Fleur de Lis

Weekend Lineup: Stephen Foster, Maximum Security

A loaded “Downs After Dark” card is on tap at Churchill Downs this Saturday featuring total purses on the evening at more than $1.8 million. Sunday’s Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth is not graded but figures to be among the most watched races this weekend as Grade 1 winner Maximum Security, who crossed the wire first […]

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Blue Prize Adds To Churchill Tally In Fleur De Lis

Merriebelle Stable’s Blue Prize has shown an affinity for the Churchill Downs oval throughout her North American career, finishing second in an allowance in her first U.S. start and winning the Falls City Handicap last November. On Saturday, the 5-year-old daughter of Pure Prize added to that resume with a 1 1/2-length triumph in the […]

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Weekend Lineup: Stephen Foster Night

This weekend’s graded stakes action is highlighted by the Grade 1 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs on Saturday evening. The night’s card will also feature a parade by recent Triple Crown winner Justify, as well as the presentation of the Kentucky Derby trophies to his connections. Leading the field for the Stephen Foster is […]

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Forever Unbridled Confidently Ridden For Fleur De Lis Victory

Charles Fipke’s homebred Forever Unbridled has earned another expenses-paid trip to the Breeders’ Cup Distaff, courtesy of her comeback win in Saturday evening’s G3 Fleur de Lis Handicap at Churchill Downs. The 5-year-old daughter of Unbridled’s Song, unraced since finish a distant third to Beholder and Songbird in the 2016 Distaff, returned with an easy […]

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Stephen Foster, Pacific Classic Added To NBC Breeders’ Cup Challenge Broadcasts

The Breeders’ Cup and NBC Sports Group today announced the 2017 “Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In, presented by Lane’s End Farm and America’s Best Racing” television schedule of 11 live programs featuring 17 qualifying races and other major stakes on the road to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. This year’s Breeders’ Cup […]

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Fields Taking Shape For Stephen Foster, Fleur De Lis Handicaps

It’s back to the main track for Gallant Stables’ Majestic Harbor who looks to return to the winner’s circle in next Saturday’s $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (GI). Last time out, the 7-year-old veteran ran a well-beaten ninth in the Louisville Handicap (GIII) on May 23, his third start on turf. “I don’t think he’ll ever […]

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On Fire Baby, Fiftyshadesofhay Clash in Fleur De Lis Handicap

Anita Cauley’s homebred On Fire Baby, a local favorite who won the Grade I La Troienne at Churchill Downs on Kentucky Oaks Day, will seek her fourth career stakes victory at her home track when she faces a strong group of five rivals in the 39th running of the $200,000-added Fleur De Lis Handicap (Grade […]

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Will Take Charge, On Fire Baby Assigned High Weight in Churchill Stakes

Reigning 3-year-old champion Will Take Charge looms as the starting high weight in Saturday’s 33rd running of the $500,000-added Stephen Foster Handicap presented by Abu Dhabi (Grade I) after being assigned a 123-pound impost for the race by Churchill Downs Racing Secretary Ben Huffman. Willis D. Horton and Three Chimneys Farm LLC’s 4-year-old son 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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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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