Churchill Downs Daily Results and Activity

Results

Sunday, June 28
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $50,000 $41,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Maiden Special Weight $79,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Claiming – $20,000 $33,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Maiden Claiming – $40,000 $32,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Maiden Claiming – $20,000 $28,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Allowance $81,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Allowance Optional Claiming – $62,500 $83,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 Allowance Optional Claiming – $80,000 $85,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 9 Maiden Special Weight $79,000 Overnight Overnight

 

CHAMPION MIDNIGHT BISOU POWERS HOME IN GRADE II FLEUR DE LIS

Midnight Bisou

Midnight Bisou, the 2019 Champion Older Dirt Female, proved her class was undeniable when she powered past speedy pacesetter and last year’s Longines Kentucky Oaks winner Serengeti Empress leaving the far turn and easily drew away in the stretch for a widening 8 ¼-length win over Motion Emotion in Saturday’s 45th running of the $200,000 Fleur de Lis presented by Coca-Cola (Grade II) at Churchill Downs.

Under the care of Hall of Fame duo trainer Steve Asmussen and jockey Mike Smith, Midnight Bisou ran 1 1/8 miles over a fast track in 1:48.99. By winning the Fleur de Lis, she secured a “Win and You’re In” berth to the $2 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff (GI) on Nov. 7 at Keeneland. But will she run in the Distaff or Breeders’ Cup Classic against open company?

Earlier this year on Feb. 29, Midnight Bisou was beaten just three-quarters of a length by Maximum Security in the inaugural $20 million Saudi Cup, which featured a field of 14 at 1 1/8 miles in the world’s richest horse race at King Abdulaziz Racecourse.

“She’s a really special mare,” said Asmussen, who won four races Saturday to take a 746-to-742 lead over Dale Romans for most wins by a trainer at Churchill Downs in the track’s storied history. “To come back, in that sort of style, is just tremendous. She has such an amazing talent and such a great relationship with Mike. She beat a wonderful-looking group of mares. We have nothing but respect towards them.”

Serengeti Empress, as expected, dictated the pace in the field of seven fillies and mares through swift fractions of :23.18, :46.15 and 1:09.74. She widened to a three-length advantage nearing the far turn but champion Midnight Bisou had her in sight throughout. The winner began to move near the 5/16-pole with a three-wide move, easily took command at the top of the lane and drew off in the stretch under a complete hand ride.

“She’s just an amazing mare,” Smith said. “I actually had took the lead a little before I wanted to. We were planning on laying a little bit closer but the way Serengeti Empress was winging it on the front end we were a little further back. She’s just incredibly special.”

Midnight Bisou, the 1-2 favorite in the wagering, paid $3, $2.60 and $2.10. Motion Emotion, with jockey Julien Leparoux aboard, paid $10.20 and $5.20. Another Broad, ridden by John Velazquez. finished third another 1 ½ lengths back of the runner-up and returned $5.

Serengeti Empress, Red Dane (ITY), Go Google Yourself and Chocolate Kisses rounded out the field.

Midnight Bisou improved her record to 21-13-5-3 boosting her career earnings of a whopping $7,371,520. She was bred in Kentucky by Woodford Thoroughbreds.

FLEUR DE LIS QUOTES

Mike Smith, jockey of MIDNIGHT BISOU (winner): “She’s just an amazing mare. I actually had took the lead a little before I wanted to. We were planning on laying a little bit closer but the way Serengeti Empress was winging it on the front end we were a little further back. She’s just incredibly special.”

Steve Asmussen, trainer of MIDNIGHT BISOU (winner): “She’s a really special mare. To come back, in that sort of style, is just tremendous. She has such an amazing talent and such a great relationship with Mike. She beat a wonderful-looking group of mares. We have nothing but respect towards them.”

Julien Leparoux, jockey of MOTION EMOTION (runner-up): “She ran a great race. The winner was much the best but I’m very proud how she ran.”

Joe Talamo, jockey of SERENGETI EMPRESS (third): “We got the lead and she was just doing her thing. She was cruising up front and then at the quarter-pole she just didn’t have that extra punch.”

