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The 'Charmed' life of Old Friends' Michael Blowen
On a visit to Old Friends thoroughbred retirement home in Georgetown, KY, we caught up with founder Michael Blowen spending time with the two Silver Charms: first, the 1997 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner, and then with the mini named Little Silver Charm, who, we find out, is house broken! More info at oldfriendsequine.com @TBaftercare
#KyDerby2023: Instant Coffee takes Ky Jockey Club over Curly Jack
Al Gold's Instant Coffee stamped himself among the early 2023 Kentucky Derby favorites with his victory in the $400,000, Grade 2 KY Jockey Club at Churchill Downs after a less an ideal trip. Hear from trainer Brad Cox and jockey Luis Saez (winning his sixth race on the card), as well as from runner-up Curly Jack's trainer Tom Amoss and jockey Edgar Morales after Curly Jack won a four-horse photo for place. This (and all Kentucky HBPA videos) is available for any media use as part of our initiative to provide supplemental racing content to news outlets.
Hoosier Philly goes to 3-for-3 with romp in G2 Golden Rod
Unbeaten Hoosier Philly continued to stamp herself among the favorites for the 2023 Kentucky Oaks with an impressive victory in Churchill Downs' Grade 2 Golden Rod Stakes. (Margin: five lengths over 24-1 Knockyoursocksoff.) Afterward we speak with co-owner Bill Stone, jockey Edgar Morales and trainer Tom Amoss. Note to Evansville market: Bill Stone grew up in Evansville (he now lives in Naples, Fla.)
Powerful rebounds in $200K Ed Brown
Courtlandt Farms' Powerful rebounded from an 11th-place finish in Keeneland's Grade 1 Claiborne Breeders' Futurity to capture Churchill Downs' $200,000 Ed Brown Stakes for 2-year-olds at 6 1/2 furlongs. Tyler Gaffalione up. Hear what trainer Steve Asmussen had to say afterward.
Trophy goes to Red Carpet Ready in Fern Creek
Red Carpet Ready showed that her 10-length win in the slop in her debut was no fluke as she captured Saturday's $200,000 Fern Creek at 6 1/2 furlongs at Churchill Downs for 2-year-old fillies. We speak with trainer Rusty Arnold, jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. and co-owner Bo Bromagen. Red Carpet Ready, by the top grass horse Oscar Performance, is owned by Sandra Bromagen's Ashbrook Farm and Patrick Lewis' Upland Flats Racing.
Proxy gives Godolphin second G1 Clark in a row
Hear from Godolphin's director of bloodstock Michael Banahan and trainer Michael Stidham on Proxy's victory in Churchill Downs' Grade 1, $750,000 Clark Stakes in his first start since the 4-year-old colt finished third in Churchill's Grade 2 Stephen Foster won by eventual Breeders' Cup Classic runner-up Olympiad. We also speak with Brad Cox, trainer of runner-up West Will Power, the favorite and pacesetter, and third-place Fulsome, as well as Eric Reed, trainer of Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike, who made a move to get into contention but gave way to finish last of six. This video is available for any media use as part of the Kentucky HBPA's initiative to provide supplemental racing content to news outlets.
Bubble Rock wires G2 Mrs. Revere field
We catch up with trainer Brad Cox after Shortleaf Stable's Bubble Rock goes wire to wire under Joel Rosario to capture the $300,000, Grade 2 Mrs. Revere over 34-1 shot Joyful Applause. We also speak with Helen Pitts-Blasi, Joyful Applause's happy trainer. Cox also talks about Instant Coffee, favorite in Saturday's G2 Kentucky Jockey Club and has a lot of praise for the Churchill Downs' redone turf course.
Fulsome training for G1 Clark
Watch Juddmonte Farms' Fulsome train at Churchill Downs Wednesday for Friday's Grade 1, $750,000 Clark (still can't get used to not adding 'Handicap') under T.C. Stevens, son of Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens. Here's link to interview shot Tuesday with trainer Brad Cox. Includes Fulsome after jogging a mile - you'll see he was a handful for Stevens. https://youtu.be/JjAUeJSqeiU
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