Pedigree of the Day / Updated at 7 p.m. ET: Captain Cade & “One Other” May Pique Interest at Churchill Downs Today

(Orb, a son of Malibu Moon, is the sire of Captain Cade / Photo Courtesy of Claiborne Farm) We were recently contacted by a couple of regular viewers and asked if we would reinstitute our “Pedigree of the Day” feature, and pinpoint some possible “Claim Prospects” that may pique some interest in the claim...

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McLean’s Selections for Churchill Downs on Thursday, June 21

Gene McLean

Day Results 10-3-1-8 Churchill 289-97-96-143 Top Pick Win % 33.60% Top Pick ITM % 182-281 64.80% Payoff % of Top 3 Picks at CD 38.80% 2018 Overall 878 322-328-387 Win % of Top Pick 36.70% Payoff % of Top 3 Picks Overall 39.40% We finished up Sunday’s card in good order. Despite only three...

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The Pressbox Interviews Adam Koenig Concerning Sports Wagering In Kentucky

The Pressbox interviews Adam Koenig concerning sports wagering in Kentucky. Adam is the chairman of the Licensing and Occupations Committee of the KY House of Representatives. The committee plans to begin discussing the concept of sports wagering and legislation as early as this summer.

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OPINION: Amazing, Thrilling, Exhilarating…That is Justify

(Justify / Photo by Holly M. Smith) Go celebrate and love life tonight knowing that special things can still happen. That historic things can still occur. That amazing, extraordinary, and exhilarating things can still be done. Thank you Justify — the newest and latest Triple Crown Champion. In a world of great uncertainty, and...

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Thought of the Day: Miss You Pops

Gene McLean

(My Dad, on the far right, with me and my daughter, Alex) Father’s Day was Sunday. I know. Didn’t forget. Took time out to think of my own. And, give him thanks. My Dad passed away in February of 2017, just a year and a few months ago. He left us just a couple...

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He ran big, stayed behind the speed. He ran really, really well.”

Santo Sanjur, Jockey of MATROOH (third)

It’s a bummer running second again in this race but we’ll get it one year. The winner ran a good race; we were just second best.”

Brendan Walsh, Trainer of HONORABLE DUTY (runner-up)

We got a great trip and settled into a perfect position. The winner just simply drew away in the stretch.”

Corey Lanerie, Jockey of HONORABLE DUTY (runner-up)

I really have to thank the owners with this horse and my brother, Dennis, who helped us pick out this horse. In his last couple of races, he got really worked up in the paddock and didn’t run to his best effort. We know he likes to travel and I have to thank our groom and exercise rider for coming out here early with him and getting acclimated to the track. I’m not sure what we’ll do next with him. I see myself nudging up to some adult beverage tonight then thinking about where we go next. We were very optimistic with him all along and to see him put it together was great. We went through a bit of a funky phase with him and had some traffic troubles in his last couple of races.”

Doug O’Neill, Trainer of PAVEL (winner)

He got the perfect setup tonight. He’s been training really well into this race so I was confident he’d run well. When we turn for home I could feel like I had a lot of horse underneath me still. It was a great feeling and he won very easily under his own. I knew this horse could be better than his last couple of races and he had some bad luck. He overcame that tonight.”

Gutierrez, Jockey of PAVEL (winner)


The Pressbox Interviews Justify Farrier Curtis Burns

The Pressbox interviews Justify farrier Curtis Burns. Burns, who has developed a metal alternative shoe for horses, worked his magic on Justify after the Kentucky Derby.

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Workouts That Just May Work Out For You: Today’s Focus On Possible “Hidden Gems”

Churchill Downs

Every day, we scour the work tabs at racetracks all over the country.  We are looking for workouts that may be of interest and helpful to you — as both race fans and handicappers.  Some of the horses we will be tracking, you will know.  Some of them, you may not know — as...

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