La Troienne

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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Blue Prize Headlines La Troienne; McKinzie Faces Down Seeking The Soul In Alysheba

Merriebelle Stable’s Blue Prize, winner of the Spinster (GI) at Keeneland last fall before closing her 2018 campaign with a fourth-place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (GI) here, headlines a field of 10 fillies and entered for the 34th running of the $500,000 La Troienne (GI) Presented by Inside Access from Chase going 1 […]

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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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Grade 1 Winners Pretty City Dancer, La Coronel To Be Offered At Fasig-Tipton November

Pretty City Dancer, a Gr. 1 Spinaway winner by Tapit and half-sister to Gr. 1 Gazelle winner Lear’s Princess, will be offered at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale with Taylor Made agent. Pretty City Dancer is in foal to perennial leading sire Medaglia d’Oro. This offering represents the total package for breeders; looks, pedigree and performance. […]

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Salty Up The Rail For La Troienne Victory; Abel Tasman Fourth

Tracking the pacesetter Farrell up to the far turn in Friday’s Grade 1 La Troienne, Gary Barber, Chester Prince and Baccari Racing Stable’s Salty appeared to drop out of the contest. Jockey Tyler Gaffalione continued to save all the ground at the rail, however, and the 4-year-old daughter of Quality Road re-rallied in the stretch […]

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Always Dreaming, Abel Tasman Highlight Alysheba, La Troienne On Oaks Undercard

In what is believed to be a Churchill Downs first, the winners from the previous year’s Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks will be returning to run under the Twin Spires a year later on Derby Weekend. Brooklyn Boyz Stables, Teresa Viola Racing Stables, Siena Farm, West Point Thoroughbreds, MeB Racing Stable and St. Elias Stables’ […]

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Total Purses $8.84 Million For Churchill Spring Meet

The 144th renewals of the $2 million-guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I) and the $1 million-guaranteed Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI) headline a strong roster of 32 stakes races with total purses of $8.84 million scheduled for Churchill Downs Racetrack’s April 28-June 30 Spring Meet. The schedule is headlined by a spectacular Kentucky Derby Day on Saturday, May 5 that features seven […]

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Grade 1 Winner Big World Headed To Fasig-Tipton November

Grade 1 La Troienne winner Big World is scheduled to be consigned to the Fasig-Tipton sale in Lexington on Nov. 6, reports bloodhorse.com. Owner Maggi Moss plans to consign the 4-year-old daughter of Custom for Carlos with Bluewater Sales. “Big World has taken me on a great journey and her victory in the La Troienne was […]

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Weekend Lineup: Raindrops On Roses

It’s finally here, the two-day racing extravaganza located in Louisville, Kentucky. Friday is highlighted by the Kentucky Oaks, while Saturday’s card is led by the Kentucky Derby, showcasing the top 3-year-olds of each sex currently in training. Here are previews for the weekend’s Grade 1 races: The La Troienne brings Paid Up Subscriber to Churchill […]

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Finest City Headlines Friday’s La Troienne; American Freedom Returns In Alysheba

Seltzer Thoroughbreds’ Finest City, winner of last fall’s Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (Grade I) headlines a field of nine entered Tuesday for the 32nd running of the $300,000 La Troienne (Grade I) Presented by Spirit Funds for fillies and mares going 1 1/16 miles on the main track at Churchill Downs. The La […]

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