Tag: Horse Racing

Can we wait till fall and the Breeders’ Cup?

Can we wait till fall and the Breeders’ Cup?

| July 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

With the Fourth of July falling on Monday, I’ve landed in an odd spot for handing out “Best of the 2011 Spring Meet” honors for the 38-day racing session that, by the time you read this, will have concluded.

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Racing ends July 4

Racing ends July 4

| June 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Spring Meet at Churchill Downs is set to complete its tornado-abbreviated 38-day run on Monday, July 4. If the previous 33 days of racing is any kind of barometer, look for unusual and interesting things to happen over the last five days of spring racing beneath the Twin Spires.

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Great summer nights

Great summer nights

| June 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Churchill Downs has hosted the most exciting two minutes in sports for the past 137 years, but now the historic racetrack can add another feather to its cap.

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Will Farish’s Pool Play lure Europe to Churchill?

Will Farish’s Pool Play lure Europe to Churchill?

| June 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

When William Farish Jr.’s Pool Play came rolling home on Saturday for a 36-1 upset in the 30th running of the $500,000-added Stephen Foster Handicap, more than a few fans were left scratching their heads.

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Downs After Dark

Downs After Dark

| June 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Churchill Downs held its first Downs After Dark of the Spring Meet on June 17.

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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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Thoroughbred Owners Spring Dinner

Thoroughbred Owners Spring Dinner

| June 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

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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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