2-YEAR-OLD CAZADERO IMPRESSES AGAIN IN GRADE III BASHFORD MANOR

Cazadero

Odds-on favorite Cazadero reaffirmed his dazzling 8 ¾-length debut win with another impressive performance at Churchill Downs in Saturday’s 119th running of the $100,000 Bashford Manor presented by TwinSpires.com (Grade III), beating County Final by 4 ¾ lengths while running six furlongs in 1:09.73.

Sent to post as the 2-5 favorite in a field of seven 2-year-olds, Stonestreet Stables’ homebred Cazadero tracked pacesetter County Final, who blitzed his way to the front through swift fractions of a :21.24 and :45.12. Off the turn, jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. shook the reins on Cazadero, who quickly drew even with the leader at the three-sixteenths pole and asserted himself in deep stretch for the comfortable victory.

“He is an incredibly nice horse,” Santana said. “We sat in a really good spot today and was very comfortable. He kept finding his stride throughout the stretch.”

It was the record sixth Bashord Manor win for Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen, who previously won the juvenile event with Lunarpal (2004), Kodiak Kowboy (2007), Kantharos (2010), Cinco Charlie (2014) and Sir Truebadour (2018).

“He’s been a very fast horse in his training and handled everything very well today,” Asmussen said.

Cazadero’s triumph was worth $60,760 and increased his bankroll to $106,160 with a perfect record in two starts. His debut win came May 29 at Churchill Downs in a five-furlong maiden special weight.

Cazadero is a 2-year-old son of 2007 Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense out of the Forest Wildcat mare Wild Gams. He was bred in Kentucky by his owner Barbara Banke of Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC.

“He was a later foal (born May 8, 2018) but we knew he was wickedly fast,” Banke said. “He grew up on our farm and has showed that speed in his two starts.”

Cazadero returned $2.80, $2.40 and $2.10. County Final, under James Graham at 16-1, paid $6.80 and $4.80 and finished 1 ¾ lengths in front of Herd Immunity who paid $4.60 to show under Brian Hernandez Jr. at 12-1.

Hulen, Hyperfocus, Gatsby and Crown and Coke completed the order of finish.

First run in 1902, the Bashford Manor is named for the former Louisville Thoroughbred breeding and racing farm that dominated the American racing scene in the early 1900s. George J. Long, a wealthy foundry owner, purchased Bashford Manor Farm in 1887 and developed his Thoroughbred operation that provided him two Derby wins as an owner, 1892 (Azra) and 1906 (Sir Huon), and three as a breeder, 1892 (Azra), 1899 (Manuel) and 1906 (Sir Huon). In addition, Bashford Manor also won the Kentucky Oaks in 1894 (Selika) and 1915 (Kathleen). The original Wilder family owned Bashford Manor. The Wilders were direct descendants of Lord Baltimore, whose English home was also called Bashford Manor. Long died in 1930 and the farm was eventually sold in 1973 to make way for the development of a mall complex, fittingly named Bashford Manor, that formally closed in 2003.

BASHFORD MANOR QUOTES

Ricardo Santana Jr., jockey of CAZADERO (winner): “He is an incredibly nice horse. We sat in a really good spot today and was very comfortable. He kept finding his stride throughout the stretch.”

Steve Asmussen, trainer of CAZADERO (winner): “He’s been a very fast horse in his training and handled everything very well today.”

Barbara Banke, owner of CAZADERO (winner): “He was a later foal but we knew he was wickedly fast. He grew up on our farm and has showed that speed in his two starts.”

TOM’S D’ETAT JUST MISSES TRACK RECORD IN BRILLIANT STEPHEN FOSTER EFFORT

Tom's d'Etat

Tom’s d’Etat delivered a brilliant performance in Saturday’s 39th running of the $500,000 Stephen Foster presented by Coca-Cola (Grade II) at Churchill Downs as the 7-year-old horse collected his fourth consecutive stakes win while defeating By My Standards by 4 ¼ lengths and clocking 1 1/8 miles in 1:47.30 – just .02 off Victory Gallop’s 1999 track and stakes record.

Trained by Al Stall Jr. and owned by Gayle Benson’s G M B Racing and named for her late husband Tom Benson of New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans fame, Tom’s d’Etat sat just behind Pirate’s Punch, who led the field of eight older horses through fractions of :23.89 and :48.13. Midway around the far turn with three furlongs to run, jockey Miguel Mena asked Tom’s d’Etat to poke his head in front. Under a hand ride, Tom’s d’Etat drew off in the stretch and was utterly superior as By My Standards attempted to close ground.

