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  1. Gemologist, Currency Swap meet at Gulfstream

    Mike Welsch

    Gemologist and Currency Swap, two of the more highly regarded members of the 2-year-old class of 2011, will make their belated 3-year-old debuts against one another in Friday's $80,000 allowance feature at Gulfstream Park.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2012
  2. Fountain of Youth: Union Rags back in style

    Mike Welsch

    Union Rags made a smashing return to action and solidified his status as the early favorite for the 138th Kentucky Derby by romping to victory Sunday in the 68th running of the Grade 2, $400,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2012
  3. Union Rags does a little extra in workout for Fountain of Youth

    Mike Welsch

    With regular exercise rider Peter Brette aboard, Union Rags came by the finish line the first time in an open gallop, going at better than a two-minute lick around to the half-mile pole.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2012
  4. Algorithms easily defeats Hansen in Holy Bull

    Mike Welsch

    Eclipse Award winner Hansen may have been the center of attention, but it was Algorithms who stole the show in Sunday's $400,000 Holy Bull at Gulfstream Park.

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2012
  5. Triple Crown race winners target Feb. 11 returns

    Mike Welsch

    If the stars align just right and everybody sticks to their current plans, all three reigning Triple Crown race winners could wind up making their 4-year-old debuts on the same day, Feb. 11, at Gulfstream Park.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2012
  6. Animal Kingdom getting in gear for return

    Mike Welsch

    Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom launched his 3-year-old campaign on the grass, and there is a good chance trainer Graham Motion may use the same strategy to get Animal Kingdom legged up for the $10 million Dubai World Cup on March 31.

    Story | Conversation | January 05, 2012
  7. Somali Lemonade gets tough draw in Juvenile Fillies Turf

    Mike Welsch

    Five years ago, trainer Michael Matz was the guy everybody wanted to talk to around Churchill Downs, both prior to and of course following Barbaro's victory in the 2006 Kentucky Derby.

    Story | Conversation | November 01, 2011
  8. Kentucky Derby workouts: Santiva, Nehro, Watch Me Go drill in rai...

    Mike Welsch

    With the racetrack sealed and sloppy, Santiva worked a half-mile in 49.99 seconds, Watch Me Go five furlongs in 1:02.00, and Nehro four furlongs in 50.72.

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 2011
  9. No Kentucky Derby for Anthony's Cross

    Mike Welsch

    Trainer Eoin Harty said Sunday morning at Hollywood Park that Anthony's Cross will not ship from California to run in the Kentucky Derby, owing to concerns regarding a temperature the colt had in recent days.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2011
  10. Bejarano gets Kentucky Derby mount on Watch Me Go

    Mike Welsch

    Trainer Kathleen O'Connell confirmed Sunday morning that jockey Rafael Bejarano will have the mount in the 137th Kentucky Derby on longshot Watch Me Go.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2011
  11. Animal Kingdom dusts stablemate in six-furlong drill

    Mike Welsch

    Spiral winner Animal Kingdom led a trio of prospective Kentucky Derby starters who worked over a fast track during a chaotic 15 minutes after the renovation break at Churchill Downs on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2011
  12. Soldat finishes well in final prep

    Mike Welsch

    Fountain of Youth winner Soldat worked four furlongs in 49 seconds early Friday at the Palm Meadows training center in Boynton Beach in his final prep for next Saturday's Kentucky Derby.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2011
  13. Archarcharch dusts workmate at Churchill Downs

    Mike Welsch

    Arkansas Derby winner Archarcharch got serious on Friday morning at Churchill Downs, working a crisp five furlongs in 59.36 seconds with jockey Jon Court aboard.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2011
  14. Dialed In has easy breeze at Palm Meadows

    Mike Welsch

    The Kentucky Derby favorite worked on Thursday. Not just any favorite but one trained by a two time Kentucky Derby winner. But something was definitely missing.

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2011
  15. The Factor recovering from throat surgery

    Mike Welsch

    With trainer Bob Baffert looking on, The Factor galloped Monday morning for the first time since his arrival at Churchill Downs on April 19 and for the first time since having minor throat surgery performed here last week.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2011
  16. Nehro splashes an easy five furlongs

    Mike Welsch

    A sloppy track on Kentucky Derby day should prove no problem for Nehro after the Arkansas Derby and Louisiana Derby runner-up splashed five furlongs in 1:02.81 over a very wet track Monday morning at Churchill Downs.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2011