Tag: Animal Kingdom

Early Signs Good For The Derby

Early Signs Good For The Derby

| February 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

The 138th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands is just under 80 days away, but the year’s early indicators point to good things.

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Downs After Dark

Downs After Dark

| November 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Churchill Downs hosted Downs After Dark on Friday, Nov. 18.

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Despite layoff, Animal Kingdom should be champion

Despite layoff, Animal Kingdom should be champion

| November 17, 2011 | 2 Comments

The last two years of discussion regarding the Eclipse Awards that recognize the divisional champions of Thoroughbred racing have been miserable, venomous affairs because of overemotional debate surrounding the ultimate winner of Horse of the Year.

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Stephen Foster big prep for Breeders’ Cup

Stephen Foster big prep for Breeders’ Cup

| June 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

The 2011 Triple Crown season ended last week with a running of the Belmont Stakes won by a 3-year-old that was the right horse on the day, but few aside from his owner and trainer could envision the victorious Ruler On Ice being a major factor in key events later in the year.

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The Triple Crown

The Triple Crown

| June 8, 2011 | 1 Comment

The Belmont Stakes, the 1 1/2-mile “Test of the Champion” is set for Saturday and will wrap up the Triple Crown run that started nearly five weeks ago with Animal Kingdom’s surprise romp in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands.

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Ode to a great horse: Brass Hat is retired

Ode to a great horse: Brass Hat is retired

| June 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

At a time of year when racing’s focus is firmly on the glamorous 3-year-old division and a possible rematch between Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom and Shackleford, the Churchill Downs-based colt who rebounded to beat the former in the Preakness, we are watching thoroughbred racing at its essence.

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Shack, Romans victory is one for Kentucky

Shack, Romans victory is one for Kentucky

| May 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

As much as we celebrate the participation by local ownership teams, trainers and jockeys in the Kentucky Derby, it’s not very often that a true “home team” wins the big race on the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs.

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Can Animal Kingdom rule?

Can Animal Kingdom rule?

| May 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

With the emphatic victory by Animal Kingdom in Kentucky Derby 137 now safely in the rear view mirror, the second jewel of racing’s elusive Triple Crown looms Saturday in the $1 million Preakness Stakes at Baltimore’s Pimlico.

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Kentucky Derby Day

Kentucky Derby Day

| May 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

The largest crowd in Derby history – 164,858 – came out to Churchill Downs for the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 7.

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The new Derby king

The new Derby king

| May 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

Animal Kingdom rallies to victory, has pedigree for Triple Crown.

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