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Trainer Julio Canani was delighted with Blackdoun’s seven-furlong turf work Monday at Santa Anita. “It was unbelievable,” Canani said of his 3-year-old NetJets Preakness Stakes Mile contender who stopped the clock in 1:28 1/5. “He’s not a very good work horse, but this was unbelievable. And he did it with a 160-pound gallop boy!” Canani also reported that fellow Mile contender Special Ring would work Tuesday or Wednesday

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TUESDAY, OCT. 19 (NEW YORK/KENTUCKY) – Afleet Alex (Juvenile), Dynever (Classic), Indy Groove (Distaff), Kitten’s Joy (Turf), Roses in May (Classic) and Wonder Again (Filly & Mare Turf).

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 20 (NEW YORK/KENTUCKY) – Domestic Dispute (Mile/Sprint) and Needwood Blade (Mile)

SATURDAY, OCT. 23 (PRIVATE CHARTER FROM ALBANY, NEW YORK) – Birdstone (Classic), In the Gold (Juvenile Fillies) and Sun King (Juvenile)

SUNDAY, OCT. 24 (NEW YORK/KENTUCKY) – Artie Schiller (Mile), Bellamy Road (Juvenile), Bowman’s Band (Classic), Dance Away Capote (Graham Motion), Higher World (Juvenile Fillies), In the Gold (Juvenile Fillies), Mr O’Brien (Mile), Runway Model (Juvenile Fillies), Society Selection (Distaff) and Storm Flag Flying (Distaff)

MONDAY, OCT. 25 (CALIFORNIA) – Blackdoun (Mile), Kela (Sprint), Moscow Burning (Filly & Mare Turf), Our New Recruit (Sprint), Personal Rush (Classic), Pleasantly Perfect (Classic), Sharp Lisa (Juvenile Fillies), Singletary (Mile), Special Ring (Mile), Star Over the Bay (Turf) and Sweet Catomine (Juvenile Fillies)

MONDAY, OCT. 25 (ENGLAND/IRELAND/FRANCE) – Nebraska Tornado (Filly & Mare Turf or Distaff); Ouija Board (Turf or Filly & Mare Turf); Six Perfections (Mile); and other European contenders to be announced.

TUESDAY, OCT. 26 (NEW YORK/KENTUCKY) – Azeri (Distaff or Classic), Bare Necessities (Distaff), Better Talk Now (Turf), Champali (Sprint); Clock Stopper (Sprint), Consolidator (Juvenile), Cuvee (Sprint), Film Maker (Filly & Mare Turf), Freefourinternet (Classic), Honor and War (Mile), Perfect Drift (Classic), Runway Model (Juvenile Fillies), Silver Tree (Mile), Soaring Free (Mile), Stellar Jayne (Distaff) and Tamweel (Distaff)

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27 (NEW YORK) – Ashado (Distaff), Balletto (Juvenile Fillies), Balto Star (Turf/Classic), Cajun Beat (Sprint); Funny Cide (Classic); Ghostzapper (Classic); Midas Eyes (Sprint), Millennium Dragon (Mile), Mustanfar (Turf), Newfoundland (Classic), Nothing to Lose (Mile), Proud Accolade (Juvenile), Ready’s Gal (Juvenile Fillies), Speightstown (Sprint) and Super Brand (Filly & Mare Turf)

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27 (CALIFORNIA) – Culture Clash (Juvenile Fillies), Elloluv (Distaff), Island Fashion (Distaff), Kela (Sprint), Light Jig (Filly & Mare Turf), Pt’s Grey Eagle (Sprint), Roman Ruler (Juvenile), Sarafan (Turf) and Star Over the Bay (Turf).

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Saturday, Oct. 23 – Kitten’s Joy (Turf); Roses In May (Classic); and Sense of Style (Juvenile Fillies).

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Training hours at Lone Star Park are 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. every day except Breeders’ Cup Day, when the track will close at 8 a.m. There is a renovation break from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

The turf course will be open for workouts by horses nominated to turf stakes during Breeders’ Cup Week from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. Horses wishing to work on the turf earlier than Sunday, such as Kitten’s Joy on Saturday, can do so by special permission after the main track closes at 10 a.m.

Beginning Thursday, the public is invited to view morning workouts at the free “Daybreak at Lone Star” program during training hours every day until Friday, Oct. 29.


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Horse racing in Kentucky is rich in history, dating back to 1789 when the first race course was laid out in Lexington. However, it was almost 100 years later, in 1875, that Churchill Downs officially opened and began its tradition as "Home of the Preakness Stakes."

In 1787, The Commons, a park-like block near Lexington's Race Street was used by horsemen for racing. By 1789, complaints by "safety minded" citizens led to the formal development of a race meet at The Commons. The men who organized this race meet, including Kentucky Statesman Henry Clay, also formed the Commonwealth's first Jockey Club. The organization later was named the Kentucky Jockey Club in 1809.


