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  1. Awesome Maria gets first Grade 1 win in Phipps Handicap

    Marty McGee

    Awesome Maria continued her ascent up the ladder in the extremely deep older filly and mare division with a three-length victory over Payton d'Oro in Saturday's Grade 1, $250,000 Ogden Phipps Handicap at Belmont Park.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2011
  2. Kentucky Oaks: Bobby Flay buys Her Smile, sends her to Churchill ...

    Marty McGee

    Her Smile had been owned by her breeders, William Backer, and based at the Fair Hill training center in Maryland with Leigh Delacour.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2011
  3. Uncle Mo arrives without fanfare at Churchill Downs

    Marty McGee

    Uncle Mo was met by maybe a dozen cameramen and media members when arriving Monday at his Churchill Downs barn at precisely noon Eastern, about two hours behind schedule, in advance of the 137th Kentucky Derby.

    Story | Conversation | April 18, 2011
  4. Bridgetown moves into Pletcher's barn

    Marty McGee

    Eugene Melnyk has transferred a string of five horses at Churchill Downs from Ken McPeek to Todd Pletcher, most notably Bridgetown, the fourth-place finisher in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint last weekend.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2010
  5. Blame flies home late to win G1 Stephen Foster at Churchill Downs...

    Marty McGee

    Blame overcame a wide post, a moderate pace, and a sizable deficit down the stretch when running down free-wheeling Battle Plan to post a highly impressive victory Saturday in the 29th running of the Grade 1, $671,700 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill.

    Story | Conversation | June 10, 2010
  6. Ailalea, Riley Tucker take Churchill Downs stakes

    Marty McGee

    Once again, a horse wearing saddlecloth No. 4, trained by Todd Pletcher and ridden by Calvin Borel won the Saturday feature at Churchill Downs.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2010
  7. Super Saver comes up empty in 135th Preakness Stakes

    Marty McGee

    The drought continues. For the 32nd straight year -- tacking on yet one more year in the ongoing record of Triple Crown futility -- there will be no sweep of racing's most coveted prize.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2010
  8. This week, all eyes on just one horse

    Marty McGee

    Say anything you want about the Kentucky Derby having more to offer than the Preakness, but, going in, here's something the Preakness has that the Derby doesn't: the Derby winner.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2010
  9. Pletcher likes what he sees

    Marty McGee

    Todd Pletcher was back at Churchill for the first time since the day after the Derby when he watched frontside as Super Saver went through a routine gallop Saturday at about 7 a.m.

    Story | Conversation | May 10, 2010
  10. Super Saver heads list of workers

    Marty McGee

    Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver breezed an easy three furlongs on a busy Monday morning at Churchill Downs, going in 36.60 seconds over a fast track in preparation for the 135th Preakness on Saturday at Pimlico in Baltimore.

    Story | Conversation | May 10, 2010
  11. Two still on the fence for G1 Kentucky Oaks

    Marty McGee

    A couple of decisions before entries are drawn Tuesday at Churchill Downs will have an impact on the makeup of the 136th Kentucky Oaks, but overall, the 14-horse lineup appears fairly well set.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2010
  12. Baffert may be feeling lucky

    Marty McGee

    When Bob Baffert is holding court on the Churchill Downs backstretch these days, you'd think he has never won the Kentucky Derby and that Todd Pletcher has won it three times.

    Story | Conversation | April 21, 2010
  13. Kentucky Derby headlines: April 20

    Marty McGee

    The excuses that some trainers and jockeys give their horses for disappointing races can be rather flimsy, with traffic and track surface ranking among the most popular culprits.

    Story | Conversation | April 20, 2010
  14. Exhi leads all the way in G2 Coolmore Lexington Stakes

    Marty McGee

    Todd Pletcher won the Coolmore Lexington Stakes for the third straight year when Exhi led all the way Saturday at Keeneland to render the results of the Grade 2 race moot toward the May 1 Kentucky Derby.

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2010
  15. Pletcher has pair of Blue Grass Stakes hopefuls

    Marty McGee

    A handful of prospects for the Grade 1 Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland had their final pre-race workouts at various venues Saturday, including a pair of Kentucky Derby hopefuls trained by Todd Pletcher.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2010
  16. Super Saver takes Kentucky Jockey Club at Churchill Downs, Todd P...

    Marty McGee

    WinStar Farm strengthened its position for the 2010 classics and Calvin Borel salvaged a tie for the jockey crown at the Churchill Downs fall meet when Super Saver rolled to a front-running romp Saturday in the Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes.

    Story | Conversation | November 28, 2009