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  1. General Quarters retired from racing

    Marty McGee

    General Quarters, the two-time Grade 1 winner who made his septuagenarian owner-trainer one of the most popular Kentucky Derby stories of recent years, was retired Monday after finishing last of 13 in the Clark Handicap.

    Story | Conversation | November 29, 2011
  2. On Fire Baby romps in Grade 2 Golden Rod

    Marty McGee

    Romans may have found his Derby hopeful for 2012 in O'Prado Again, who rallied to a three-quarter-length win in Saturday's Grade 2, $200,000 Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct.

    Story | Conversation | November 26, 2011
  3. Ever So Lucky stretches out in KJC Stakes

    Marty McGee

    For all the terrific performances by 2-year-olds so far at the Churchill Downs fall meet, none was more eye-catching than the maiden victory by an Indian Charlie colt named Ever So Lucky on Nov. 11.

    Story | Conversation | November 25, 2011
  4. Arena Elvira by a neck in Falls City

    Marty McGee

    It's hard to believe that Bill Mott sent out 12 losers from his first 19 starters at the Churchill Downs fall meet, because it seems like every time the spotlight came on, the Hall of Fame trainer had the winner.

    Story | Conversation | November 24, 2011
  5. Team Valor International takes two shots at repeat in Juvenile Tu...

    Marty McGee

    The partners in Team Valor International rejoiced last year when Pluck rallied to capture the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf.

    Story | Conversation | November 01, 2011
  6. Courageous Cat, Court Vision work on turf for Breeders' Cup Mile

    Marty McGee

    After months of keeping horses off the course, workouts began Monday morning over a turf rated good by the clockers, and as horses breezed, squishing noises and divots could be plainly heard and seen.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2011
  7. Churchill Downs: Bashford could be big day for partnership

    Marty McGee

    Billy Denzik paid a mere $6,000 for a yearling colt at auction last fall before asking his friend from high school, Brook Smith, if he wanted to partner up.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2011
  8. Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom to have surgery, finished fo...

    Marty McGee

    Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom is through racing this year after being diagnosed with a slab fracture in his left hock, it was announced Wednesday by Barry Irwin, who heads the Team Valor International partnership that owns the colt.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2011
  9. Pool Play upsets Stephen Foster Handicap in first dirt try

    Marty McGee

    And you thought the older-horse division was muddled before the Stephen Foster Handicap was run Saturday at Churchill Downs.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2011
  10. Banned gets it done in four-horse Jefferson Cup

    Marty McGee

    It might seem unreasonable for a trainer to repeatedly slap his program and get all excited about his 1-5 shot drawing off as a clear winner, but Tom Proctor is extremely wary about what can happen in short fields.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2011
  11. Stall looks for another victory in Stephen Foster Handicap

    Marty McGee

    Al Stall Jr. won the Stephen Foster Handicap last year with Blame, but the 49-year-old trainer refrains from making unfair comparisons when it comes to Apart, the colt he will run Saturday in the Foster.

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 2011
  12. Cruz guides Salty Strike to Dogwood score

    Marty McGee

    Salty Strike surged to her first stakes victory Saturday, getting a perfect stalking trip under Manny Cruz in the 37th running of the Grade 3, $109,300 Dogwood Stakes at Churchill Downs.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2011
  13. 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
  14. Keertana takes photo in Louisville Handicap

    Marty McGee

    In an incredibly tight finish that nearly resulted in a triple dead-heat, Keertana was the narrowest of winners Saturday in the 74th running of the Grade 3, $111,200 Louisville Handicap at Churchill Downs.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2011
  15. 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
  16. Nehro's work tempts owner to send him to Pimlico

    Marty McGee

    Kentucky Derby runner-up Nehro breezed a half-mile in 50.80 seconds over a sloppy Churchill Downs racetrack early Monday morning, leaving Zayat trying to decide whether to send the colt to the $1 million Preakness.

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2011