Category: Horse Sense

Notes While Awaiting Belmont, Stephen Foster

Notes While Awaiting Belmont, Stephen Foster

| May 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

By the time a period is added to the final sentence of this piece and the time it meets your eyes, four major players in the Belmont Stakes will probably have worked at Churchill Downs in preparation for the final jewel of the 2014 Triple Crown.

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Ageless D. Wayne Lukas Earns Another Big One

Ageless D. Wayne Lukas Earns Another Big One

| May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

The message should be crystal-clear by now to anyone who has been paying even the slightest bit of attention to goings-on in Thoroughbred racing.

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Triple Crown Hopes Build As Orb Takes Next Step

Triple Crown Hopes Build As Orb Takes Next Step

| May 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

By virtue of living in what is clearly a horse racing town, it’s not exactly a surprise when people want to talk about the new Kentucky Derby winner and their experience at Churchill Downs during Derby Week.

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Oaks Fillies Deserve Spotlight Of Their Own

Oaks Fillies Deserve Spotlight Of Their Own

| April 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Most of the words found in this space in recent months have been devoted to the horses that will likely find their way into the Churchill Downs starting gate to compete in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands on May 4.

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Outsiders With A Chance In Derby 139

Outsiders With A Chance In Derby 139

| April 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

With just over two weeks remaining until Kentucky Derby 139, the major races on the new “Road to the Kentucky Derby” points system have been run and the prospective field for the great race on May 4 at Churchill Downs is taking shape.

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Pitino’s Run Rolls On, Eyes Derby Roses

Pitino’s Run Rolls On, Eyes Derby Roses

| April 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

What could possibly improve on the three weeks in the life of Rick Pitino?

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Tough Week For The Derby 139 Home Team

Tough Week For The Derby 139 Home Team

| April 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

For months it has appeared that the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby, set for May 4 at Churchill Downs, could turn out to be a celebration of hometown dreams.

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Big Moment Arrives For Shanghai Bobby

Big Moment Arrives For Shanghai Bobby

| March 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Late Saturday afternoon will be a time of heightened sensations and swirling emotions for several people with strong Louisville connections.

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D. Wayne Back In Derby Spotlight; Verrazano Heads Final Future Wager

D. Wayne Back In Derby Spotlight; Verrazano Heads Final Future Wager

| March 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

D. Wayne Lukas arrived on the Kentucky Derby scene fairly quietly in 1981 when he saddled Partez, a member of the mutuel field, for a third-place run behind Pleasant Colony in the Run for the Roses.

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Verrazano, Flashback Have Right Stuff For Derby 139

Verrazano, Flashback Have Right Stuff For Derby 139

| March 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

The early weeks of the run-up to the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands has been notable for the high regard in racing circles and Derby fandom bestowed upon several promising horses that are very light on experience.

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