Jockeys to watch and wager on at Churchill Downs’ September meet

Planning to watch and wager on the races at Churchill Downs in September? Knowing which jockeys excel under certain circumstances can help point you in winning directions.

Churchill Downs Single 6 Jackpot: Chaps a value single Friday

Chaps winning an allowance race at Churchill Downs - Coady Photography The Single 6 Jackpot at Churchill Downs survived through another evening of racing Thursday, so the carryover pool has climbed to $309,368 for Friday’s card. The Single 6 is a specialty Pick 6 wager with the potential for a huge payoff. If only one winning ticket is sold on any given day, the entire jackpot pool is dispersed to that lucky bettor. If more than one winning [...]

Saturday spot plays for Churchill Downs

Bobby's Wicked One turns for home in command of the Commonwealth Stakes (G3) - Keeneland Photo Proving once again that there’s more to racing at Churchill Downs than the first Saturday in May, the Louisville racetrack has put together a solid evening of competitive events for Saturday. The 11-race card kicks off at 6 p.m. ET and includes two stakes races, the $125,000 Aristides Stakes and the $120,000 Mighty Beau Stakes. Let’s go through the action and look [...]

2019 Kentucky Oaks Day: Scratches, Changes and Course Conditions

The Twin Spires at Churchill Downs - Coady Photography Happy Kentucky Oaks Day! I hope you’re ready for an action-packed day of racing at Churchill Downs. The 13-race Friday card kicks off early at 10:30 a.m. ET and includes six graded stakes races. One of the topics everyone is discussing is how the weather will affect the track conditions. Rainfall has been plentiful in Louisville as of late, though a brief respite Thursday allowed the track to dry [...]

2019 Kentucky Derby Jockey Assignments, Facts and Trends

Jockey Mike Smith aboard Kentucky Derby winner Justify - Coady Photography It is often said that jockeys are unable to make horses run beyond their abilities, but the difference between victory and defeat can come down to the skills of a rider in saving ground, timing moves correctly and riding hard to the finish line. That’s why the 20 jockeys who will compete in the 2019 Kentucky Derby (G1) include the most talented riders in North America. Leading [...]

Serengeti Empress Scores Breathtaking Victory in Pocahontas Stakes

Serengeti Empress winning the Pocahontas Stakes (gr. II) at Churchill Downs - Coady Photography Perhaps it’s too early in the season to declare any two-year-old filly to be a superstar in the making. Perhaps it would be better to reserve judgment and let a few more major races unfold before we crown the division champion. But my goodness, what kind of a performance did we witness from Serengeti Empress in Saturday’s $200,000 Pocahontas Stakes (gr. II) at Churchill [...]

Attacking Saturday’s Late Pick 5 Carryover at Churchill Downs

Some in Tieme winning the 2017 Louisville Handicap (gr. III) - Coady Photography No one connected on Friday’s Late Pick 5 at Churchill Downs, so that means a carryover of $26,498 into Saturday’s sequence that commences in Race 7 and concludes with the finale in Race 11. Here are my thoughts on each of the 5 races: Race 7: There does not appear to be much early speed signed on in this conditional claimer at one mile to [...]

Lanerie Wins Five Races on Churchill Card and is Named Jockey of the Week

From JockeyTalk360: Corey Lanerie won five races on a single card at Churchill Downs, including the Grade 3 Aristides Stakes, and was named Jockey of the Week for May 30 – June 4, 2017. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in North America. When jockey Corey Lanerie began his day on the Churchill Downs Saturday card, he had a [...]

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