String King, the Louisiana-bred gelding who has earned $890,552 for owner-breeder-trainer Charles Craig Smith, will be seeking his third straight win in the Louisiana Cup Turf Classic at Louisiana Downs Aug. 8.
Daddy's Kid could be the class play as he takes on eight opponents in the $200,00 John B. Connally Turf Cup (gr. IIIT) at Sam Houston Race Park the night of Jan. 24. Also on the bill is the $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic.
Sunbean lived up to his billing as the star of the 10th annual Louisiana Legends Night May 24, romping to a five-length victory as the 1-20 favorite in the $100,000 Classic at Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel.
Prominent jockey Rosie Napravnik injured both ankles when thrown from her mount, Benwill, behind the gate prior to the sixth race at Fair Grounds.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Benwill||Jose R. Mendez||
|Hopeful Notion||Edward J. Johnston||
|No Rules Now||Stanley W. Roberts||
|Request a Puck||Jonas Gibson||
|Rodeo Champion||Brian S. House||
|Skipberry Wine||Samuel Breaux||
|Sweet Baby Gaines||Kelly Maureen Myers||
|Valse||Brett A. Brinkman||
Upcoming Stakes Entries
|Matriarch S. (gr. IT)||DMR|
|Bear Fan S.||GG|
|Valedictory S. (gr. III)||WO|
|Magic City Classic S.||FG|
|Louisiana Champions Day Starter S.||FG|