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Brisnet Handicappers Edge Kentucky Derby and Oaks Notes 4/20/10

Dublin blitzes a bullet five furlongs at Churchill Dublin went on to dust his workmate (EquiSport Photos)At Churchill Downs on Monday, Hopeful S. (G1) hero DUBLIN (Afleet Alex) worked a bullet five furlongs in :59 1/5 after the renovation break with jockey Terry Thompson up. The Wayne Lukas pupil,...

Tim Bryant Named FG President; Miller Heading to Calder

Churchill Downs Incorporated, (NASDAQ: CHDN) (“CDI”) today announced the hiring of Timothy (“Tim”) W. Bryant who will serve as the President of Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans, Louisiana (“Fair Grounds”), subject to completion of licensing and regulatory requirements. Tim has...

Brisnet Handicappers Edge Kentucky Derby and Oaks Notes 4/16/10

KENTUCKY DERBY REPORT APRIL 15, 2010 by James Scully Saturday was a day for upsets, with a 17-1 wire-to-wire winner in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) and a 40-1 shocker in the $750,000 Blue Grass S. (G1), and the graded earnings threshold for the Kentucky Derby (G1) continues to rise, with the...

Derby Day Undercard: Pletcher and Castellano Win Muniz with Blues Street and N.O. 'Cap with Battle Plan

Overbrook Farm’s regally-bred Battle Plan invaded from his South Florida base to score a front-running 1 ½-length victory over General Quarters in his stakes debut, Saturday’s Grade II, $500,000 New Orleans Handicap at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Battle Plan ran 1 1/8 miles over a “fast...

Handicapper's Edge Derby and Oaks Notes 04/09/10

KENTUCKY DERBY REPORT APRIL 8, 2010 by James Scully ESKENDEREYA (Giant's Causeway) ran away in the stretch of Saturday's Wood Memorial S. (G1), winning by only 9 3/4 lengths due to the restraint of John Velazquez, who took the prohibitive Kentucky Derby (G1) favorite in hand with a furlong left...

Handicapper's Edge Derby and Oaks Notes 04/06/10

Odysseus, Aikenite settle in at Keeneland in advance of Blue Grass Tampa Bay Derby (G3) winner ODYSSEUS (Malibu Moon) and multiple Grade 1-placed AIKENITE (Yes It's True) arrived at Keeneland Sunday afternoon, six days ahead of their clash in Saturday's Blue Grass S. (G1). Both had wintered at Palm...

Handicapper's Edge Derby and Oaks Notes 4/01/10

KENTUCKY DERBY REPORT APRIL 1, 2010 by James Scully Todd Pletcher's name will be all over this year's Kentucky Derby (G1) program. With MISSION IMPAZIBLE's (Unbridled's Song) victory in Saturday's $750,000 Louisiana Derby (G2), the conditioner's roster is potentially nine-deep. Here's a break down...

Game, Set, Match

It's Tuesday afternoon and I'm just sitting down to review the end of this season. It's hard to believe the season is over already, but it's over, game, set, match. The trio of Steve Asmussen, Shaun Bridgmohan and Heiligbrodt Racing Stable captured the honors in their respective categories. Steve...

Zardana Named Horse of the Meet; Bridgmohan, Asmussen, Heiligbrodt Win Titles

Arnold Zetcher’s Zardana, the 6-year-old mare who shipped in to defeat reigning Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra in the $200,000 New Orleans Ladies, was named Horse of the Meet at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots’ 2009-2010 Thoroughbred Racing Season Presented by Miller Lite by a vote of...

Hisse Wins Red Camelia on Closing Day

Heiligbrodt Racing Stable’s Hisse proved prophetically best by 4 3/4-lengths when winning Sunday’ $60,000 Red Camelia Stakes on closing day of Fair Grounds 2009-2010 Thoroughbred racing season presented by Miller Lite.   Conditioned by Eclipse Award-winning trainer Steve Asmussen, who won his ninth...