locust grove stakes

Go Google Yourself Gets Her First Graded Win In Locust Grove

Samantha Siegel’s homebred Go Google Yourself earned her first graded stakes win in Saturday’s G3 Locust Grove at Churchill Downs, hanging on by a neck over Moonlit Garden. The 4-year-old daughter of Into Mischief, ridden by Brian Hernandez for trainer Paul McGee, covered 1 1/16 miles over the fast main track in 1:44.13. Entering the […]

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Mylady Curlin Goes For Fourth Straight Stakes Score In G3 Locust Grove

Sather Family’s seven-time winning filly Mylady Curlin will attempt to collect her fourth straight stakes victory as she takes on eight fillies and mares in Saturday’s 36th running of the Grade 3 Locust Grove at Churchill Downs. The 1 1/16-mile Locust Grove, which had its purse doubled for 2019, is carded as Race 8 on […]

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Blue Prize Digs Deep For Locust Grove Triumph

Merriebelle Stable’s Blue Prize was favored at 4-5 in Saturday’s Grade 3 Locust Grove Stakes and managed to deliver on those odds, despite a three-month layoff and a strong late challenge from Champagne Problems. Ridden by Julien Leparoux for Ignacio Correas, Blue Prize led for most of the  1 1/16-mile contest at Churchill Downs, keeping […]

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Hernandez Voted Jockey Of The Week After Overcoming Spill To Win Pocahontas

A sobering fall at Churchill Downs was followed with a Grade 2 victory aboard a 23-1 longshot as Brian Hernandez, Jr. experienced the highs and lows of racing and was voted Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for the week ending September 17, 2017. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for […]

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Engaginglee Scores Black Type In Locust Grove

Paul Leitchfield and Jack Stewart’s homebred Engaginglee earned her first stakes victory in Saturday’s G3 Locust Grove at Churchill Downs, edging Miss Pink Diva by a head at the wire. The 5-year-old daughter of Fusaichi Pegasus, ridden by Luis Saez, covered 1 1/16 miles over the muddy main track in 1:46.24 for trainer Dale Romans. […]

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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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Ahh Chocolate Hopes For A Sweet Victory In G3 Locust Grove

Stoneway Farm’s Ahh Chocolate will bid for her second graded stakes victory of the year in Saturday’s 33rd running of Churchill Downs’ $100,000 Locust Grove (GIII), a 1 1/16-mile race for fillies and mares three years old and up. The 4-year-old daughter of Candy Ride won Pimlico’s Allaire DuPont Distaff (GIII) for trainer Neil Howard […]

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Don’t Tell Sophia Proves Best in Locust Grove

Returning from a 175-day layoff, Don’t Tell Sophia rallied from last in a field of six fillies and mares to roll past Molly Morgan en route to a 2 ¼ length victory in the 31st running of the $108,200 Locust Grove on Saturday at Churchill Downs. Don’t Tell Sophia, a 6-year-old daughter of Congaree out […]

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On Fire Baby Looks to Bounce Back Winning Form in Locust Grove

Multiple Grade I-winner On Fire Baby seeks to return to her top form Saturday at Churchill Downs against a tested field of five other fillies and mare, including graded stakes winners Molly Morgan and Don’t Tell Sophia, in the 31st running of the $100,000-added Locust Grove. The 1 1/16-mile Locust Grove, named after the 1790 […]

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Wired Bryan, Bahnah Lead Nominations for Churchill’s Iroquois & Pocahontas

Many of North America’s most promising 2-year-old colts and fillies have been nominated to compete in Churchill Downs Racetrack’s (“CDRT”) $150,000-added Pocahontas (Grade II) and $150,000-added Iroquois (GIII), two of four stakes races scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 7 during the first of two Downs After Dark night racing sessions set for the track’s first September […]

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