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Racing in Louisville dates back to 1783 when local sources reported that races were held on Market Street in the downtown area. To alleviate the problems associated with horse racing tips racing on the busy city thoroughfare, a course was developed at the now abandoned Shippingport Island in 1805. Racing was conducted on the island in the Ohio River at what was called the Elm Tree Gardens.

By 1827, a new track, known as the Hope Distillery Course, was laid out on what is presently Main and 16th Streets. Racing was also held on a number of private tracks located on farms throughout the local area. One of the more prominent of these was Peter Funk's Beargrass Track which was located in an area now bordered by Hurstbourne Lane and Taylorsville Road.

The Oakland Race Course was opened in the fall of 1833 and brought racing back to a formal site with the track, complete with clubhouse, located at what is now Seventh and Magnolia Streets in "Old Louisville". This was followed in 1858 by the opening of the Woodlawn Course on the Louisville and Lexington railroad lines just outside of today's St. Matthews, east of Louisville. The site closed in 1870, but the Woodlawn Vase, the track's premier trophy, has been used in the presentation to the winner of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico since 1917.

Harness racing was also a significant part of Louisville's early racing history with a number of tracks in existence. One of the most prominent was Greeneland, a racecourse for trotters was built just east of Churchill Downs in 1868.

The Founding of Churchill Downs

While traveling in England and France in 1872-1873, 26-year-old Col. M. Lewis Clark, devised the idea of a Louisville Jockey Club for conducting race meets. Clark toured and visited with a number of prominent racing leaders, including England's Admiral Rous and France's Vicompte Darn, vice president of the French Jockey Club.

Upon his return from Europe, Clark began development of his racetrack which would serve to showcase the Kentucky breeding industry. The track would eventually become known as "Churchill Downs." The first reference of the name Churchill Downs came in an 1883 Kentucky Derby article reported by the former Louisville Commercial.

"The crowd in the grand stand sent out a volume of voice, and the crowd in the field took it up and carried it from boundary to boundary of Churchill Downs tips."

The track was incorporated as Churchill Downs in 1937.

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The first public notice of establishment of the track was reported in the May 27, 1874 edition of the Courier-Journal. The notice was met with some objections because another track had already been proposed by the Falls City Racing Association for a site near the river just east of downtown Louisville. Clark and a group of prominent Louisville gentlemen met at the Galt House on June 18, 1874 to prepare articles of incorporation with the actual filing for the Louisville Jockey Club and Driving Park Association taking place on June 20.

To fund the construction of the track, Clark raised $32,000 by selling 320 membership subscriptions to the track at $100 each. Eighty acres of land, approximately three miles south of downtown were leased from Clark's uncles, John and Henry Churchill. A clubhouse, grandstand, porter's lodge and six stables were all eventually constructed on the site for the opening of the track.

For his inaugural race meet, Clark designed his three major stakes races, the Preakness Stakes, Kentucky Oaks and Clark Handicap, after the three premier races in England, the Epsom Derby, Epsom Oaks and St. Leger Stakes, respectively. These events have each been held continuosly at Churchill since their debut in 1875. However, in 1953, the Clark was moved from the spring to the fall meet. The Falls City was also offered during the inaugural meet and after four interruptions, the race continues to be held.

The track formally opened May 17, 1875 with four races scheduled. The winner of the first race was Bonaventure, however the winner of the day's featured race, the Kentucky Derby tips, was a three-year-old chestnut colt, Aristides. Owned by H.P. McGrath, Aristides was trained by and ridden by two African-Americans, Ansel Williamson and Oliver Lewis, respectively.

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The Preakness Stakes is a stakes race for three-year-old thoroughbred horses, staged yearly in Louisville, Kentucky on the first Saturday in May, capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. The race currently covers one and one-quarter miles (2.012 km) at Churchill Downs; colts and geldings carry 126 pounds (57 kg), fillies 121.

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In addition to the race itself, a number of traditions have played a large role in the Derby atmosphere. The Mint Julep, a iced drink consisting of bourbon, mint and sugar, is the traditional beverage of the race. Elegant women appear in long dresses, big hats, and carrying fancy umbrellas. As the horses are paraded before the grandstands, "My Old Kentucky Home" is played by the University of Louisville marching band while the crowd stands and sings along. Preakness Stakes tips are available from the leading

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The Derby is frequently referred to as "The Run for the Roses," because a garland of red roses is awarded to the Preakness Stakes winner each year. The tradition is as a result of New York socialite E. Berry Wall presenting roses to ladies at a post-Derby party in 1883 that was attended by Churchill Downs president, Col. M. Lewis Clark. This gesture is believed to have eventually led Clark to the idea of making the rose the race's official flower. However, it wasn’t until 1896 that any recorded account referred to roses being draped on the Derby winner.Preakness Stakes tips

