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Encore Due For Wise Dan In Racing’s Oscars

Encore Due For Wise Dan In Racing’s Oscars

| January 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

With the Golden Globes and another big night for Louisville’s Jennifer Lawrence just behind us, the awards season is underway and Thoroughbred racing’s Eclipse Awards.

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Eclipse Award Honors For Local Connections

Eclipse Award Honors For Local Connections

| January 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

The announcement of the winners of Thoroughbred Racing’s Eclipse Awards for 2013 is not far down the road.

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Goodbye To An Interesting 2013

Goodbye To An Interesting 2013

| January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Horse racing is an industry known for its agonizing juxtaposition of delirious highs and heart-wrenching lows, but there is never a day packed with more optimism than New Year’s Day.

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Possible Derby Favorite Emerges From ‘Jungle’

Possible Derby Favorite Emerges From ‘Jungle’

| December 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

A long road must be traveled to get to the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands on Saturday, May 3 – a journey of more than 130 days, in fact.

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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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