Wilkinson puts out the Fire in Lecomte

Saturday's $96,000 Lecomte S. (G3) wasn't originally on the radar screen for Gaillardia Racing's homebred WILKINSON (Lemon Drop Kid), but when his typically cautious trainer Neil Howard reconsidered, and the visiting Garrett Gomez took the mount, it could be taken as a very encouraging sign.

Soldat dominates in the Gulfstream slop

If promising sophomore SOLDAT's (War Front) entry in Friday's 9TH race at Gulfstream Park was something of a reconnaissance mission to gauge his aptitude for dirt, it yielded one conclusive result: the classy turf performer relishes the slop.

MainGate, Churchill Downs Launch New Online Kentucky Derby Store

MainGate Inc., the premier event retail and online merchandising company in the country, and Churchill Downs, home of the world’s most legendary racetrack and the Kentucky Derby, announce a three-year partnership for MainGate to be an official licensee, handle official off-site retail locations and to launch the new Kentucky Derby e-commerce website, KentuckyDerbyStore.com.

Dates Set for 2011 Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks Future Wager Pools

Churchill Downs has established dates for a trio of three-day betting pools in its 2011 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) and a single pool for this year’s Kentucky Oaks Future Wager (“KOFW”).

Dates established for the Kentucky Derby Future Wager, which is being conducted for the 13th consecutive year, are:

Dates Set for 2011 Kentucky Derby/Oaks Future Wager Pools

Churchill Downs has established dates for a trio of three-day betting pools in its 2011 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) and a single pool for this year’s Kentucky Oaks Future Wager (“KOFW”).

Dates established for the Kentucky Derby Future Wager, which is being conducted for the 13th consecutive year, are:

Uncle Mo named champion juvenile

The word was out early on Repole Stable's UNCLE MO (Indian Charlie), to whom bettors took an immediate liking when he first set foot on the racetrack on Travers Day at Saratoga. Many others have since taken a strong liking to the Todd Pletcher-trained bay, who thoroughly dominated his peers with three wins in as many starts and was named champion two-year-old male at Monday night's Eclipse Awards ceremony at the Fountainbleau Miami Beach in Miami Beach, Florida.

Kentucky Oaks Purse Raised to $1 Million Guaranteed

 

Churchill Downs, Yum! Brands Announce Five-Year Extension of Kentucky Derby Presenting Sponsorship Agreement

Churchill Downs Racetrack and Yum!

WinStar Bookends Classics With Drosselmeyer Belmont Score

WinStar Farm homebred Super Saver (Maria's Mon) ran away with the Kentucky Derby (G1) five weeks ago, and on Saturday the farm captured the last leg of the Triple Crown when DROSSELMEYER (Distorted Humor) rallied on the outside to take the $1 million Belmont S. (G1) by three parts of a length under jockey Mike Smith.

Ice Box Slight Favorite Over First Dude

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