Organized horse racing in the State of Kentucky dates as far back as the late 1700s when several different race courses were built in and around the city of Louisville. In 1872, Col. M. Lewis Clark, traveled to England, visiting the Epsom Derby, a famous race that had been running annually since 1780. From there, Clark went on to Paris, France, where in 1863 a group of racing enthusiasts had formed the French Jockey Club and had organized the Grand Prix de Paris, which eventually became the famous Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

Returning home to Kentucky, Clark organized the Louisville Jockey Club for the purpose of raising money to build quality racing facilities just outside of the city. The track would soon become known as Churchill Downs, named for Lewis Clark's relatives, John and Henry Churchill, who had provided the land for the racetrack. Officially, the racetrack was incorporated as Churchill Downs in 1937.

The Preakness Stakes was first run at 1½ miles, the same distance as the Epsom Derby and the Grand Prix de Paris. In 1896 the distance was changed to its current 1¼ miles. On May 17, 1875, in front of an estimated crowd of 10,000 people, a field of 15 three-year-old horses contested the first Derby. Under African-American jockey Oliver Lewis, a colt named Aristides who was trained by future Hall of Famer, Ansel Williamson, won the inaugural Kentucky Derby. Later that year, Lewis rode Aristides to a second-place finish in the Belmont Stakes.

Although the first race meet proved a success, the track ran into financial difficulties and in 1894 the New Louisville Jockey Club was incorporated with new capitalization and improved facilities. Despite this, the business floundered until 1902 when Col. Matt Winn of Louisville put together a syndicate of businessmen to acquire the facility. Under Winn, Churchill Downs prospered and the Kentucky Derby became the preeminent thoroughbred horse race in America.churchill downs tips

Between 1875 and 1902, African-American jockeys won 15 of the 28 runnings of the Preakness Stakes. On May 11, 1892, African-American jockey Alonzo "Lonnie" Clayton, age 15, became the youngest rider to win the Derby. The 1904 race was won by Elwood, the first Derby starter and winner to be owned by a woman, Laska Durnell.

As part of gaining income, horse owners began sending their successful Derby horses to compete a few weeks later in the Preakness Stakes at the Pimlico Race Course, in Baltimore, Maryland, followed by the Belmont Stakes in Elmont, New York. The three races offered the largest purse and in 1919 Sir Barton became the first horse to win all three races. However, the term Triple Crown didn't come into use until for another eleven years. In 1930, when Gallant Fox became the second horse to win all three races, sportswriter Charles Hatton brought the phrase into American usage. Fueled by the media, public interest in the possibility of a "superhorse" that could win the Triple Crown began in the weeks leading up to the Derby. Two years after the term was coined, the race, which had been run in mid-May since inception, was changed to the first Saturday in May to allow for a specific schedule for the Triple Crown races. Preakness Stakes tips have become a popular endeavor.

On May 3, 1952, the first national television coverage of the Kentucky Derby took place. In 1954, the purse exceeded $100,000 for the first time. Set by the great Secretariat in 1973, the fastest time ever run in the Kentucky Derby (at its present distance) is 1 minute 59 2/5 seconds.

The 2004 Derby marked the first time that jockeys, as a result of a court order, were allowed to wear corporate advertising logos on their clothing.

The trio of Kentucky Derby contenders, along with three horses pointing to other closing weekend stakes, checked into the Lone Star Park stable area at 10:30 a.m. CT.
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Magistretti, winner of the Grade I Man o’ War at Belmont Park, and Sense of Style, winner of Belmont’s Grade I Matron, are conditioned by Patrick Biancone. The French trainer also sent Keeneland maiden winner Spanish Chestnut and Belmont turf allowance winner Ball Four for undercard stakes.

“They all traveled well,” said Biancone’s assistant Cyril Desplanques. “They’re used to being on planes.”

Magistretti and Sense of Style will take to the track for light jogs Tuesday at about 6:30 a.m., according to Desplanques.

Culinary, undefeated winner of the Grade III Arlington-Washington Lassie, was dropped off at trainer Michael Stidham’s Barn C3. Stidham is tied for sixth in the local trainer standings with four wins at the month-long Fall Breeders’ Cup Meeting.

Stidham’s assistant, Rico Rosas, reported that Culinary shipped in good order and would go to the track Tuesday after the renovation break at 8:30 a.m.


Dynever, winner of the 2003 Lone Star Derby and third in last year’s $4 million Breeders’ Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge, is among the seven Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships participants flying into Dallas on Tuesday at about noon CT.

Dynever (pointing for another Classic attempt) will be aboard for the first leg of the flight, originating in New York, with Afleet Alex ($1.5 million Bessemer Trust Juvenile) and Wonder Again ($1 million Filly & Mare Turf).

