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Lion Heart on Southern Cal Route to Derby

Undefeated Lion Heart, a future book favorite for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), will take the Southern California route to the Run for the Roses on May 1, trainer Patrick Biancone said.

Brisk Drill for Funny Cide

Dual Classic winner Funny Cide worked five furlongs in 1:00 1/5 in easy fashion Thursday morning at Palm Beach Downs. Funny Cide, a leading contender for an Eclipse Award as champion 3-year-old, is being pointed for the Feb. 7, $500,000 Donn Handicap (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park.

Kentucky Derby Trail: Remember Apollo as Year Draws to a Close

If you have an unraced 2-year-old, you have only a couple of weeks to avoid the dreaded curse of Apollo. Meanwhile, there were several interesting winners across the country in recent weeks, and last year's Hopeful (gr. I) winner, Silver Wagon, was defeated in his return.

Dates Set For 2004 Derby, Oaks Future Wager

Churchill Downs has established the dates for its wagering pools for the 2004 Kentucky Derby (KDFW) and Kentucky Oaks Future Wagers (KOFW). The Oaks wager, which is entering its second year, will be offered in three pools for the first time.

Record Florida Derby Early Nominations

Gulfstream Park announced a record number of Early Bird nominations for the March 13 Florida Derby (gr. I). There are already 160 horses nominated to the $1 million Kentucky Derby (gr. I) prep.

Louisville Horse Art Project Launched

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Following on the hoofs of successful efforts in Lexington and Ocala, Fla., Louisville, Ky., will soon be filled with artistic horses that will eventually be auctioned.

Churchill Puts Authentication Mark on Merchandise

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Churchill Downs Inc. has teamed with Applied Optical Technologies to create a holographic authentication mark applicable to all officially licensed Churchill Downs and Kentucky Derby merchandise.

Fined Derby Jockeys File Lawsuit

A lawsuit was filed in Kentucky circuit court Friday by 13 of the jockeys fined by Churchill Downs stewards for wearing a Jockeys' Guild patch during this year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I). The suit asks for a reversal of the stewards' decision, which was upheld by the Kentucky Racing Commission in early October, on the grounds it is unconstitutional.

Paper Agrees Santos, Reporter Had Misunderstanding

The Miami Herald, in a short notice that appeared in its Nov. 1, edition, said a misunderstanding occurred between a writer and jockey Jose Santos in connection with a story that questioned whether Santos carried an electrical device in this year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I).

Churchill Unveils Kentucky Derby 130 Logo

The world famous Twin Spires, traditional Derby roses, and a horse and rider in full flight are among the key design elements of Churchill Downs' official logo for the 130th running of Kentucky Derby (gr. I) on May 1, 2004.

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