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  1. All Squared Away upsets Lexington

    Marty McGee

    Derby implications? Um, not this year. A 70-1 shot named All Squared Away was a stunning winner Saturday of the Grade 3, $200,000 Coolmore Lexington Stakes.

    Story | Conversation | April 21, 2012
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. After rest, Shackleford pointing to Haskell

    Marty McGee

    Preakness winner Shackleford has been sent to WinStar Farm in Versailles, Ky., for a two-week break before gearing back up for a run in the $1 million Haskell Invitational on July 31 at Monmouth Park, said trainer Dale Romans.

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 2011
  7. 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
  8. Breeders' Cup winner Shared Account returning in Gallorette

    Marty McGee

    Graham Motion has had a few things to do this week. Making raceday accommodations for family and friends. Dodging the raindrops that keep falling at his Fair Hill training base.

    Story | Conversation | May 18, 2011
  9. Winter Memories comes back a winner in Appalachian

    Marty McGee

    Winter Memories proved good enough off the winter break when wearing down longshot Dos Lunas to prevail as an odds-on favorite Thursday in the Grade 3, $100,000 Appalachian Stakes at Keeneland.

    Story | Conversation | April 21, 2011
  10. Hall of Fame trainer Elliott Burch dies

    Marty McGee

    Elliott Burch, a Hall of Fame trainer who won the Belmont Stakes three times and hailed from a family of revered horsemen, died Sunday of complications from pneumonia in Newport Hospital in Rhode Island. He was 86.

    Story | Conversation | January 30, 2011
  11. Bravo completes stakes sweep aboard Justaroundmidnight in Marshua...

    Marty McGee

    Joe Bravo was beaming as he came into the Gulfstream Park winner's circle after capping a sweep of Grade 3 turf stakes Sunday aboard longshot Justaroundmidnight in the ninth running of the $100,000 Marshua's River at Gulfstream Park.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2011
  12. Belmont winner Drosselmeyer back in training following ankle inju...

    Marty McGee

    Drosselmeyer, unraced since winning the Belmont Stakes last June, has had two easy three-furlong breezes at Payson Park and could make his return to racing within a couple of months, said trainer Bill Mott.

    Story | Conversation | January 05, 2011
  13. Double DQ elevates Giant Oak to winner of Clark Handicap

    Marty McGee

    A very roughly-run 136th running of the Grade 1 Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs resulted in two disqualifications for separate incidents, with Giant Oak being awarded victory after Successful Dan was deemed guilty of interference in the stretch.

    Story | Conversation | November 26, 2010
  14. Astrology figures to be out front in Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes

    Marty McGee

    Steve Asmussen has trained the last three winners of the Horse of the Year title in North America, those being Curlin (2007-08) and Rachel Alexandra (2009), both of them owned primarily by the Stonestreet Stables of Jess Jackson.

    Story | Conversation | November 25, 2010
  15. Zenyatta heavy favorite in early Classic betting

    Marty McGee

    Zenyatta is the heavy favorite in advance wagering and in will-pays for the two-day daily double wager combining the winners of the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic on Friday and the Breeders' Cup Classic on Saturday at Churchill Downs.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2010
  16. Just about anybody could win wide-open Filly and Mare Sprint

    Marty McGee

    The handicapping headache that is the $1 million Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint could have its winner come from pretty much anywhere in the full gate of 14, with a wide-open Churchill Downs tote board portending as much.

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2010