Breeders’ Cup Among Highlights of September and Fall Meets at Churchill Downs

The Twin Spires at Churchill Downs - Coady Photography Starting this Friday and continuing through the end of November, Churchill Downs racetrack—home of the Kentucky Derby—will host a pair of race meets that will showcase some of the most accomplished older horses and the most promising young runners in the sport of Thoroughbred racing. The first meet, scheduled for September 14th through September 30th, will offer eight stakes races (five of them graded) that could serve as springboards to [...]

Faithfully, Money’soncharlotte head Falls City Handicap

Money'soncharlotte will seek a graded stakes victory in the Falls City Handicap at Churchill Downs. Photo: J J Zamaiko Photography. Denied twice in California this year, Faithfully heads east to search for her first graded stakes triumph in the Falls City Handicap (G2) at Churchill Downs on Thanksgiving Day. The Smart Strike filly stepped up to stakes company for the first time at Santa Anita in June, winning the ungraded Santa Lucia Stakes. She then took on the [...]

Likely Derby, Oaks contenders start at Aqueduct

Beldame Stakes runner-up Money'soncharlotte heads the field for the Chilukki Stakes. Photo: J J Zamaiko Photography.   It may seem amazing while the Breeders’ Cup is on at Del Mar, but there are some good quality graded stakes races to interest punters at other North American venues this weekend. Aqueduct, Churchill Downs, and Woodbine host graded races Nov.3-5, and two of them will be of interest to those looking for next year’s big races for 3-year-olds. The first [...]