Stakes schedules with combined purses of more than $3.2 million were announced July 27 by Churchill Downs for the Kentucky track's upcoming 2016 meets.
Back at arguably her best distance, Taris shined brightest in the $300,000 Humana Distaff (gr. I) May 7 at Churchill Downs.
Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith, and Susan Magnier's multiple graded-stakes winner Taris will cut back in distance after a strong effort in a 1 1/8-mile grade I stakes in California when she starts in the $300,000 Humana Distaff (gr. I) May 7.
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Stoneway Farm's Stonetastic took charge soon after the start and never relinquished her lead en route to a commanding victory in the $200,000 Inside Information Stakes (gr. II) March 19 at Gulfstream Park.
The Fasig-Tipton winter mixed sale concluded Feb. 9 with across-the-board declines as buyers continued to be selective and competitive on the upper echelon horses and little demand for lesser quality offerings.
Graded stakes winner Flashy American and stakes-winning Funfair sold in quick succession for $395,000 and $350,000, respectively, Feb. 9 during the second day of the Fasig-Tipton winter mixed sale
Goldy Espony dictated the pace throughout the 1 1/2-mile La Prevoyante Stakes (gr. IIIT) and rolled to a clear win Dec. 26 at Gulfstream Park.
Best Behavior would not be denied Dec. 26, holding off a challenge from 1-5 favorite Stonetastic in the stretch to register a clear victory in the $100,000 Sugar Swirl Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park.
While she will start from the outside post in a field of 12, Goldy Espony will try for a fifth win in six starts when she goes in the $100,000 La Prevoyante Handicap (gr. III) Saturday.
Jacks or Better Farm's Dogwood Trail is geared up for the $100,000 Sugar Swirl Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park Dec. 26, where she will seek to run her record to 2-for-2 in graded stakes competition.
The second- and third-place finishers from the Flower Bowl Stakes (gr. IT) Oct. 3 on the Belmont Park turf are scheduled to meet again in the Long Island Handicap (gr. IIIT).
Grade I winner Molly Morgan sold for $1.35 million to Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November sale Nov. 1 in Lexington
A two-time group winner in England and Ireland, Curvy made the most of her second North American start, taking the $500,000 E.P. Taylor Stakes Presented by HPIBet (Can-IT) Oct. 18 at Woodbine.
Half of the 12 horses entered in the E. P. Taylor Stakes (Can-IT) will be making their first or second start in North America.
Trainer Chad Brown could have as many as four of the 10 possible runners in the Flower Bowl, but expected rain in the New York area will make this a challenging race to forecast.
Magdalena Racing's Dothraki Queen splits 2-year-old fillies in mid-stretch and draws clear to win the $200,000 Pocahontas Stakes (gr. II) Sept. 12 at Churchill Downs. Just Wicked, the 1-2 favorite, tires and finishes fourth.
Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) victress Just Wicked heads a field of eight for the $200,000 Pocahontas (gr. II) Sept. 12 at Churchill Downs, an event that officially launches the 2015-16 Road to the Kentucky Oaks.
A sampling of horses to watch at Monday night's opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling auction.
Preston Stables' Flashy American, who last raced in the grade I Delaware Handicap, and the lightly raced but ultra-consistent Willow Hills are among those entered for the $100,000 Groupie Doll Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 8.
Sheer Drama turned the tables on Frivolous to win the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (gr. I) July 18 at Delaware Park and earn the first grade I victory of her career.
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Harold Queen's Sheer Drama will attempt to avenge her loss to Frivolous in the June 13 Fleur de Lis Handicap (gr. II) when those two and five other fillies and mares face off in the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (gr. I) July 18.
Trainers Graham Motion and Jonathan Sheppard each have entered two mares in what appears to be a contentious renewal of the $200,000 Robert G. Dick Memorial Stakes (gr. IIIT) July 11 at Delaware Park.
Racing Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas will be honored by Churchill Downs with the naming of a stakes race in his honor at its September meet that will feature eight stakes events with total purses of $1.025 million.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Amie's Dini||Wayne M. Catalano||
|Awesome Flower||Michael J. Maker||
|Bahia Beach||Darrin Miller||
|Elena Strikes||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Flashy American||Kenneth G. McPeek||
|Harlan's Special||Gary G. Hartlage||
|Ice Cream Silence||George R. Arnold, II||
|Magic Hour||Ian R. Wilkes||
|Molly Morgan||Dale L. Romans||
|Nevada Deputy||Steven M. Asmussen||
|Redheaded Witch||Bart A. Barnes||
|Rosalind||Chad C. Brown||
|Stonetastic||Kelly J. Breen||
|Twice the Lady||Steven M. Asmussen||
|Wine Princess||Steve Margolis||
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