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Shining Copper wins an Oct. 15 allowance race at Keeneland.
Speed horses are known for being more effective on dirt than turf. But one just wouldn't get that impression in looking at the form of Shining Copper, the morning-line favorite for Thursday's Grade 3, $100,000 River City Handicap at Churchill Downs.Full Story >>
TODAY November 20, 2017
While Corey Lanerie appears well on his way to his 15th riding title from the last 17 Churchill meets, the race for top trainer is much closer as the meet enters its final five-day stretch Wednesday.
Diversify looks like the lone speed in a field of nine entered in the Grade 1, $500,000 Clark, which will be run Friday for the 143rd time. With Irad Ortiz Jr. in from New York to ride, Diversify will break from the outside post in the 1 1/8-mile race.
The 20th year of Churchill Downs offering parimutuel futures on the Kentucky Derby starts Thursday when the first of four pools toward the 2018 Derby opens at noon Eastern.
Kelly Breen will be at Churchill Downs on Thursday strictly on business as the trainer of Money'soncharlotte, the 120-pound co-highweight in the annual Thanksgiving Day feature, the Grade 2 Falls City Handicap at 1 1/8 miles.
November 18, 2017
It may have been watered down, but the $100,000 Cardinal Handicap went to Tricky Escape on Saturday – and the 4-year-old filly’s connections couldn’t have been much happier about it.
November 17, 2017
Divisidero, the millionaire turf specialist owned by the Gunpowder Farms of Tom Keithley, has been turned out for an unspecified period but will rejoin trainer Buff Bradley's stable at Fair Grounds over the winter to prepare for a 2018 campaign as a ...
Diversify and Hoppertunity have been confirmed as starters for the Clark Handicap, giving the Grade 1 race an East vs. West component to mix in with a solid cast of locals.
The richest of a Sunday allowance trio Sunday at Churchill Downs is a $72,000 dash scheduled for turf, race 4, and if it stays intact, sure, it'd be a good one. Pretty Perfection, a two-time stakes winner earlier this year on the Gulfstream Park turf, ...
November 16, 2017
Rain and strong winds are forecast for this area Saturday, which might actually be good news for some horsemen with starters in the Grade 3 Cardinal Handicap at Churchill Downs.
November 15, 2017
Dona Bruja will be favored as the starting 122-pound highweight Saturday in the Cardinal Handicap, but trainer Ignacio Correas said she will run only if the rainy forecast does not overly affect the Churchill turf course.