Signalman makes breakthrough win at Churchill Downs

Signalman put the Kenny McPeek barn back on top at Churchill Downs Saturday in the Grade 2, US$200,000 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes. The victory followed a nose defeat from favoured Restless Rider in the Golden Rod (G2) for fillies two races earlier. It also awarded Signalman with 10 additional points toward a spot in the 2019 […]

Exercise rider Odanis Acuna dies in training accident

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs says exercise rider Odanis "Cuba" Acuna died in a training accident when his horse broke down with catastrophic injuries. The 42-year-old rider for trainer Kenny McPeek was breezing unraced 2-year-old New York Harbor when the horse fell about a sixteenth of a mile before the finish line at around […]