John Oxley's Noble Bird claimed his first graded stakes in style June 13, outlasting favored Lea in the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs to punch his ticket to the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).
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Grade I winner Lea will return to the races and a U.S. campaign when the son of First Samurai starts in the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) Saturday, June 13 at Churchill Downs.
It's back to the main track for Gallant Stables' Majestic Harbor, who will bid to return to the winner's circle June 13 in the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.
Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) winner Strong Mandate returns to action for the first time since the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) in the $300,000 Southwest Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 17 at Oaklawn Park.
Trainers Steve Asmussen and Chris Hartman slipped in a pair of final workouts for their Southwest Stakes (gr. III) hopefuls between the first and second races on the program at Oaklawn Park Feb. 13.
|Trainer||Chris A. Hartman|
|Owner||Driver, James and Ywachetta|
|Breeder||Bob Feld & Mark Toothaker|
|Paganol View Five-Cross Pedigree||Tiz Wonderful||Tiznow|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Brad Grady & Bobby Dodd||Mulholland Springs, agent||$40,000|
|Two-year-old||Gary Simms, agent for James Driver||Bobby Dodd, agent||$250,000|
|Hard Not to Like|