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Farewell to a Memorable Spring Meet

Farewell to a Memorable Spring Meet

| July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Churchill Downs Spring Meet that began with such a flourish of impressive victories by California Chrome in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Untapable in the Longines Kentucky Oaks concluded its 38-day run on Sunday with a mixed bag of results.

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Young Stars Fuel Hopes, Dreams as Spring Meet Winds Down

Young Stars Fuel Hopes, Dreams as Spring Meet Winds Down

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

The soon-to-conclude Spring Meet at Churchill Downs will be remembered as a racing session highlighted by terrific renewals of the track’s greatest races, but some bumpy going at many other times during its 38-day run.

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First Contender for Breeders’ Cup Classic is a Dream Story

First Contender for Breeders’ Cup Classic is a Dream Story

| June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

The prospect of winning the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic ranks high on the list of wishes for anyone in the horse industry, and the background of the first horse to earn a spot in the starting gate for that race is one that gives everyone hope.

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Triple Crown Runs – When and Why They End

Triple Crown Runs – When and Why They End

| June 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fans of Thoroughbred racing and those who dropped in for the Triple Crown campaign have had a few days to get over our collective post-Belmont Stakes letdown and hangover.

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California Chrome’s Opportunity Arrives

California Chrome’s Opportunity Arrives

| June 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Just short of five weeks since a dominant victory in the Kentucky Derby became the signature moment in the racing career of California Chrome, the opportunity to strengthen his legacy is now, depending on when you read this, just days or hours away.

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‘Chrome’ Opponents Multiply; Napravnik, ‘Jockey Joe’ Thrive at Churcill

‘Chrome’ Opponents Multiply; Napravnik, ‘Jockey Joe’ Thrive at Churcill

| May 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

The clocking is ticking toward California Chrome’s Belmont Stakes bid that could make the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner the first 3-year-old Thoroughbred since 1978 to win the elusive Triple Crown.

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California Chrome’s Brilliance, Wise Dan’s Perseverance

California Chrome’s Brilliance, Wise Dan’s Perseverance

| May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

The 72-hour period surrounding last week’s 139th running of the Preakness Stakes was interesting for many reasons, but the respective tales of two horses provided the most compelling news.

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California Chrome Takes The Next Step

California Chrome Takes The Next Step

| May 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Kentucky Derby winner who has quickly become a “people’s horse” with his easy victory at Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May pulled out of town on Monday morning, bound for a new challenge over a new track that could add further allure to his expanding public profile.

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A Weekend for Dreamers Everywhere

A Weekend for Dreamers Everywhere

| May 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s tough to rate renewals of the Kentucky Derby in terms of the joy they produce or the beauty of their results.

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Tricia’s Kentucky Oaks

Tricia’s Kentucky Oaks

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The running of the Longines Kentucky Oaks on the eve of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands has truly become special event.

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