Keyword: Churchill Downs Distaff

  • Halory Leigh, takes the Churchill Downs Distaff over Lady Tak.

    Halory Leigh Nails Lady Tak in Downs Distaff

    Favored Lady Tak dictated the pace and led well into the stretch but the standout sprinter was unable to hold off surging outsider Halory Leigh, who scored an impressive win in the $230,400 Churchill Downs Distaff Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares at Churchill Downs Sunday.

  • Yell a One-Turn Surprise

    A quick look at her pedigree suggests that Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's Yell should be able to run and thrive at racing's most demanding distances. However, it is the 3-year-old filly's success around one turn that has made her the morning-line favorite for Saturday's 18th running of the $200,000 Churchill Downs Distaff (gr. II).

  • Awesome Humor, Yell Duel in Distaff

    WinStar Farm's Awesome Humor and Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's Yell, a pair of leading 3-year-old fillies, loom as major contenders in a field of 10 entered in Saturday's $200,000-added Churchill Downs Distaff (gr. II).

  • Falls City Next Target for Tafel's Softly

    James Tafel's homebred Softly was doing fine Sunday after her upset victory in the 17th running of the Churchill Downs Distaff (gr. II) and the 4-year-old daughter of Binalong will apparently aim at the $250,000 Falls City Handicap at Churchill on Thanksgiving Day.

  • Victory Ride Tackles Tough Churchill Distaff Field

    It has been a couple of years since owner G. Watts Humphrey, Jr. and trainer George "Rusty" Arnold had the opportunity to win the $200,000 Churchill Downs Distaff (gr. II), but their brief drought in the race could end Saturday with Victory Ride.

  • Victory Ride Tackles Tough Churchill Distaff Field

    It has been a couple of years since owner G. Watts Humphrey, Jr. and trainer George "Rusty" Arnold had the opportunity to win the $200,000 Churchill Downs Distaff (gr. II), but their brief drought in the race could end Saturday with Victory Ride.

  • Nasty Storm to Skip Saturday's Distaff

    Defending winner Nasty Storm developed a cough and will not make a bid for a repeat victory in Saturday's $250,000-added Churchill Downs Distaff (gr. II).

  • Nasty Storm to Skip Saturday's Distaff

    Defending winner Nasty Storm developed a cough and will not make a bid for a repeat victory in Saturday's $250,000-added Churchill Downs Distaff (gr. II).

  • Nasty Storm Back at Churchill

    Nasty Storm, who went through the ring at Keeneland on Tuesday, is back with trainer Dallas Stewart at Churchill Downs.