“I knew he was a lot of fun to ride him in the morning but didn’t realize how much fun he was in the afternoon,” said Mena, who was given an opportunity to ride Tom’s d’Etat when regular jockey Joel Rosario opted to ride champion Uni (GB) to a third-place finish in the $250,000 Just a Game (GI) at Belmont Park in New York. “I owe everything to Al for giving me the opportunity to ride such an impressive horse. He was going along so easy and I just asked him for his attention a little bit at the top of the lane and I didn’t even have to really step on the gas.”

The final time for Tom’s d’Etat, last fall’s Grade I Clark winner, was :01.69 faster than impressive 8 ¼-length Fleur de Lis (GII) winner Midnight Bisou, the 2019 Champion Older Dirt Female.

The lofty $300,700 first prize lifted the classy bay Kentucky-bred’s earnings to $1,627,272 from a record of 11-2-1 in 18 starts. Also, the victory in the Stephen Foster, a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In Classic Division” race, earned Tom’s d’Etat a guaranteed spot in the starting gate for the $7 million Longines Classic (GI), which is scheduled for Nov. 7 at Keeneland. Also, his connections will have all Breeders’ Cup pre-entry and entry fees covered and receive a travel award up to $10,000.

Tom’s d’Etat rewarded his backers with mutuels of $4.60, $2.80 and $2.60 as the 6-5 betting choice. By My Standards, with Corey Lanerie aboard, returned $3.20 and $3 as the 9-5 second choice. Silver Dust, another 2 ¾ lengths back in third under Adam Beschizza, paid $6.40 to show.

Multiplier, Owendale, Fearless, Pirate’s Punch and Alkhaatam completed the order of finish.

Tom’s d’Etat has won five of his last six starts, including four stakes wins in a row. Previously he won the $200,000 Fayette (GII) at Keeneland on Oct. 29; the $600,000 Clark presented by Norton Healthcare (GI) at Churchill Downs on Nov. 29; and $150,000 Oaklawn Mile at Oaklawn Park on April 11.

“We knew coming into this race he was a fresh horse but ran so well fresh in the past,” said Stall, who also won the Stephen Foster in 2010 with Blame, who’d go on to defeat Horse of the Year Zenyatta in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. “This will set him up to be in good shape for the rest of the year. I think he’ll benefit a lot from this race but we’ve sort of been waiting for this horse to get into form with the breaks in his races but he’s finally got there. That was a very impressive performance today.”

Tom’s d’Etat, third in last year’s Stephen Foster behind Seeking the Soul and Quip, joined Honor Medal (1988) as the oldest Stephen Foster winner at age 7.

Tom’s d’Etat is a son of Smart Strike out of the Giant’s Causeway mare Julia Tuttle and was bred by SF Bloodstock LLC.

Saturday’s handle on the 11-race race card totaled $13,801,111, which is the fifth-largest betting total for racing at Churchill Downs on days that did not include the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks or Breeders’ Cup.

Sunday’s nine-race closing day card includes a $48,629 carryover in the 20-cent Single 6 Jackpot (Races 4-9) and a $13,826 carryover in the $1 Super Hi-5 on the final race of the day. Because it’s closing day of the 27-day meet, there will be a mandatory payout in both pools.

First post Sunday is 1 p.m. ET.

STEPHEN FOSTER QUOTES

Miguel Mena, jockey of TOM’S D’ETAT (winner): “I knew he was a lot of fun to ride him in the morning but didn’t realize how much fun he was in the afternoon. I owe everything to Al for giving me the opportunity to ride such an impressive horse. He was going along so easy and I just asked him for his attention a little bit at the top of the lane and I didn’t even have to really step on the gas.”

Al Stall Jr., trainer of TOM’S D’ETAT (winner): “We knew coming into this race he was a fresh horse but ran so well fresh in the past. This will set him up to be in good shape for the rest of the year. I think he’ll benefit a lot from this race but we’ve sort of been waiting for this horse to get into form with the breaks in his races but he’s finally got there. That was a very impressive performance today.”