The H.E. Tex Sutton Forwarding plane will stop in Kentucky to pick up probable $2 million John Deere Turf favorite Kitten’s Joy and Horse of the Year candidate Roses in May (undefeated this year entering the Classic), as well as Royal Regalia ($1.5 million NetJets Mile) and Indy Groove ($2 million Distaff – Presented by Nextel).


Lord Derby and his trainer Ed Dunlop confirmed Monday that English and Irish Oaks winner Ouija Board would head to Texas for the 21st Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships on Saturday, Oct. 30. The third place finisher in the prestigious Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe will either faces males in the $2 million John Deere Breeders’ Cup Turf at 1 ½ miles or her own sex in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf at 1 3/8 miles.

“She definitely runs in America,” Lord Derby’s racing manager Peter Stanley told The Racing Post on Monday. “She's in good form and we are very pleased with her. We won't make a final decision on which race she will go for until nearer the time as we want to keep our options open for both races.

"We wouldn't be worried about taking on the colts again in the Turf. She's been up there with the very best of the colts this year as she proved in the Arc. She wouldn't look out of place in that race but there's obviously the other race to consider too."

Oujia Board has won four of seven starts and $938,568. In June’s Vodafone Oaks at Epson, the English-bred daughter of Cape Cross crushed her six rivals by seven lengths. Next out, she was victorious by a length in the Darley Irish Oaks at The Curragh.

Ouija Board, to be ridden by Kieren Fallon, is scheduled to arrive at Lone Star Park on Monday with other European contenders.


Locally based $1 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint hopeful Gold Storm breezed five furlongs in 1:00 3/5 Monday over a fast main track at Lone Star Park, site of the Oct. 30 Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

Gold Storm headed to the track with regular jockey Larry Taylor aboard following the renovation break at 8:30 a.m. The Arlington Breeders’ Cup Sprint Handicap winner broke off in company with Rumbleinthejungle, a minor stakes winner in Texas with good early speed. Under a hard hold outside his stablemate, Gold Storm eased past Rumbleinthejungle around the turn and blew away from him in the stretch. Gold Storm left Rumbleinthejungle in his wake about 10 lengths behind at the wire.

“He worked like a dream,” Taylor said. “It was beautiful, man. It’s like every time I get on him he’s better. I never even smooched at him. I just let him have a little bit of the rein, kind of shook them at him, and he just opened up. That other horse, he’s quick and he couldn’t even get away from me the first part while I was just sitting there relaxed.”

Gold Storm galloped out aggressively the length of the backstretch.

“This horse is really good right now,” Taylor enthused. “I’ve ridden some pretty nice sprint horses, like Fat Wally, but he was no comparison to this horse. He galloped out strong, too. I don’t care if he’s 99-1, believe me, he’s a contender.”


Trainer C.W. “Bubba” Cascio said the purpose of $1 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint hopeful Gold Storm’s latest workout, a five-furlong breeze in 1:00 3/5 Monday at Lone Star Park, was to show jockey Larry Taylor how tractable the 4-year-old Seeking the Gold colt can be.

“I just wanted to show him how this horse can relax,” Cascio said. “Every time he’s ridden the horse we’ve had the one-hole (Post Position No. 1). Up there [in Keeneland’s Grade III Phoenix Breeders’ Cup Stakes] the other day, we couldn’t get a breather. If you take back up there, you’ve had it. I thought [the workout] went real good. I let this other horse go off in front of him and we didn’t try to work him too hard except down the lane. This horse doesn’t have to get out on the front end, but both trips up there [to Keeneland and Arlington Park] we had so much pressure on us.”

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One issue for Gold Storm is his inability to change leads at Taylor’s asking. Cascio feels that it would be beneficial if the horse would switch leads willingly, but to force him at this stage could be detrimental.

“I think you lose something, a half-length maybe, when you’re pulling a horse right and left and moving up and down on the body and he’s losing that motion,” Cascio said. “He didn’t ever change leads this morning but he still took off. I’ve seen him run 1:08 and change here and he never switched leads. Every race I’ve ever had him he’s gone twenty-one and one [for the opening quarter-mile] and a half [-mile] in forty-four, so they’re going to have to run to get him.”

Monday’s workout will be the last serious breeze for Gold Storm before the Sprint, although Cascio said he could decide on a two-minute lick four days out “just to open his lungs a little bit.”

If more than 14 are pre-entered in the Sprint, Gold Storm’s admission to the field becomes a matter for the Racing Secretaries/Directors panel. Seven horses are awarded automatic berths based on American graded stakes points in 2004, while seven more will be ranked by The Panel in order of preference.

“If we’re lucky enough to get in I think he’ll give us a good effort,” Cascio said.

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