Pocahontas Stakes

Lazy Daisy Anything But In Pocahontas

Erik Johnson, Scott Kaplan and Tom Mansor’s Lazy Daisy (7-1) proved best by 1 1/4 lengths in Saturday’s Grade 2 Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill Downs, after trading blows on the front end throughout the 1 1/16-mile contest with 43-1 longshot His Glory. The 2-year-old Paynter filly, ridden by Abel Cedillo for trainer Doug O’Neill, stopped […]

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Serengeti Empress Could Provide Lanerie With ‘Tribute’ To Late Wife In Juvenile Fillies

Trainer Tom Amoss and jockey Corey Lanerie will be trying to win their first Breeders’ Cup race on Friday when they team up with Serengeti Empress (Alternation) in the Juvenile Fillies. The 13 1/2-length winner of the Ellis Park Debutante and 19 1/2-length winner of Churchill Downs’ Pocahontas Stakes will likely be one of the […]

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Serengeti Empress Cruises To Pocahontas Score

Joel Politi’s Serengeti Empress made it look easy in Saturday’s Grade 2 Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill Downs, taking the lead at the start and widening it around the course to cross the wire a winner by 19 1/2 lengths. The juvenile daughter of Alternation, ridden by Corey Lanerie for trainer Tom Amoss, covered 1 1/16 […]

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Priorities Keeping Trainer Gelner From Saddling Filly For Churchill Downs Stakes

Trainer Scott Gelner is a busy man. He is currently running horses at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs and on Saturday sends Norman Stables’ Taylor’s Spirit to Churchill Downs to run in the Grade 2, $200,000 Pocahontas. Shaun Bridgmohan will pilot the Kentucky-bred daughter of Algorithms, who is undefeated in three starts for Gelner. She stretched out […]

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Texas-Bred Patrona Margarita Blows Away Pocahontas Field

Craig Upham’s homebred Patrona Margarita shocked bettors at 23-1 with a four-length victory in Saturday’s Grade 2 Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill Downs. The juvenile daughter of Special Rate, ridden by Brian Hernandez for his second graded stakes win on the card, covered 1 1/16 miles over the fast main track in 1:46.35. Trained by Bret […]

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Daddys Lil Darling Headlines Darley Alcibiades Field

Normandy Farm’s Daddys Lil Darling, winner of the Pocahontas (G2) in her most recent start at Churchill Downs, headlines a field of 14 2-year-old fillies entered Tuesday for Friday’s 65th running of the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades (G1). The Darley Alcibiades is the centerpiece of the 10-race opening-day card of Keeneland’s 17-day Fall Meet that runs […]

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Daddys Lil Darling Gives McPeek Second Consecutive Pocahontas Victory

Normandy Farm’s homebred Daddys Lil Darling was the half-length victor of Saturday’s G2 Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill Downs, a “Win and You’re In” for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies this fall at Santa Anita. Trainer Kenny McPeek won this race last year with Dothraki Queen, and teamed up with Corey Lanerie once again to take […]

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Weekend Lineup: Tepin Chases Woodbine Mile Glory

Fans have long-awaited the return of the “Queen of the Turf,” and the time is just about here as Tepin will contest the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile this Saturday. Up first on a strong Saturday card at Woodbine is the G3 Ontario Derby, for 3-year-olds over nine furlongs on the Tapeta. Headlining the field is […]

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TCI: Arrogate Tops California Chrome Early On Breeders’ Cup Classic Short List

The TCI guys are back for another season leading up to the Breeders’ Cup, and the weekly series has undergone a facelift for a fresh, new look. Jon and Joel jump right in by debuting a Top 5 for the featured Classic division, and they preview some of the key Breeders’ Cup Challenge races set […]

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