With his superstar Rachel Alexandra waiting to make her next start, another 3-year-old filly punctuated a big night for trainer Steve Asmussen when Four Gifts took the $250,000 Charles Town Oaks by a half-length over Royal Card. Four Gifts' win provided Asmussen and jockey Robby Albarado their third stakes win on Charles Town Races & Slots inaugural Race for the Ribbon night Aug. 15.
- Bay Filly
- Born 2007
- KY -Bred
|Trainer||Steven M. Asmussen|
|Jockey||Shane J. Sellers|
|Owner||Heiligbrodt Racing Stable|
|Breeder||Heiligbrodt Racing Stable|
|Kinsolving View Five-Cross Pedigree||Posse||Silver Deputy|
|No End in Sight||Straight Man|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Racing or broodmare prospect||Billy Hays||Bluewater Sales, agent for Heiligbrodt Racing Stable Dispersal||$35,000|
D. Wayne Lukas added to his record-setting number of Debutante (gr. III) wins, snatching his seventh when Westrock Stables' Decelerator outdueled Wild Forest Cat by a neck June 27 in the $111,300 event at Churchill Downs.
Trainer D. Wayne Lukas, who has saddled the Debutante (gr. III) winner a record six times, will have two chances at bringing home a seventh June 27 when he sends out Westrock Stables' Decelerator and Tidal Pool in the $100,000 event at Churchill Downs.
Six debut winners at Keeneland, a record-setting filly from Maryland and a West Coast invader highlight a field of nine 2-year-olds entered for the $100,000 Kentucky Juvenile Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs April 30.
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