Humana Distaff

Marley’s Freedom Rallies To Great Lady M. Stakes Win

Heavily-favored Marley’s Freedom made it back-to-back wins in the Grade II, $200,351 Great Lady M. Stakes Saturday at Los Alamitos. The 3-5 choice in the field of six, the 5-year-old daughter of Blame and the Formal Gold mare Relaxing Green was reserved off the early pace by jockey Drayden Van Dyke, found room to rally […]

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Defending Marley’s Freedom Tops Nominees To Great Lady M. Stakes

Defending champion Marley’s Freedom, streaker Danuska’s My Girl and comebacker Anonymity are among a dozen fillies and mares nominated to the $200,000-guaranteed Great Lady M. Stakes. The Grade II, which will be contested at 6 ½ furlongs, will be run for the sixth time at Los Alamitos Saturday, July 6. Owned by Cicero Farms LLC […]

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Mia Mischief Overwhelms Covfefe In Roxelana Overnight Stakes

Mia Mischief, winner of the $500,000 Humana Distaff (Grade I) on Kentucky Derby Day, ran shoulder-to-shoulder with swift pace-setter Covfefe and put away the 2-5 favorite inside the final 50 yards to win Saturday’s 10th running of the $120,100 Roxelana Overnight Stakes at Churchill Downs by three-quarters of a length. Late-closing Awestruck narrowly picked up […]

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‘See How She Stacks Up’: Honey Bunny Takes On Big Shooters In Roxelana Overnight Stakes

Fourteen-time winner Honey Bunny will be in search of her sixth-straight victory in Saturday’s $120,000-added Roxelana Overnight Stakes but she’ll have to tackle Humana Distaff (Grade I) winner Mia Mischief as well as Miss Preakness (GIII) hero Covfefe. “This is going to be a really good test for us on Saturday,” trainer John Ortiz said. […]

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Grade 1 Trio Nets Santana Jockey Of The Week Title

Ricardo Santana, Jr. stood out to voters with his performances on Kentucky Derby week, and he was selected as Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for April 29 – May 5, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization […]

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Mia Mischief Faces Down Amy’s Challenge To Upset G1 Humana Distaff

Mia Mischief showed both patience and grit on the Kentucky Derby undercard, taking a stalking trip and outlasting rivals to win the Grade 1 Humana Distaff — her first Grade 1 victory. Under rider Ricardo Santana Jr., the Into Mischief filly hustled from the gate early and tucked behind early leader Amy’s Challenge and withstood […]

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Millionaires Limousine Liberal, Marley’s Freedom Top Churchill Stakes, Humana Distaff

Katherine Ball’s Limousine Liberal will shoot for his third consecutive victory in the $500,000 Churchill Downs (GI) Presented by Twinspires.com for 4-year-olds and up when he heads a field of 12 for the seven-furlong main track test on the Kentucky Derby undercard. The Churchill Downs, scheduled as the day’s eighth race, has a 2:45 post […]

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New Oaks/Derby Pick 6 Featured On Churchill Wagering Menu

A new two-day Pick 6 that features six Grade I races, including the $3 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve and $1.25 million Longines Kentucky Oaks, highlights a spectacular wagering menu for the 2019 Spring Meet at Churchill Downs. Along with the new $2 Oaks/Derby Pick 6, the wagering menu will also feature a […]

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Multiple Grade 1 Winner American Gal Headlines Friday’s Bed O’ Roses

Kaleem Shah’s multiple Grade 1 winner American Gal will be looking for her second straight graded stakes victory as part of a strong eight-horse field in the Grade 3, $250,000 Bed o’ Roses Invitational for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up on Friday at Belmont Park. The seven-furlong sprint is one of five stakes on […]

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American Gal Splashes Home On Top In Humana Distaff

Kaleem Shah’s homebred American Gal vied for the lead out of the starting gate in Saturday’s Grade 1 Humana Distaff, then took over at the head of the lane and kept on through the wire to score by about two lengths under jockey Jose Ortiz. The 4-year-old daughter of Concord Point, trained by Simon Callaghan, […]

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