Bret Calhoun, trainer of BY MY STANDARDS, SILVER DUST (runner-up and third): “I sort of knew when (Pirate’s Punch) got out on the lead so easy we could be in trouble. They really didn’t go fast at all and down the backside when the pace sort of slowed down we just weren’t able to catch Tom’s d’Etat. I’m very proud of both of our horses.”

Tyler Gaffalione, jockey of MULTIPLIER (fourth): “For coming back as quickly as he did, he ran a fantastic race.”

Brad Cox, trainer of OWENDALE (fifth): “Certainly the pace scenario didn’t help our cause today.”

Mike Smith, jockey of PIRATE’S PUNCH (seventh): “I had him where we wanted to be. I was a little surprised they came to us as early as they did.”

Dan Peitz, trainer of ALKHAATAM (eighth): “He got in the right spot early but just wasn’t able to hang with them today. We gave it a shot.”

Churchill Downs Daily Results and Activity

Results

Saturday, June 27
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Special Weight $79,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Starter Optional Claiming – $20,000 $34,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Claiming – $50,000 $54,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Maiden Special Weight $79,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Maiden Special Weight $79,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Allowance $81,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Allowance $88,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 Bashford Manor S. $100,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 9 Fleur de Lis S. $200,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 10 Stephen Foster S. $500,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 11 Regret S. $100,000 Overnight Overnight

 

Asmussen Poised to Close Churchill Downs Spring Meet With a Bang; Midnight Bisou Leads his 15-horse Brigade

Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen is poised to close the 2020 Churchill Downs Spring Meet on a charge with 15 horses entered in the final three days of racing including 2019 Champion Older Dirt Female Midnight Bisou (3-5 on the morning line) in the $200,000 Fleur de Lis presented by Coca-Cola (GII) and promising juvenile Cazadero (8-5) in the $100,000 Bashford Manor presented by TwinSpires.com (GIII).

“We’re very grateful to be able to run horses of this quality during this ‘new normal,’” Asmussen said. “Even though the schedule of racing has been altered, we remain grateful to have horses like (Midnight Bisou) to be able to run in stakes races such as the Fleur de Lis.”

Saturday’s 11-race program is highlighted by the $500,000 Stephen Foster presented by Coca-Cola (GII) but many racing fans will be focused on the Fleur de Lis with a star-studded matchup between Midnight Bisou and last year’s Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI) winner Serengeti Empress.

“This has been an unprecedented year in more ways than one,” Asmussen said. “The (national) stakes schedule has not been as traditional as it used to be. We gave (Midnight Bisou) ample time to get over the trip and effort she put in at the world’s richest horse race (the $20 million Saudi Cup) in February. She was quarantined in Chicago and eventually moved to Keeneland thereafter. Her time off lasted longer than expected, which wasn’t ideal at the time but is now.”

Midnight Bisou (20-12-5-3—$7,250,000) has been nothing short of spectacular throughout her 20-race career. The now 5-year-old mare began her career on the 2018 Road to the Kentucky Oaks with victories in the $200,000 Santa Ynez (GII), $100,000 Santa Ysabel (GIII) and $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks (GI) with previous trainer Bill Spawr. Midnight Bisou finished third behind Monomoy Girl in the 2018 Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI).

“She’s always been a beautifully kind filly to train,” Asmussen said. “She’s become more confident in her training over the last two years.”

Saturday’s Fleur de Lis is a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In Distaff Division” series race. The winner will get an automatic berth to the season-ending championship race on Nov. 7 at Keeneland.

“Her next two races will likely determine which (Breeders’ Cup) race we could point toward,” Asmussen said. “We have constantly discussed where we are at with her training and progression but we know how well she performed against some of the world’s best racehorses in Saudi.”

The Fleur de Lis field from the rail out (with jockey, trainer and morning line odds): Go Google Yourself (Brian Hernandez Jr., Paul McGee, 8-1); Another Broad (John Velazquez, Todd Pletcher, 12-1); Chocolate Kisses (Declan Carroll, Mark Casse, 12-1); Serengeti Empress (Joe Talamo, Tom Amoss, 2-1); Midnight Bisou (Mike Smith, Asmussen, 3-5); Red Dane (Corey Lanerie, Charlie LoPresti, 50-1); and Motion Emotion (Julien Leparoux, Richard Baltas, 15-1).

