churchill Downs on Sept. 26.

    Saham Returns for Commonwealth Turf Bid

    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.

  • Effinex seeks his first grade I win in the Clark.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-vMjTzTb">Order This Photo</a>

    Effinex Looks for His Highlight Win in Clark

    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.

  • Nyquist wins the 2015 Breeders' Cup Juvenile.

    Nyquist Heads Pool 1 of Derby 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.

  • Dortmund wins the 2015 Big Bear Stakes.

    Dortmund Out of Clark Handicap

    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.

  • Trainer Steve Asmussen

    Asmussen Fined in New York PETA Probe

    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.

  • Frivolous won last year's Falls City Handicap at Churchill

    Is It Falls City or Clark for Frivolous?

    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.

  • Shotgun Kowboy

    Shotgun Kowboy in Final Pre-Clark Breeze

    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).

  • Isabella Sings cannot be caught in the Mrs. Revere Stakes.

    Mrs. Revere New High Note for Isabella Sings

    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.

  • Spelling Again leaves the competition behind in the Chilukki Stakes.

    Spelling Again Sails Clear in Chilukki

    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.

  • Kentucky Downs was approved for five racing days in 2016

    Kentucky Downs, Churchill Agree on Dates

    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 last held the Breeders' Cup in 2011

    Churchill Preparing Bid to Host 2018 BC

    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.

  • Tepin<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-ZrMQVwX">Order This Photo</a>

    Tepin Tunes Up for Breeders' Cup Mile

    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.

  • Shotgun Kowboy takes the Oklahoma Classics Cup under Cliff Berry.

    Shotgun Kowboy Wins Classics Cup

    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).

  • Keen Ice<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-MWfkK8b">Order This Photo</a>

    Keen Ice Heads BC Works for Romans

    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.

  • Two Ejected From Churchill Grounds

    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.