Churchill Downs

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Horse Sense Making

2019-03-25T11:52:48-05:00March 25th, 2019|

    Horse Sense-Making with Kerry and Pete   By Kate Richards                                                                 What is the common question that fans and bettors ask when we are looking at the composition of the Derby field? Does this horse have what it takes to be a champion on the first Saturday [...]

Cutting Humor Shines

2019-03-25T10:14:13-05:00March 25th, 2019|

            Cutting Humor Shines in Sunland Derby Cutting Humor and John Velasquez held off a late charging Anothertwistafate to prevail in Sunday's Grade 3, $800,000, Sunland Derby in New Mexico. Much Gusto came out of the gate strong and Hustle Up and Anothertwistafate went with [...]

Louisiana Derby Upset

2019-03-24T07:13:24-05:00March 24th, 2019|

  By My Standards pulled off a shocking 22/1 upset in the Grade 2, $1 million Louisiana Derby by 3/4 of a length over Spinoff, to secure his spot in the gate for the May 4, Kentucky Derby. Ridden by Gabriel Saez, By My Standards settled in behind the front [...]

Street Band Takes Oaks

2019-03-24T07:04:54-05:00March 24th, 2019|

  1/5 favorite, Serengeti Empress was hustled out of the gate early by James Graham, secured the early lead in the Grade 2, $400,000 Fair Grounds Oaks and looked serious as a heart attack to go wire to wire in the 1-1/16 mile event. She cut out a 1/4 mile [...]

Louisiana Derby Preview

2019-03-22T11:43:50-05:00March 22nd, 2019|

  Once again George Sette has taken his considerable talent to Past the Wire to preview the Louisiana Derby for us.   Our Geo at work   Fair Grounds Race # 13  The Grade 2  $1,000.000 The Louisiana Derby One Mile & 1/8          It's [...]

Colonial Downs Reopening

2019-03-21T09:46:26-05:00March 21st, 2019|

    Colonial Downs Reopening in August By Mary Dixon   On July 21, 2012, I drove 26 miles past Richmond, Va. to New Kent. It was Virginia Derby Day at Colonial Downs Racetrack and the parking lot was almost full. I had been interested in thoroughbred horse racing for [...]

The End

2019-03-18T15:21:36-05:00March 18th, 2019|

  No, you are not about to enter the Twilight Zone, you are about to read one of the most "Spot On" articles on the Sport of Kings. The End By Charles "Chuck" Simon   “This is the end, Beautiful friend This is the end, My only friend, the end” [...]

An Epic Distaff

2019-03-13T19:53:17-05:00March 13th, 2019|

    An Epic Distaff   By Jonathan Stettin       There have been many great horse races that turned into epic battles of heart and will. The 2016 Breeders’ Cup Distaff definitely falls into that category by any standards. This race just was not a test of heart, [...]

Aristides

2019-03-12T17:47:01-05:00March 12th, 2019|

  Aristides: The Other Horse By Nick Costa and Mary Dixon Reynolds   1875 - Aristides – Chesapeake On May 17, 1875, in front of what was an estimated roaring crowd of 10,000 people at what was then called the Louisville Jockey Club, the inaugural Kentucky Derby was contested, and [...]