Another top contender for the Asmussen barn entered Saturday is Stonestreet Stables’ debut winner Cazadero in the Bashford Manor. The precocious 2-year-old son of Street Sense won his debut by 8 ¾ lengths at odds of 5-1. Asmussen’s go-to rider Ricardo Santana Jr. will be in the irons for the six furlong Bashford Manor, which will go as Race 8 on Saturday.

The Bashford Manor field, which features all first-out maiden winners, from the rail out (with jockey, trainer and morning line odds): Crown and Coke (Miguel Mena, James Lawrence II, 30-1); Hulen (Corey Lanerie, Steve Asmussen, 5-1); Gatsby (Tyler Gaffalione, Juan Alvarado, 4-1); Hyperfocus (John Velazquez, Todd Pletcher, 4-1); Herd Immunity (Brian Hernandez Jr., Peter Miller, 9-2); Cazadero (Ricardo Santana Jr., Asmussen, 8-5); and County Final (James Graham, John Ennis, 6-1).

Entering the final three days of the meet, Asmussen remained one win behind Dale Romans, 742-to-741, for the all-time leading trainer mark at Churchill Downs. Asmussen surpassed Romans’ mark earlier in the meet but, in turn, Romans won five races in less than two weeks to retake his spot on top.

COX CONFIDENT OWENDALE CAN TAKE A STEP FORWARD IN SATURDAY’S STEPHEN FOSTERRupp Racing’s multiple Grade III winner Owendale will attempt to take a step forward to become one of the top older horses in the country in Saturday’s $500,000 Stephen Foster presented by Coca-Cola (GII).

“He’s only had one start this year (in the $100,000 Blame) but his victory was visually very impressive for us,” trainer Brad Cox said. “It’s only one race but we’re hoping he keeps showing that positive progression from a 3-year-old to an older 4-year-old. The Blame was a one-turn race, which is not his preferred distance and a distance he hasn’t run at in several starts. The 1 1/8-mile distance in the Stephen Foster should definitely suit him better and we’re confident he can take that next step forward to becoming one of the top handicap horses in the country.”

Saturday’s Stephen Foster is the marquee race of the 2020 Spring Meet at Churchill Downs with the winner receiving an automatic berth to the Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) on Nov. 7 at Keeneland. The Stephen Foster has had a strong influence on the Breeders’ Cup Classic and Horse of the Year honors. Four horses used victories in the Stephen Foster as part of their résumés in Horse of the Year campaigns: Black Tie Affair (1991), Saint Liam (2005), Curlin (2008) and Gun Runner (2017). In addition, two runner-ups were crowned Horse of the Year: Mineshaft (2003) and Wise Dan (2012). Also, Awesome Again (1998) and Blame (2010) completed same-year Foster-Classic doubles. Fort Larned won the Classic in 2012, and won the Foster the following year prior to a fourth-place run in his bid for a second Classic win.

Owendale was made the 4-1 third choice on the morning line for Saturday’s Stephen Foster and his regular pilot Florent Geroux will be in the irons. The Stephen Foster is carded as Race 10 of 11 with a post time of 5:47 p.m.

The complete field for the Stephen Foster (with jockey, trainer and morning line odds): Fearless (John Velazquez, Todd Pletcher, 12-1); Pirate’s Punch (Mike Smith, Grant Forster, 15-1); Alkhaatam (Declan Cannon, Danny Peitz, 30-1); Multiplier (Tyler Gaffalione, Peter Miller, 10-1); Tom’s d’Etat (Miguel Mena, Al Stall Jr., even-money); By My Standards (Gabriel Saez, Calhoun, 5-2); Silver Dust (Beschizza, Calhoun, 10-1); and Owendale (Florent Geroux, Brad Cox, 4-1).

SATURDAY’S LATE PICK 5 POOL GUARANTEED AT $250,000 – Saturday’s 50-cent late Pick 5 pool at Churchill Downs will have a $250,000 guarantee for Races 7-11 which include a quartet of stakes events anchored by the Grade II, $500,000 Stephen Foster presented by Coca-Cola.

The Late Pick 5 will begin in Race 7 at 4:12 p.m. ET with a 5 ½-furlong allowance event on the Matt Winn Turf Course. The competitive field of nine betting interests features a tepid 3-1 morning line choice in the six-time winner Wellabled for owner Carolyn Wilson and trainer Larry Rivelli.

