Emily Shields
Bird Song, winner of the Grade 2 Alysheba Stakes in 2017, has been retired.
Bird Song, a two-time graded winner has been retired after exiting the Sept. 23 Kelso at Belmont Park, with a minor injury.Full Story >>
September 15, 2017
Gun Runner is scheduled to breeze twice at Churchill Downs before leaving Sept. 25 for Santa Anita, said trainer Steve Asmussen, adding the star colt “couldn't be doing any better.”
The final Downs After Dark card of the year will be held under the Churchill lights next Saturday, with the $100,000 Dogwood for 3-year-old fillies and a rare Arabian race serving as the features of an 11-race card.
Finley'sluckycharm failed to make the Ballerina – she missed training with a lower-leg strain that since has healed. Trainer Bret Calhoun now is aiming at the Oct. 7 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes at Keeneland as a prep for the BC Filly and Mare ...
September 13, 2017
Four years ago, it was raw and unshaped. Now, the September meet at Churchill Downs has found a rhythm and purpose as a meet of intrigue and importance.
Among the new faces at the September meet is trainer Robertino Diodoro, who has been active this year in Southern California and New York while maintaining a sizable Midwest string that went from Oaklawn to Canterbury Park and Prairie Meadows and now ...
The final Saturday of the Churchill Downs meet, Sept. 30, is one to look forward to, especially with the Grade 3 Ack Ack shaping up with such a good matchup.
Kenny McPeek was still a bit jet-lagged Tuesday after returning the previous day from his long trip to South Korea, where the veteran trainer sent out The Truth Or Else to a fourth-place finish in a race called the Keeneland Sprint.
September 11, 2017
The twin 2-year-old stakes on opening weekend of the 11-day September meet at Churchill Downs might offer the greatest number of additional incentives of any races anywhere.
June 18, 2017
Gun Runner probably could have run through a wall of monster trucks down the Churchill Downs stretch Saturday night and still have won the Stephen Foster Handicap by about five lengths, instead of the seven by which he did dominate this Grade 1 event.
May 08, 2017
This observer needed a score or more of stop-and-start viewings to cobble together a very unofficial set of comments on the 143rd Kentucky Derby. The task was rendered even more daunting when at least half the field had become unrecognizable by the ...