Iroquois Stakes

Street Sense’s Motor City returns to dirt in Iroquois

At the 2006 Breeders’ Cup, Street Sense began his rocket rise to stardom with a 10-length victory in the Juvenile that he parlayed into a Churchill Downs double with a triumph in the Kentucky Derby the following spring.          Trainer Ian Wilkes had a front-row seat to the colt’s activities on a daily basis […]

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Juvenile stakes fields set for Churchill’s Sunday opener

Barry King’s Flashy Lassie, winner of the Grade III Debutante Stakes here in June, will return to the main track Sunday when she faces 11 rivals in the 43rd running of the Grade II, $150,000-added Pocahontas for 2-year-old fillies at a mile on the main track.   The Pocahontas and the $100,000-added Iroquois (GIII), for […]

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Churchill Opening Day: Astrology Takes Grade 3 Iroquois

By Scott Jagow On a day devoted to two-year-olds at Churchill Downs, Astrology showed he could be a bright star of the future, winning the Grade 3, $100,000 Iroquois Stakes. Under Garrett Gomez, Astrology stalked the pace, took the lead before the quarter pole and widened his lead, winning by almost four lengths […]

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Weekend Stakes: Where to Watch brought to you by West Point Thoroughbreds

While there won’t be any Grade 1 races in North America this weekend, there will nevertheless be plenty of interesting contests that will play out across the country. On Saturday, Keeneland closes out its Fall Meet with the G2 Fayette, nine furlongs for older horses on Polytrack. Stately Victor, who caught everybody by surprise last […]

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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by KBC Horse Supplies

Even with no Grade 1 races offered this weekend, there are still a number of competitive graded stakes to be run in Kentucky and New York. Keeneland closes its meet on Saturday with the running of the G3 Fayette, for three-year-olds and up going 1 1/8 miles over the Polytrack surface. Vying for […]

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