Races 8-11 feature a quartet of stakes events with the $100,000 Bashford Manor presented by TwinSpires.com (GIII), $200,000 Fleur de Lis presented by Coca-Cola (GII), $500,000 Stephen Foster presented by Coca-Cola (GII) and the $100,000 Regret presented by TwinSpires.com (GIII), respectively.

The 15-percent takeout wager will close on the 13-horse Regret that, like the opening leg, features a mild 3-1 morning line favorite in recent allowance winner Crystal Cliffs (FR).

Free Brisnet past performances are available for Saturday’s 11-race card at www.churchilldowns.com/handicapping.

BELMONT STAKES WINNER TIZ THE LAW MADE 7-2 FAVORITE IN POOL 5 OF KENTUCKY DERBY FUTURE WAGER Sackatoga Stable’s $1 million Belmont Stakes (Grade I) winner Tiz the Law has been made the 7-2 morning line favorite in Pool 5 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) that will run Friday-Sunday.

With the postponement of the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (GI) to Sept. 5 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Churchill Downs has announced three additional pools for the KDFW and an extra pool for the Kentucky Oaks Future Wager. In addition to this weekend’s Future Wager, Pool 6 of the KDFW will span Friday, July 17 through Sunday, July 19 while Pool 7 will run Friday, Aug. 7 through Sunday, Aug. 9. Pool 2 of the Kentucky Oaks Future Wager will run concurrently with KDFW Pool 6.

Tiz the Law, the multiple Grade I-winning son of Constitution, reaffirmed his status as the early Kentucky Derby favorite with his victory in last Saturday’s 1 1/8-mile Belmont Stakes, the kickoff leg to this year’s rescheduled Triple Crown series. Trained by Barclay Tagg, Tiz the Law took strong attention in all four previous pools of the KDFW closing at odds of 11-1, 8-1, 7-1 and 5-1, respectively. Tiz the Law is expected to have one final prep prior to the Kentucky Derby in the $1 million Travers (GI) on Aug. 8 at Saratoga.

Also likely to generate strong interest in Pool 5 of the KDFW is C R K Stable’s $400,000 Santa Anita Derby (GI) winner Honor A. P. (5-1). Trained by John Shirreffs, the lightly-raced Honor A. P. scored a mild 2 ¾-length upset over Authentic in last month’s Santa Anita Derby. The top three finishers from that race are individual interests in Pool 5 of the KDFW. Authentic, who finished second as the 1-2 favorite, is tabbed as the 8-1 third choice on the morning line while third-place finisher Rushie is 20-1.

Authentic is one of four entrants in Pool 5 of the KDFW for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert. The others are Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith and St. Elias Stable’s $3.65 million yearling purchase and recent 2 ¼-length debut winner Cezanne (30-1), Albaugh Family Stable and Spendthrift Farm’s multiple Grade II winner Thousand Words (50-1) and Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s dazzling seven-length debut winner Uncle Chuck (20-1).

The popular “All Other 3-Year-Old Males” was made the overall co-second choice on the morning line at 5-1. Also added for this pool is the return of the “All 3-Year-Old Fillies” which was made 15-1 on the morning line in the event the connections of top females, such as streaking three-time stakes winner Swiss Skydiver or Acorn (GI) winner Gamine, opt to face open company.

Here’s the complete field for Pool 5 of the KDFW (with trainer and morning line odds): #1 Art Collector (Tommy Drury Jr., 30-1); #2 Authentic (Bob Baffert, 8-1); #3 Basin (Steve Asmussen, 20-1); #4 Café Pharoah (Noriyuki Hori, 20-1); #5 Cezanne (Bob Baffert, 20-1); #6 Creed (Shug McGaughey, 50-1); #7 Dr Post (Todd Pletcher, 15-1); #8 Enforceable (Mark Casse, 50-1); #9 Ete Indien (Patrick Biancone, 30-1); #10 Honor A. P. (John Shirreffs, 5-1); #11 King Guillermo (Juan Avila, 20-1); #12 Man in the Can (Ron Moquett, 50-1); #13 Max Player (Linda Rice, 20-1); #14 Money Moves (Todd Pletcher, 30-1); #15 Mr. Big News (Bret Calhoun, 50-1); #16 Mystic Guide (Mike Stidham, 50-1); #17 Ny Traffic (Saffie Joseph Jr., 20-1); #18 Pneumatic (Steve Asmussen, 30-1); #19 Rushie (Michael McCarthy, 20-1); #20 Thousand Words (Bob Baffert, 50-1); #21 Tiz the Law (Barclay Tagg, 7-2); #22 Uncle Chuck (Bob Baffert, 20-1); #23 All 3-Year-Old Fillies (15-1); and #24 All Other 3-Year-Old Males (5-1).

