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Churchill Downs Opens 11-Day September Meet Friday

Churchill Downs Opens 11-Day September Meet Friday

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016) – Racing on the Kentucky circuit shifts to Churchill Downs on Friday (Sept. 16) with a 10-race program at 12:45 p.m. (all times Eastern) as the famed Louisville racetrack opens its fourth September Meet for an action-packed 11-date run through Sunday, Oct. 2. Inaugurated… Read More

Oaklawn Preview Part 1 of 6: Ten Trainers to Watch for in 2016

Oaklawn Preview Part 1 of 6: Ten Trainers to Watch for in 2016

Chris Hartman In what has to be considered a major upset last year Chris Hartman knocked off three time defending training champion Steve Asmussen to win the his first Oaklawn training title.  Hartman went on to a huge 2015 after winning 34 races at Oaklawn in 129 starts.  He will… Read More

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Churchill Downs: By the Numbers

With the Churchill Downs meet gearing up and everyone getting ready for the Kentucky Derby, I wanted to point out some things that may get missed with hoopla of the first Saturday in May. Everybody knows the stats you see at the bottom of the form that give you the… Read More

Oaklawn Preview Part 1 of 6: Ten Trainers to Watch for in 2015

Steve Asmussen He’s won the trainers title three years in a row, and lets face it…he can win it again if he wants to do so.  Asmussen will overwhelm you with numbers, and this year he also looks to be loaded with quality horses as well.  He had another solid two year old… Read More

Oaklawn Report #11

Three Stars of the Week – 1st Star: Brewing (FL) – Isn’t it strange that Brewing became the first D Wayne Lukas three-year old to earn our first star of the week? If I would have told you that before the meet I probably would have been laughed at by… Read More

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Oaklawn Report #10

Three Stars of the Week – 1st Star: Close Hatches (KY) – She shipped in and stole the show from the three year olds!  Sometimes horses struggle with the Oaklawn surface when shipping, but Close Hatches proved to be a champion Saturday when winning the Azeri Stakes and turning back several worthy… Read More

Oaklawn Report #9

Three Stars of the Week – 1st Star: Work All Week (IL) – All this guy does is win races!  Saturday’s Hot Springs Stakes was his first Stakes race outside of Illinois bred company, but that didn’t matter as he scored a decisive win over a fast closing Alsvid and Apprehender. … Read More

Oaklawn Report #8

Three Stars of the Week – 1st Star: Valid Commander (AR)  – The Nodouble Breeders’ Stakes was the only stakes race carded this weekend at Oaklawn, and it was Valid Commander who made the most of his opportunity to shine.  He was able to take advantage of a fast speed duel… Read More

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