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Let There be Light: Kentucky Derby’s Churchill Downs Installing Permanent Lights

I received news the other day from Churchill Downs Inc., saying they are going to (finally) install permanent lights at their racetrack, which is of course the home of the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby 2010. This follows on the hoofs of a review by the racetrack of their Churchill Downs’ Spring Meet night horse […]

Breeder’s Cup Challenge Races Continue, as Nov. 6-7 Approaches

The excitement is building. Indian Blessing had her final timed work for next Saturday’s Gallant Bloom Handicap ($150,000 added), a Breeder’s Cup 2009 Challenge race for fillies and mares 3-years old and up, at Belmont Park.  The 4-year-old two-time Eclipse award-winning mare Indian Blessing covered 5 furlongs Sunday morning in 1:00.46, third fastest of 26 […]

Hoosier Park, Indiana, Horses Barred from Churchill Downs

Horses stabled at Hoosier Park, in Anderson, Indiana, will not be allowed to enter Churchill Downs or its Trackside Louisville training center until further notice, track officials announced  Wednesday. On Saturday, the  track quarantined 59 horses stabled in a barn with a horse suspected of having contracted Streptococcus equi—the causative agent of the equine bacterial […]

Filly Fanatic: All Hail Rachel Alexander

Three days after after making horse racing history by winning over older males in the Woodward Stakes at Saratoga Race Course, the 3-year-old filly Rachel Alexandra, while tired, appeared no worse for the wear according to race horse trainer Steve Asmussen. “She ran hard, cooled out, drank plenty of water,” Steve Asmussen said. “She’s a […]

Irish Champion Stakes: the Battle of the Decade?

A total of 11 remain in Irish Champion Stakes contention after this past weekend’s five-day forfeit stage. But there is only one horse that really matters and as it stands he remains on course. Sea The Stars headed the entries for the Tattersalls-sponsored contest yesterday as his quest for a fifth consecutive Group 1 success […]



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