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Wayne’s Happy 78th, Churchill’s September Return

Wayne’s Happy 78th, Churchill’s September Return

| September 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

When he saddled Oxbow and Will Take Charge in the 2013 Kentucky Derby, Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas had a chance to make Derby history that perhaps even he may never have anticipated.

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Stakes Races For September

Stakes Races For September

| August 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

The barns are filling off Longfield Avenue as horses return home from Saratoga and other summer locales.

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Ken Ramsey’s Very Good Day

Ken Ramsey’s Very Good Day

| August 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

As the Grade I wins piled up for Ken Ramsey––on one of the most successful and spectacular days ever enjoyed by an owner in American Thoroughbred racing–– fans and observers scurried to find the proper phrase or adjective that would do justice to the Kentucky-based owner’s accomplishment.

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Wise Dan Follows Familiar Path

Wise Dan Follows Familiar Path

| August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Reigning “Horse of the Year” Wise Dan rolled to his eighth consecutive victory on Saturday when he rallied in deep stretch to win the Grade II Fourstardave at Saratoga for a second consecutive year.

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Time For Old and New in Thoroughbred Racing

Time For Old and New in Thoroughbred Racing

| August 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Midsummer is always an interesting time in Thoroughbred racing as the 3-year-olds that weathered the rugged run through the Kentucky Derby and late developers start gearing up to meet their elders in the fall…

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Dust Commander’s Old Kentucky Home

Dust Commander’s Old Kentucky Home

| July 11, 2013 | 3 Comments

When the first notes of “My Old Kentucky Home” are sounded by the University of Louisville marching band on the first Saturday in May, there can be little doubt among those who experience that moment that they are taking part in what is arguably the most romantic and emotional moments in sports.

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Marquee Filled With Stars During 2013 Spring Meet

Marquee Filled With Stars During 2013 Spring Meet

| July 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

When the curtain dropped on Churchill Downs’ 38-day spring meet on June 30, it was fitting that one of its “human” races – the battle for leading trainer – was unsettled until the last yards of the meet’s 395th and final race.

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Fort Larned Launches Run To Classic With Brilliant Foster

Fort Larned Launches Run To Classic With Brilliant Foster

| June 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

The growth of the Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs has been a wonderful thing to experience since the stature of Churchill Downs’ mid-year race for older horses started to rise in the 1990s.

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‘Throwback’ Triple Crown Gives Way To Foster And Future

‘Throwback’ Triple Crown Gives Way To Foster And Future

| June 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Another Triple Crown campaign has come and gone and our streak without a horse that could sweep the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes stands at 35 years.

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Belmont Could Be ‘Lukas Show’ Even If He Doesn’t Win

Belmont Could Be ‘Lukas Show’ Even If He Doesn’t Win

| June 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

No Triple Crown will be at stake when Orb, winner of the 139th Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, and Oxbow, the front-running victor in the Preakness, meet a close-to-full gate of rivals in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes.

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