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  1. Nehro works sharply at Churchill

    Marty McGee

    Nehro, the Kentucky Derby runner-up who figures as one of the favorites for the Belmont Stakes, had a sharp workout early Monday at Churchill Downs when going six furlongs in 1:12.20 in the company of Dominus, his Steve Asmussen-trained stablemate.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2011
  2. Santiva works five furlongs, still not fully committed to race

    Marty McGee

    Santiva warmed up for a probable start in the 143rd Belmont Stakes by breezing five furlongs Saturday morning at Churchill Downs, finishing in 1:00.60 over a fast track while in the company of stablemate Golden Gulch.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2011
  3. Hall of Fame trainer Elliott Burch dies

    Marty McGee

    Elliott Burch, a Hall of Fame trainer who won the Belmont Stakes three times and hailed from a family of revered horsemen, died Sunday of complications from pneumonia in Newport Hospital in Rhode Island. He was 86.

    Story | Conversation | January 30, 2011
  4. Belmont winner Drosselmeyer back in training following ankle inju...

    Marty McGee

    Drosselmeyer, unraced since winning the Belmont Stakes last June, has had two easy three-furlong breezes at Payson Park and could make his return to racing within a couple of months, said trainer Bill Mott.

    Story | Conversation | January 05, 2011
  5. Dublin to bypass Belmont

    Marty McGee

    Dublin has been withdrawn from consideration for the 142nd Belmont Stakes on June 5, meaning no horse will have run in all three Triple Crown events this year.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2010
  6. Romans figures, why not send two?

    Marty McGee

    Dale Romans has never run a horse in the Preakness. But since he is having Paddy O'Prado sent to Baltimore later this week for the second jewel of the Triple Crown at Pimlico, Romans figured he might as well double his chances and send First Dude, too.

    Story | Conversation | May 10, 2010
  7. Mine That Bird, Chip Woolley, Churchill Downs, West Virginia Derb...

    Marty McGee

    Mine That Bird was sent through his second workout since his last race, the June 6 Belmont Stakes, when he breezed a half-mile in 49.40 seconds Tuesday morning over a fast track at Churchill Downs.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2009
  8. Mine That Bird, Mike Smith, Belmont Stakes, Triple Crown, Kentuck...

    Marty McGee

    Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith has committed to ride Mine That Bird for at least his next two races, trainer Chip Woolley announced Saturday at Churchill Downs.

    Story | Conversation | July 04, 2009
  9. A day in the life of Calvin Borel

    Marty McGee

    or Calvin Borel, the week of the Belmont Stakes is unfolding like none other.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2009
  10. Mine That Bird's official registration papers stolen

    Marty McGee

    Trainer Chip Woolley got a rude awakening before leaving for New York on an early flight Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | June 02, 2009
  11. Trainer Chip Woolley and jockey Calvin Borel said that Mine That...

    Marty McGee

    Mine That Bird had what his trainer and jockey called a "perfect" final workout Monday morning for the Belmont Stakes, as the gelding breezed a half-mile in 50 seconds over a fast track at Churchill Downs.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2009
  12. Champions Mine That Bird and Rachel Alexandra work at Churchill D...

    Marty McGee

    Monday morning at Churchill, Rachel Alexandra and Mine That Bird had their first workouts since finishing one-two in the May 16 Preakness when breezing about two hours apart.

    Story | Conversation | May 25, 2009
  13. Triple Crown, Belmont Stakes, Mine That Bird, Rachel Alexandra, C...

    Marty McGee

    The jockey drama involving Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird will come to a merciful end no later than Monday

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2009
  14. Rachel Alexandra will point to Acorn at Belmont

    Marty McGee

    Rachel Alexandra came out of her record-breaking Kentucky Oaks victory on Friday in fine fashion and will remain at Churchill Downs while being pointed to the Grade 1 Acorn Stakes on the June 6 Belmont Stakes undercard, trainer Hal Wiggins said Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 2009
  15. Rachel Alexandra will point to Acorn at Belmont Kentucky Oaks

    Marty McGee

    Rachel Alexandra came out of her record-breaking Kentucky Oaks victory on Friday in fine fashion and will remain at Churchill Downs while being pointed to the Grade 1 Acorn Stakes on the June 6 Belmont Stakes undercard.

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 2009
  16. Denis of Cork out for the year

    Marty McGee

    Denis of Cork, the third-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby and the runner-up in the Belmont Stakes, is out for the rest of the year after incurring a minor injury in his left hind ankle.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2008