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Memories of 2014

Memories of 2014

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

As another year edges toward becoming the stuff of memories, most of us will be taking the opportunity in the coming days to look back and assess the achievements, smiles, sorrows and opportunities it held.

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Cold Weather and Hot Prospects: Fall Meet Highlights

Cold Weather and Hot Prospects: Fall Meet Highlights

| December 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

The just-completed Churchill Downs Fall Meet produced memories of most every type and, as usual, the weather-shortened 24-day session left racing fans looking down the road and wanting a little more

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Clark ‘Cap, Derby Futures Highlight Closing Meet’s Mix of Current, Future

Clark ‘Cap, Derby Futures Highlight Closing Meet’s Mix of Current, Future

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

The kick-off of the holiday season with the celebration of Thanksgiving stirs emotions in just about everyone, but there are two clear reasons that the coming weekend will produce a smile.

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Looking Forward to Clark Handicap Day

Looking Forward to Clark Handicap Day

| November 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Most of the Thoroughbred racing world has heard that the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and the Longines Kentucky Oaks, renewed on successive days each spring at Churchill Downs, have a history that spans 140 years.

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Look For A 3-Year-Old In The Classic, But Maybe Not The One You Think

Look For A 3-Year-Old In The Classic, But Maybe Not The One You Think

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

For racing fans who love to cash a bet at a big price, there is no race like the Kentucky Derby.

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Saez Will Be Sorely Missed

Saez Will Be Sorely Missed

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

The final ruling was simple and unsatisfying, but really here are few words that would have been completely appropriate to deliver the somber message.

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Wise Dan to Miss Big Year-End Dance

Wise Dan to Miss Big Year-End Dance

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

With a history that stretches well beyond two centuries in North America and much farther in Europe, it is natural that a tradition-enriched sport like Thoroughbred racing would be the subject of an adage developed and tested through the years.

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The Sustained Joy of Watching Wise Dan

The Sustained Joy of Watching Wise Dan

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Some of life’s special moments are instantly recognizable, while others require a little time and distance to allow one to truly appreciate what made a moment notable.

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Shared Belief Still Perfect Heading Into Breeders’ Cup

Shared Belief Still Perfect Heading Into Breeders’ Cup

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

A busy weekend packed with big races around the country ended with an unbeaten star and a solid favorite for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, along with a reminder (as if we needed one) that racing can be a rough and tumble game.

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California Chrome Validates The Adage

California Chrome Validates The Adage

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

California Chrome came, he saw, and was conquered – soundly.

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