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Enticed and jockey Junior Alvarado win the Grade 3 Gotham Stakes on Saturday.
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November 27, 2017
One of the biggest Beyer Speed Figures during the final week at Churchill was earned by Singing Bullet when his 3 1/4-length victory in a one-mile allowance Sunday translated to a 95.
Jockey Frankie Pennington is expected to be sidelined four to six weeks after undergoing surgery Sunday following a spill from Diamond King in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes at Churchill the previous day.
After earning his first-ever Churchill Downs training title at the 11-day September meet, Brad Cox won another one when outlasting 18-time Churchill titlist Steve Asmussen on the final program of the 21-day fall meet.
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November 24, 2017
Trainer Mike Maker is nearing his 2,000th career victory.
Trainer Pat Byrne won a race for the first time in more than a year when Run Tappy captured a Thursday maiden race on the Churchill Downs turf.
C Z Rocket could make his next start in the Grade 1 Malibu on Dec. 26 at Santa Anita after staying unbeaten in three career starts with a two-length victory in a second-level allowance on Thursday at Churchill Downs.
Most of the top Churchill jockeys now make their permanent home in Louisville, and a number of those riders will be diverting from their usual winter schedules to try differnt circuits.
November 22, 2017
Ivy Bell has endured more than her share of misadventure, so owner Brook Smith and trainer Billy Denzik are hoping the talented 4-year-old filly can end the year on a positive note Friday at Churchill in the $80,000 Dream Supreme.
A gutsy triumph by Destin in the Grade 2 Marathon Stakes on the Nov. 3 Breeders' Cup undercard at Del Mar was enough to encourage the 4-year-old colt's connections to return to more commonly run distances.