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Mighty Maxfield Much The Best In Stephen Foster

Mighty Maxfield Much The Best In Stephen Foster

LOUISVILLE, KY – Godolphin homebred Maxfield proved to be much the best with an easy-as-he-pleased dominating victory in Saturday’s $600,000 Stephen Foster Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs. The Stephen Foster is a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” event, with Maxfield receiving an automatic berth in the Classic at Del Mar this… Read More

Letruska Scorches Fleur de Lis

Letruska Scorches Fleur de Lis

LOUISVILLE, KY – St. George Stable homebred Letruska scorched her outclassed rivals with ease to win Saturday’s $300,000 Fleur de Lis Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs. The Fleur de Lis is a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” event, with Letruska receiving her second automatic berth in the Distaff at Del Mar… Read More

Set Piece Nails Somelikeithotbrown In Wise Dan

Set Piece Nails Somelikeithotbrown In Wise Dan

LOUISVILLE, KY – Juddmonte Farms homebred Set Piece nailed loose-on-the-lead Somelikeithotbrown in the shadow of the wire to win Saturday’s $300,000 Wise Dan Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs. Sent from the rail as the 8/5 favorite under Florent Geroux, Set Piece trailed the field early as Somelikeithotbrown (the 2/1 second… Read More

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Navratilova Ultra-Tough In Tepin

Navratilova Ultra-Tough In Tepin

LOUISVILLE, KY – G. Watts Humphrey Jr. homebred Navratilova stretched out impressively, putting forth an ultra-tough front-running effort to win Saturday’s $150,000 Tepin Stakes at Churchill Downs. Navratilova broke from post 5 under Brian Hernandez Jr. and went straight to the lead, but the other 10 sophomore fillies were closely-bunched… Read More

Double Thunder Runs Last To First In Bashford Manor

Double Thunder Runs Last To First In Bashford Manor

LOUISVILLE, KY – Though he trailed mightily at the onset, Phoenix Thoroughbreds’ Double Thunder charged last to first to win Saturday’s $150,000 Bashford Manor Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs on trainer Todd Pletcher’s birthday. Breaking slowly from post 8 under John Velazquez at 4/1 odds, Double Thunder sat well off… Read More

Behave Virginia Surges Between Rivals To Win Debutante

Behave Virginia Surges Between Rivals To Win Debutante

LOUISVILLE, KY – While perhaps sporting the #7 saddle cloth as a sign, Lucky Seven Stable’s Behave Virginia surged between rivals in mid-stretch to win Saturday’s $150,000 Debutante Stakes at Churchill Downs. Behave Virginia broke from post 7 under Brian Hernandez Jr. at 4/1 odds and settled into a mid-pack… Read More

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Next Wires War Chant

Next Wires War Chant

LOUISVILLE, KY – Silverton Hill homebred Next went to the lead early and never looked back, taking the field gate to wire in Saturday’s $150,000 War Chant Stakes at Churchill Downs. Next broke from the far outside post under John Velazquez at 2/1 odds in the field of four 3-year-old… Read More

Racing Dudes 2021 Stephen Foster Wagering Guide and Picks

Racing Dudes 2021 Stephen Foster Wagering Guide and Picks

This Inside Track to the Stephen Foster wagering guide gives you an inside look at the seven stakes running at Churchill Downs on June 26, 2021, including the $600,000 Stephen Foster Stakes (G2) featuring Maxfield and the $300,000 Fleur de Lis (G2). The Stephen Foster is a Breeders’ Cup “Win… Read More

BLINKERS OFF 505: Stephen Foster Preview and Rapid-Fire

BLINKERS OFF 505: Stephen Foster Preview and Rapid-Fire

The Racing Dudes preview the $600,000 Stephen Foster Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs, then give rapid-fire selections for the remaining stakes action this weekend at Belmont Park, Churchill Downs, and Thistledown. Featuring your resident Racing Dudes, Blinkers Off delivers weekly insights into the world of horse racing including race selections… Read More

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