July 29, 2012 - 7:50pm
by Lou
Just before dawn on the first Saturday in May, Carol Belser adorns the Churchill Downs winner’s circle with roses. She appreciates this early-morning moment as the only part of her day that is almost completely silent. During the rest of her hectic weekend there is little time for reflection.
This article appears in the March 2011 issue of LouisvilleMagazine. To subscribe, please visit loumag.com. 
July 29, 2012 - 7:50pm
Baffert and Pletcher win two of Saturday's Kentucky Derby prep races with their least likely contenders.
Fifteen minutes before Todd Pletcher's Derby favorite Uncle Mo was defeated in the Wood Memorial, Pletcher was celebrating 5-1 Joe Vann's victory in the Grade 3 $300,000 Illinois Derby at Hawthorne Race Course. The 2-1 favorite, Watch Me Go, whose claim to fame was beating Brethren in the...
July 29, 2012 - 7:50pm
Toby's Corner upsets the undefeated Uncle Mo in the Grade 1 $1,000,000 Wood Memorial.
In a shocking upset, Toby's Corner runs down Uncle Mo in the Grade 1 $1,000,000  Wood Memorial at Aqueduct Racetrack. Toby's Corner, who went off at odds of 8-1, finished a neck in front of 20-1 Arthur's Tale, who finished another length in front of the heavily favored 1-10 Uncle Mo. Uncle Mo...
July 29, 2012 - 7:50pm
The Kentucky Derby is only one month away and things are heating up with three major Derby preps scheduled for Saturday.
Saturday will be a great day for racing and a great day to watch many Kentucky Derby contenders. In the course of two hours, three major Derby preps will have run--the Illinois Derby, the Wood Memorial, and the Santa Anita Derby.
April 7, 2011 - 8:30pm
Keeneland's Spring Meet runs Friday, April 8th through Friday, April 29th.
The Keeneland Spring Meet kicks off tomorrow and will run through Friday, April 29th. A lot of world-class racing and entertainment is packed into the three-week long meet. Over 15 stakes races are scheduled, including the Grade 1 Ashland Stakes which runs this Saturday and includes many...