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One Last Look In The Rearview Mirror

One Last Look In The Rearview Mirror

| December 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

We’re closing in on two weeks until Christmas and drifting further from the racing year just completed at Churchill Downs, so it’s time for one last look in the rearview mirror to pass around some honors for the just-concluded Fall Meet.

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Clark 2013 One of Churchill’s All-Timers

Clark 2013 One of Churchill’s All-Timers

| December 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

In the waning moments of a Black Friday afternoon, one horse was clearly in the lead, rolling with the nine-horse field in the turn for home and looking toward the finish line of the 139th running of the $500,000-added Clark Handicap presented by Norton Healthcare.

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Closing Weekend Offers Stars, Storylines

Closing Weekend Offers Stars, Storylines

| November 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

The 2013 season at Churchill Downs has wound down to its final days, but it will be, as usual, packed with current and future stars that should whet appetites for what will be happening beneath the Twin Spires just five months down the road.

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Championships On The Line On Closing Weekend

Championships On The Line On Closing Weekend

| November 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

A few weeks back it was suggested in this corner that the three days of stakes competition over Thanksgiving Weekend at Churchill Downs that will wrap up the 25-day Fall Meet could well be strengthened by a couple of possible scenarios.

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Breeders’ Cup is One for the Good Guys

Breeders’ Cup is One for the Good Guys

| November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Although nine previous Breeders’ Cup winners were included in races of Breeders’ Cup 30 at Santa Anita, the days leading up to the race were notable for questions raised about the readiness of the best of the repeating winners and speculation about which horses were ready for star turns during the two days of racing.

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Wide Open Classic Tops Attractive Breeders’ Cup 2013

Wide Open Classic Tops Attractive Breeders’ Cup 2013

| October 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

This weekend’s renewal of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita offers plenty of firepower – nine previous Breeders’ Cup winners and reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan will be among those competing in the 14 races – and lots of fine wagering opportunities.

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Promise And Potential Highlight Fall Meet

Promise And Potential Highlight Fall Meet

| October 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

The launch of Churchill Downs’ Fall Meet promises a celebration of the end of another good year at the home of the Kentucky Derby and Oaks, but the 25-day meet that begins on Sunday, Oct. 27 is also a celebration of potential and high hopes.

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Lukas Bids For Breeders’ Cup Trifecta

Lukas Bids For Breeders’ Cup Trifecta

| October 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Darrell Wayne Lukas has won more Breeders’ Cup races and earned more money in thoroughbred racing’s big year-end weekend than any trainer, and believes he has a hand for the 2013 renewal that provides him with a significant chance to extend both of his records.

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Lukas Bids For Breeders’ Cup Trifecta

Lukas Bids For Breeders’ Cup Trifecta

| October 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Darrell Wayne Lukas has won more Breeders’ Cup races and earned more money in thoroughbred racing’s big year-end weekend than any trainer, and believes he has a hand for the 2013 renewal that provides him with a significant chance to extend both of his records.

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Derby, Oaks 114 Real ‘Big Picture’ Events

Derby, Oaks 114 Real ‘Big Picture’ Events

| October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

If we flashed a picture of Kentucky Derby and racing legend Secretariat on the new 15,224 sq. ft. video board that will be in place at Churchill Downs for Derby and Kentucky Oaks 140, would we have to change his nickname?

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