Thursday, May 3, 2012

"Other" Horses at Churchill This Week

It may be hard to believe, but the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks hopefuls aren't the only nice horses at Churchill Downs this week!

Here are a few others:

Stable pony extraordinaire: 11-year-old Lava Man, winner of 7 Grade 1 races and over $2.6-million.

Contested, winner of the Grade 3 Eight Belles S. on May 4th.

Grade 2 winner Tapitsfly puts in her final work, on May 1st, ahead of the May 5th Churchill Distaff Turf Mile S.-G2.


Two of trainer Tom Proctor's horses put in a breeze on May 1st: winner Earnings Release on the inside and maiden Surrender on the outside.

Brilliant Speed, the winner of last year's Blue Grass S.-G1, arrives at Churchill for a tilt at the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic-G1 on the Derby undercard.

On May 1st, Finnegans Wake breezes ahead of the May 5th American Turf S.-G2. The 3-year-old was third in this year's Gotham S.-G3.

Finnegans Wake, with Shackleford being walked in the barn behind him.

Unknown Steve Asmussen trainee on May 1st.

Reigning Preakness winner Shackleford breezes on April 28th, preparing for a start in the May 5th Churchill Downs S.-G2. Tammy Fox up.

Trainer Todd Pletcher leads last season's Demoiselle S.-G2 winner Disposablepleasure off the van. She will start in the Edgewood S. on May 4th.

Grade 1 winner Sassy Image gets a bath on May 1st, a few days out from her season debut, in the Grade 1 Humana Distaff S. on May 5th.

Unknown horse on the track on May 1st.

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