Fleur de Lis Handicap

Elate Finds Her Way Back To The Winner’s Circle In Fleur De Lis

Adele Dilschneider and Claiborne Farm’s homebred Elate hadn’t won since last July, but the 5-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro found her way back to the winner’s circle with a big effort in Saturday’s Grade 2 Fleur de Lis Handicap at Churchill Downs. Ridden by Jose Ortiz for trainer Bill Mott, Elate was stuck down inside […]

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Fresh Off La Troienne, She’s A Julie Takes Aim At Fleur De Lis But Will Have To Face Elate

Grade 1 La Troienne winner She’s a Julie will clash with Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider’s two-time G1-winning mare Elate in Saturday’s 44th running of the $250,000 Fleur de Lis Presented by Budweiser (GI) at Churchill Downs. For the fifth year in a row, the 1 1/8-mile Fleur de Lis is a Breeders’ Cup Challenge […]

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Walsh Confident Honorable Duty In ‘Top Form’ Heading Into Stephen Foster

Honorable Duty joined a list of 55 horses that eventual Horse of the Year Gun Runner defeated in 2017 after finishing second in the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap presented by GE Appliances (GI) but trainer Brendan Walsh hopes the 6-year-old can redeem himself in Saturday’s 37th running of the 1 1/8-mile race at Churchill Downs. […]

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Farrell Leads Group Of Nine For Grade 2 Fleur De Lis

Coffeepot Stables multiple graded stakes winner Farrell leads a field of nine fillies and mares as the 119-pound high weight for Saturday’s 43rd running of the Grade 2 Fleur de Lis Handicap presented by Budweiser at Churchill Downs. For the fourth year in a row, the 1 1/8-mile Fleur de Lis is a Breeders’ Cup […]

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The Weekend Lineup: Gun Runner Back In Action

Saturday night’s racing action features the return of Dubai World Cup runner-up Gun Runner in the G1 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs, along with a line-up of four other graded stakes on the card. McCraken returns to action in the G3 Matt Winn and Forever Unbridled does the same in the G2 Fleur de […]

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Forever Unbridled Apunta A La Breeders’ Cup Distaff En El Fleur De Lis Handicap

Con algunos factores en contra, Forever Unbridled buscará el triunfo en su debut de 2017. La pupila de Dallas Stewart corrió por última vez en la Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) el pasado 4 de Noviembre, llegando tercera a cuerpo y medio del legendario final de foto entre las campeonas Beholder y Songbird. Este sábado 17 […]

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Forever Unbridled Returns To Face Eight Challengers In G2 Fleur De Lis Handicap

Charles E. Fipke’s 5-year-old homebred mare Forever Unbridled, who finished third behind champions Beholder and Songbird in last November’s Breeders’ Cup Distaff (Grade I) at Santa Anita, will make her first start of the year as the 4-5 morning line favorite for Saturday’s 42nd running of the $200,000 Fleur de Lis Handicap Presented by el […]

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Gun Runner ‘Awesome’ In Monday Breeze For Stephen Foster

Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm’s Gun Runner, last fall’s Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I) winner and runner-up to Arrogate in March’s Dubai World Cup (GI), breezed five furlongs in :59.80 Monday morning at Churchill Downs in preparation for a probable start in the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (GI) on Saturday, June […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Paying Dividends

Churchill Downs hosted a big day of racing last Saturday, carding five graded stakes races highlighted by the G1 Stephen Foster Handicap. Two of the graded stakes races were won by offspring of Candy Ride, who continues to have a tremendous year. As a result of those victories, the stallion moves into first on this week’s […]

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