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  • A Day At The Spa: Aug. 14, The Perfect Trip

    You can train your horse up to a race, conditioning him in the best possible manner. You can score the services of a top jockey with a winning percentage of 66.67 and a 79% in-the-money rate. It's all up in the air when they open the gate.

  • Victory Ride Tackles Tough Churchill Distaff Field

    It has been a couple of years since owner G. Watts Humphrey, Jr. and trainer George "Rusty" Arnold had the opportunity to win the $200,000 Churchill Downs Distaff (gr. II), but their brief drought in the race could end Saturday with Victory Ride.

  • Victory Ride Tackles Tough Churchill Distaff Field

    It has been a couple of years since owner G. Watts Humphrey, Jr. and trainer George "Rusty" Arnold had the opportunity to win the $200,000 Churchill Downs Distaff (gr. II), but their brief drought in the race could end Saturday with Victory Ride.

  • Pure Prize, winning the Kentucky Cup Classic.

    Breeders' Cup Possible for McGaughey's Ky. Cup Winners

    Trainer Shug McGaughey watched Saturday's Kentucky Cup "day of champions" on TVG from his Belmont Park office in New York. But his absence from Turfway Park did nothing to diminish his enthusiasm on the day after his charges, Pure Prize and Trip, accounted for the grade II, $400,000 Kentucky Cup Classic and the grade III, $200,000 Turfway Breeders' Cup Stakes.

  • Trip Pounces to Repeat Win in Turfway Breeders' Cup

    Claiborne Farm's Trip became the first back-to-back winner of the $200,000 Turfway Breeders' Cup (gr. III) for fillies and mares, winning by about five lengths as the favorite Saturday at 1 1/16 mile at Turfway Park.

  • Quality Abounds on Ky. Cup Undercard

    Claiborne Farm's Trip has been made the 2-1 morning line favorite for the Turfway Breeders' Cup (gr. III), to be run during the Kentucky Cup card at the northern Kentucky track Sept. 14.

  • Nasty Storm Headlines Humana Distaff Field

    A field of 13 will take the gate for Saturday's $200,000 Humana Distaff Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs. Topping the list is the Dallas Stewart co-owned and trained filly Nasty Storm. Last fall, she cruised wire to wire in winning the Churchill Downs Distaff Handicap (gr. II). Her seasonal return resulted in a disappointing fifth-place finish April 10 in the Madison Stakes (gr. III)at Keeneland, beaten 2 3/4 lengths by top sprinter Victory Ride.

  • Spain Chases Serena's Song's Record in Louisville Handicap

    Three days after it was announced that Serena's Song will be inducted into the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame this summer, Spain will attempt to chip away at her career female earnings record of $3,283,388. The Thoroughbred Corp.'s 5-year-old daughter of Thunder Gulch is one of eight fillies and mares entered in the $300,000 Louisville Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) on Kentucky Oaks day at Churchill Downs.

  • Churchill Race Report: Group Therapy

    Nasty Storm was scheduled to sell at the Keeneland November mixed sale Tuesday, Nov. 6. However, her win in the grade II $222,200 Churchill Downs Distaff Nov. 3 left her connections with a bad case of pre-sale remorse.

  • Spain, shown here winning the 2000 Breeders' Cup Distaff, finished third in this year's Turfway Breeders' Cup.

    Breeders' Cup Distaff Preview, Sept. 25

    The major players for the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) remained on the sidelines over the past weekend, waiting for the Overbrook Spinster Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland and the Beldame Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park the first weekend of October. However, a couple of horses looking to have an impact at the World Thoroughbred Championships on Oct. 27 were in action at Belmont and at Turfway Park.

  • Trip Edges Hidden Assets in Chicago Breeders' Cup 'Cap

    Jockey Craig Perret and trainer Frank Brothers combined for their second Chicago Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) wins as Trip rallied to win the seven-furlong, $157,270 race by a half-length on Saturday at Arlington Park. Perret previously rode Safely Kept to victory in the 1991 renewal of the race; Brothers saddled Rose's Record prior to her 1989 win.

  • Megans Bluff Retains Perfect Record on Churchill Turf

    Megans Bluff remained unbeaten on the Churchill Downs turf course, drawing away to win Saturday's $113,600 Early Times Mint Julep Handicap (gr. IIIT) by 2 1/4 lengths over Sitka. The win marks her third in three attempts on the Churchill grass, with all three wins coming under different jockeys.

  • Good Game Wins Valley View

    Good Game rated just off the pace set alternately by Nanie's Dinner and Trip before edging clear in the stretch to win the $114,800 Valley View Stakes (gr. IIIT) by 1 1/4 lengths Saturday at Keeneland.

  • Cash Run To Start in Indiana Oaks

    Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) winner Cash Run will make her next start in the $200,000-added Indiana Breeders' Cup Oaks Friday at Hoosier Park, becoming the first Breeders' Cup winner to race at the Anderson, Ind. track.

  • Critical Eye Upsets Gazelle 'Cap

    Critical Eye earned her first career stakes win as she battled with pacesetter Plenty of Light through the stretch, winning by a nose in the $200,000 Gazelle Handicap (gr. I) Saturday at Belmont Park.

  • Jockey Pat Day reacts aboard Secret Status after crossing the finish line to win the 126th running of the Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs in May.

    Secret Status Heads Gazelle 'Cap

    Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Secret Status will go to post as the 121-pound highweight when she faces seven other 3-year-old fillies in the $200,000 Gazelle Handicap (gr. I) Saturday at Belmont Park.