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  1. To Honor and Serve gets another Grade 1 shot

    David Grening

    Bill Mott won the Breeders' Cup Classic with Drosselmeyer, who was considered the lesser regarded of the two horses the Hall of Fame trainer ran in that race three weeks ago at Churchill Downs.

    Story | Conversation | November 23, 2011
  2. Uncle Mo retired from racing

    David Grening

    Uncle Mo, last year's 2-year-old champion colt who finished 10th in Saturday's $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic at Churchill Downs, has been retired from racing, owner Mike Repole said Monday.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2011
  3. My Miss Aurelia dominates BC Juvenile Fillies

    David Grening

    My Miss Aurelia improved to 4-0 for her career by winning the Grade 1, $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies on Friday at Churchill Downs.

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2011
  4. Grace Hall in peak shape approaching Juvenile Fillies

    David Grening

    Shortly after Grace Hall won the Grade 1 Spinaway at Saratoga in early September, trainer Tony Dutrow was already looking forward to the filly's 3-year-old season. He seemed indifferent about running in the Breeders' Cup.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2011
  5. Tizway will miss Classic due to injury

    David Grening

    Tizway will not get a chance to state his case for those accolades in the Breeders' Cup Classic as he will miss that race due to a strain in the suspensory ligament of his left foreleg, trainer James Bond said Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | October 25, 2011
  6. Zazu out of Breeders' Cup

    David Grening

    Zazu, the winner of three graded stakes this year, will not start in the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic at Churchill Downs on Nov. 4 after inflammation was detected in a shoulder, trainer John Sadler said on Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | October 20, 2011
  7. Flat Out pulls off Suburban surprise

    David Grening

    Chaos continues to reign in the older male division, as two weeks after Pool Play, the longest shot on the board, won the Grade 1 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs, Flat Out won Saturday's Suburban at as the longest shot in the six-horse field.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2011
  8. Futurity looks like right spot for Tarpy's Goal

    David Grening

    The late decision to run Tarpy's Goal in Sunday's Grade 2 Futurity at Belmont Park rather than Saturday's Grade 3 Bashford Manor at Churchill Downs came down to simple mathematics, according to trainer Dale Romans.

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2011
  9. Unrivaled Belle injured in paddock, retired

    David Grening

    Unrivaled Belle broke her withers when she fell backward waiting to be saddled for Saturday's Grade 1 Ogden Phipps Handicap at Belmont Park and was subsequently retired from racing, her connections announced early Saturday evening.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2011
  10. Tizway sets sights on Breeders' Cup Classic

    David Grening

    Though Tizway earned a virtual all-expenses-paid trip to the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile by virtue of his victory in Monday's Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont Park, his connections are inclined to aim a little higher.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2011
  11. Uncle Mo will be based at WinStar Farm until he regains health

    David Grening

    Uncle Mo, who was scratched from Saturday's Kentucky Derby due to a yet-to-be-diagnosed internal issue, was vanned from Churchill Downs to WinStar Farm in Versailles, Ky., on Monday morning, his connections announced.

    Story | Conversation | May 10, 2011
  12. Churchill Distaff Turf Mile: Aviate flies down stretch

    David Grening

    Aviate, under Kent Desormeaux, came flying down the center of the Churchill Downs turf course and outfinished Aruna to win the Grade 2, $200,000 Churchill Distaff Turf Mile by about two lengths at Churchill Downs.

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2011
  13. Banned charges home a clear winner

    David Grening

    Going into the first turn of Friday's $237,400 American Turf Stakes at Churchill Downs, Banned was only in front of three of the 11 rivals he was facing in the Grade 2 event. His jockey, Garrett Gomez, was a little concerned.

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2011
  14. Unrivaled Belle, Blind Luck rematched in La Troienne

    David Grening

    If Unrivaled Belle is to record a repeat victory in the Grade, $300,000 La Troienne Stakes at Churchill Downs, she will again have to defeat a Kentucky Oaks winner and reigning champion to do so.

    Story | Conversation | May 03, 2011
  15. Kentucky Derby prospect Toby's Corner breezes just the way Motion...

    David Grening

    Graham Motion was able to bask in the sunshine and dry conditions in northeast Maryland as he watched Toby's Corner work six furlongs in 1:15 over the Tapeta surface at the Fair Hill Training Center in preparation for Saturday's Kentucky Derby.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2011
  16. Gulfstream Oaks romp solidifies R Heat Lightning's Kentucky Oaks ...

    David Grening

    R Heat Lightning may have established herself as the favorite for next month's Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs with a dominant 8 1/4-length victory in Saturday's Grade 2, $300,000 Gulfstream Oaks at Gulfstream Park.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2011