Keyword: Locust Grove Handicap

  • Mauralakana Resolute Winner of Locust Grove Finale

    Mauralakana collared even-money favorite Quite a Bride a furlong from home and drew clear in the final stages to win the $162,900 Locust Grove Handicap (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares, bringing down the curtain on the 2007 Churchill Downs spring meet Sunday.

  • Record Holder Quite a Bride Heads Locust Grove Field

    Trainer Bill Mott, the all-time leader in victories and stakes wins at Churchill Downs, hopes to wrap up the Louisville track's spring meet on Sunday by adding a victory in each column when he saddles favored Quite a Bride in a field of six older fillies and mares in Sunday's $150,000-added Locust Grove Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the turf.

  • Rich in Spirit Leaves Little Doubt in Locust Grove

    Heavily favored Rich in Spirit, ridden by Mark Guidry, wore down the pace-setting Cape Hope in the stretch and drew away to a 1 ½-length victory in Saturday's $165,450 Locust Grove Handicap (gr. III) for fillies and mares on the turf at Churchill Downs.

  • Rich in Spirit On Favored Turf in Locust Grove

    Glen Hill Farm's homebred Rich in Spirit, runner-up in the recent Early Times Mint Julep (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs and a winner of nearly $400,000 on the turf, takes on seven rivals in $150,000-added Locust Grove Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the Churchill turf Saturday.

  • Shaconage Charges to Locust Grove Victory

    Shaconage, fourth entering the stretch, got rolling late with jockey Brice Blanc to take over in the final sixteenth of a mile in the $165,750 Locust Grove Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the Churchill Downs turf Saturday.

  • Golf Star Player Meets Turf Star Ipi Tombe

    South African golf legend Gary Player, fresh off Sunday's final round play of the U.S. Senior Open at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio, stopped at Churchill Downs on Monday to visit another of his country's notable exports: Ipi Tombe, winner of Saturday's Locust Grove Handicap (gr. III) in her U.S. racing debut.

  • Ipi Tombe, left, holds off Kiss The Devil at the wire to capture the Locust Grove Handicap at Churchill Downs Saturday.

    Ipi Tombe Shows Style in U.S. Debut

    Overcoming a slow break, Ipi Tombe showed her South African championship form in her American debut to register a no-sweat half-length victory in Saturday's $164,400 Locust Grove Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs. It was her eighth consecutive triumph.

  • All Eyes On Ipi Tombe in Locust Grove

    The international reputation of Ipi Tombe has helped limit the opposition to only five rivals as the South African champion makes her American racing debut Saturday in the $150,000-added Locust Grove Handicap (gr. III) at Churchill Downs.

  • Ipi Tombe to Make American Debut in Locust Grove

    South African champion and international star Ipi Tombe is scheduled to make her American racing debut on Saturday in the $150,000-added Locust Grove Handicap (gr. III) at Churchill Downs.

  • Churchill Changes Dates for Two Spring Stakes

    Churchill Downs is changing the dates of two races on its spring-summer stakes schedule in an effort to coordinate its program with that of Calder Race Course, another track owned by Churchill Downs Inc.

  • Voodoo Dancer Breaks Stakes Record in Locust Grove

    Green Hills Farm's Voodoo Dancer took the lead inside the final sixteenth of a mile to win over Blue Moon by 1 1/4 lengths in Saturday's $168,900 Locust Grove Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the firm turf course at Churchill Downs. With jockey Jose Santos aboard, the 4-year-old daughter of Kingmambo covered the 1 1/8 miles in a stakes record 1:46.91 to erase the mark of 1:47.27 set by Behaving Dancer in 1992.