Churchill Downs Day 5: Friday, September 22, 2017

Churchill Downs Selections by John M. Gaver III: Friday, September 22, 2017 Churchill Downs kicks off the weekend on Friday, September 22 with a 10-race program highlighted by the featured ninth on the card, a $53,000 entry-level allowance/$75,000 optional claiming affair for two-year-olds going six panels on the main track. The program also has a … Continue reading Churchill Downs Day 5: Friday, September 22, 2017

Churchill Downs: Day 4, Thursday, September 21, 2017

Churchill Downs Selections by John Gaver III: Thursday, September 21, 2017 The first "Twilight Thursday" program of the September Meet at Churchill Downs kicks off on Thursday, September 21 with an eight-race program on tap highlighted by the featured seventh on the card, a $53,000 entry-level allowance/$75,000 optional claiming affair for two-year-old fillies going six-furlongs … Continue reading Churchill Downs: Day 4, Thursday, September 21, 2017

“Riders Up!” Episode 14–Nick Cosato

"Riders Up!" Episode 14 (9-17-2017)--with Slam Dunk Racing's Nick Cosato Nick Cosato, managing partner of the Southern California-based Thoroughbred racing syndicate Slam Dunk Racing, was the guest on this week's "Riders Up!" with Frank Lyons and John Gaver. If you missed the broadcast on Sunday, September 17, you can catch the replay HERE. Cosato took … Continue reading “Riders Up!” Episode 14–Nick Cosato

Churchill Downs Day 3: Sunday, September 17, 2017

Churchill Downs Selections by John Gaver III: Sunday, September 17, 2017 A 10-race program is on the agenda for Churchill Downs' final live racing day of the week on Sunday, September 17. The card is highlighted by the featured ninth, a $100,000 optional claiming/second-tier allowance race with a purse of $55,000 for three-year-olds going six-furlongs … Continue reading Churchill Downs Day 3: Sunday, September 17, 2017

Churchill Downs Day 2: Saturday, September 16, 2017

Churchill Downs Selections by John Gaver III: Saturday, September 16, 2017 An 11-race program choc-full of two-year-old heats is on the docket on Saturday, September 16 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., highlighted by four black type affairs--the $100,000 Locust Grove Stakes (G3), the $100,000 Open Mind Stakes (Listed), the $150,000 Iroquois Stakes (G3), and … Continue reading Churchill Downs Day 2: Saturday, September 16, 2017

Churchill Downs Day 1: Friday, September 15, 2017

Churchill Downs Selections by John Gaver III: Friday, September 15, 2017 Churchill Downs’ 11-day September meet commences on Friday, September 15 with a 10-race program on tap highlighted by a tough $62,500 optional claiming/second-tier allowance race going as the eighth on the card and a competitive entry-level allowance race going as the featured ninth. Churchill … Continue reading Churchill Downs Day 1: Friday, September 15, 2017

Kentucky Downs Day 5: Thursday, September 14, 2017

Kentucky Downs Full-Card Analysis and Selections by John Gaver III: Thursday, September 14, 2017 Kentucky Downs will close the curtain on its 2017 boutique, all-turf meet on Thursday, September 14 with a 10-race program highlighted by a pair of black-type affairs--the $250,000 Franklin-Simpson Stakes for three-year-olds going seven-furlongs, and the $350,000 Ramsey Farm Stakes, for … Continue reading Kentucky Downs Day 5: Thursday, September 14, 2017