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  1. Secret Circle a heavy favorite in Juvenile Sprint

    Byron King

    When the Breeders' Cup gets under way Friday with inaugural running of the $500,000 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint, it seems probable that the race will have the shortest-priced favorite of the 15 Breeders' Cup races in Secret Circle.

    Story | Conversation | November 01, 2011
  2. Flashy Lassie upsets in Debutante

    Byron King

    Heading into Saturday's Grade 3, $109,300 Debutante Stakes at Churchill Downs, favorites Shocktime and Culotte had the highest speed figures and the most eye-catching victories.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2011
  3. Twin Spires Turf Sprint: Regally Ready overcomes trouble at Churc...

    Byron King

    Off a step or two behind the field and fourth early, Regally Ready kicked into gear down the stretch, wearing down front-running Bridgetown to score going away under Corey Nakatani.

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2011
  4. Blind Luck, Unrivaled Belle seek to regain good form in La Troien...

    Byron King

    The fine performances of one-two finishers Unrivaled Belle and Blind Luck in the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic seemingly pointed toward their dominance in the filly and mare ranks this year.

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2011
  5. Machen finds mile of Derby Trial to be ideal distance

    Byron King

    Machen dashed his connections' Kentucky Derby dreams when he flattened out to run fourth in the Risen Star Stakes and fifth in the Louisiana Derby this spring at Fair Grounds.

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2011
  6. Awesome Feather stays perfect in Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies

    Byron King

    Awesome Feather entered Friday's Grade 1, $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies with a reputation as the best 2-year-old filly in Florida. She exited the race with a new title: the best 2-year-old filly in America.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2010
  7. Gomez thrown from mount at Churchill

    Byron King

    Jockey Garrett Gomez was thrown to the Churchill Downs turf in a spill entering the second turn of the sixth race at Churchill Downs Thursday, and his mount, Indy Bouquet, who broke down, appeared to fall on top of the jockey.

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2010
  8. Awesome Gem a clear standout in cloudy Breeders' Cup Marathon

    Byron King

    Midday will be strongly favored to succeed where Ouija Board failed by winning the Filly and Mare Turf for the second year in a row.

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2010
  9. Debutante: Albarado makes right choice for Churchill stakes

    Byron King

    Jockey Robby Albarado knew better than anyone the strengths of the two favorites in Saturday's Grade 3, $108, 8000 Debutante for 2-year-old fillies at Churchill Downs, having ridden both 3-5 favorite Salty Strike and 9-5 Just Louise.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2010
  10. Regret Stakes: It's Tea Time back on surface she likes

    Byron King

    When trainer Rusty Arnold went looking for a race for It's Tea Time after her ninth-place finish in the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks on April 30, one spot quickly came to mind: the Grade 3 Regret at 1 1/8 miles on turf.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2010
  11. 'Rachel' has no excuse in Fleur de Lis

    Byron King

    Among other things, a horse race is a test of speed and class. The Grade 2, $200,000 Fleur de Lis Handicap, the first of five graded stakes to be contested Saturday at Churchill Downs, is about those things, for sure.

    Story | Conversation | June 10, 2010
  12. Rachel back in winner's circle with Fleur de Lis win at Churchill...

    Byron King

    Reigning Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra returned to familiar territory Saturday in the Grade 2, $214,000 Fleur de Lis Handicap at Churchill Downs: the winner's circle.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2010
  13. Rain may be key in Woodford Reserve Turf at Churchill Downs

    Byron King

    Just as an off track could affect the outcome of Saturday's Kentucky Derby, forecasted heavy rainfall Saturday may play a role in deciding the Grade 1 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic in the race preceding the Derby.

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2010
  14. Kentucky Derby contender: Devil May Care

    Byron King

    Only three fillies have won the Derby, with Winning Colors way back in 1988 being the most recent.

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2010
  15. Kentucky Derby contender: Super Saver

    Byron King

    Horses don't come much more honest than Super Saver.

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2010
  16. Blind Luck made 6-5 favorite for Oaks

    Byron King

    Millionaire Blind Luck drew post 5 for Friday's 136th running of the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs Tuesday morning, and was installed as the prohibitive 6-5 favorite by oddsmaker Mike Battaglia.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2010