Fleur de Lis Handicap

Pharoah To Parade For Fans On Stephen Foster Night At Churchill Downs

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah will make an appearance for fans at Churchill Downs after Race 5 on Saturday night, a card that includes the Grade 1 Stephen Foster Handicap and the Grade 2 Fleur de Lis Handicap. American Pharoah, who returned to Churchill Downs the day after his Belmont victory, will parade at approximately […]

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Stephen Foster Night Winners Exit Races Well

Following an exhilarating night of first-class racing Saturday under the Twin Spires, the equine stars of Stephen Foster Handicap Night at Churchill Downs were reported by their connections to be in good order. In one of the most impressive performances of the year, Randy Patterson’s Moonshine Mullin scored a 1 ¾-length victory in the $552,500 […]

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Molly Morgan Upsets Fleur de Lis

Bill Cubbedge’s Molly Morgan made a bold inside move on the final turn to grab the lead under leading jockey Corey Lanerie and rolled to a four-length upset win over Flashy American in Saturday night’s $216,200 Fleur de Lis Handicap Presented by Etihad Airways (Grade II) at Churchill Downs. The Fleur de Lis, which means […]

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Joe Johnson and On Fire Baby: A Perfect Match

On Saturday night, jockey Joe Johnson will once again climb aboard On Fire Baby as the classy 5-year-old mare enters the starting gate for the G2 Fleur de Lis Handicap at Churchill Downs. It will be the 16th time Johnson will ride On Fire Baby; he has ridden the daughter of Smoke Glacken in all […]

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Molly Pitcher Might Be Next for Funny Proposition

Although nothing is set in stone, trainer Mark Casse is tentatively targeting the G2 Molly Pitcher Stakes on July 28 for Funny Proposition’s next start. The daughter of Medaglia d’Oro, who defeated champion Royal Delta in the G2 Fleur de Lis Stakes on June 15, came out of her race in great shape. Casse told […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Under the Lights

Tip o’ the hat to John Desantis of Xpressbet for picking Palace Malice to win last week’s Belmont Stakes and putting $20 to win on the son of Curlin for the Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll competition with the Paulick Report. John not only predicted the win for Dogwood Stable’s runner but laid out the kind of […]

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Azeri Daughter Will Take on Royal Delta in Fleur de Lis

Wine Princess, a 4-year-old chestnut daughter of 2004 Horse of the Year Ghostzapper and 2002 Horse of the Year Azeri, won her 2013 debut by seven lengths on Opening Night at Churchill Downs and will make her second start of the year in Saturday’s $175,000-added Fleur de Lis Handicap Presented by Etihad Airways (GII). “We […]

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Wise Dan, Royal Delta Get Top Weights for Next Starts

Horse of the Year Wise Dan was assigned the top weight of 125 pounds by Racing Secretary Ben Huffman for the Stephen Foster Handicap Presented by Abu Dhabi (GI) and champion Royal Delta also was assigned 125 pounds for her defense of her title in the Fleur de Lis Handicap Presented by Etihad Airways (GII) […]

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Royal Delta to Defend Fleur de Lis Title

Royal Delta’s connections confirmed on Friday that she will make her next start in a defense of her Grade 2 Fleur de Lis Handicap title on June 15 at Churchill Downs. Last year, she took the same route to the race—from an off-the-board finish in the Dubai World Cup to the 1 1/8-mile contest for […]

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Royal Delta in smashing return

Royal Delta, the champion 3-year-old of 2011 who was purchased by Benjamin Leon’s Besilu Stables for $8.5 million at Keeneland last November, made her first start since a troubled ninth-place finish against males in the Dubai World Cup, galloping to the easiest kind of victory in the Grade 2 Fleur De Lis Handicap at Churchill […]

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