TV SCHEDULE THIS WEEK – The racing action from Churchill Downs Racetrack throughout the 2020 Spring Meet will be broadcast on FOX Sports’ “America’s Day at the Races,” which will air every race day on either FS1 or FS2. Along with the Fox Sports coverage, racing on Saturday from Churchill Downs will air from 5-6 p.m. on NBC.

Churchill Downs Daily Results and Activity

Results

Friday, June 26
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $16,000 $31,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Maiden Special Weight $79,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Allowance $81,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Maiden Special Weight $79,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Maiden Special Weight $79,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Claiming – $30,000 $34,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Allowance Optional Claiming – $62,500 $83,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 Allowance Optional Claiming – $150,000 $88,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 9 Waiver Maiden Claiming – $30,000 $29,000 Overnight Overnight



Final Entries

Saturday, June 27
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Special Weight $79,000
Race 2 Starter Optional Claiming – $20,000 $34,000
Race 3 Claiming – $50,000 $54,000
Race 4 Maiden Special Weight $79,000
Race 5 Maiden Special Weight $79,000
Race 6 Allowance $81,000
Race 7 Allowance $88,000
Race 8 Bashford Manor S. $100,000
Race 9 Fleur de Lis S. $200,000
Race 10 Stephen Foster S. $500,000
Race 11 Regret S. $100,000
Sunday, June 28
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $50,000 $41,000
Race 2 Maiden Special Weight $79,000
Race 3 Claiming – $20,000 $33,000
Race 4 Maiden Claiming – $40,000 $32,000
Race 5 Maiden Claiming – $20,000 $28,000
Race 6 Allowance $81,000
Race 7 Allowance Optional Claiming – $62,500 $83,000
Race 8 Allowance Optional Claiming – $80,000 $85,000
Race 9 Maiden Special Weight $79,000

Churchill Downs Daily Results and Activity

Results

Thursday, June 25
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $75,000 $40,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Claiming – $40,000 $36,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Claiming – $40,000 $46,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Claiming – $20,000 $31,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Maiden Claiming – $30,000 $29,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Claiming – $40,000 $38,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Allowance Optional Claiming – $62,500 $83,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 Allowance Optional Claiming – $80,000 $85,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 9 Maiden Special Weight $79,000 Overnight Overnight



Early Entries

Sunday, June 28 Overnight
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $50,000 $41,000
Race 2 Maiden Special Weight $79,000
Race 3 Claiming – $20,000 $33,000
Race 4 Maiden Claiming – $40,000 $32,000
Race 5 Maiden Claiming – $20,000 $28,000
Race 6 Allowance $81,000
Race 7 Allowance Optional Claiming – $62,500 $83,000
Race 8 Allowance Optional Claiming – $80,000 $85,000
Race 9 Maiden Special Weight $79,000

Final Entries

Saturday, June 27
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Special Weight $79,000
Race 2 Starter Optional Claiming – $20,000 $34,000
Race 3 Claiming – $50,000 $54,000
Race 4 Maiden Special Weight $79,000
Race 5 Maiden Special Weight $79,000
Race 6 Allowance $81,000
Race 7 Allowance $88,000
Race 8 Bashford Manor S. $100,000
Race 9 Fleur de Lis H. $200,000
Race 10 Stephen Foster S. $500,000
Race 11 Regret S. $100,000

Eye-Catching 8 3/4-Length Maiden Winner Cazadero Tops Bashford Manor

Stonestreet Stables’ eye-popping 8 ¾-length maiden winner Cazadero leads a field of seven promising 2-year-olds in search of graded stakes glory in Saturday’s 119th running of the $100,000 Bashford Manor presented by TwinSpires.com (Grade III).

The six-furlong Bashford Manor will go as Race 8 of 11 with a post time of 4:43 p.m. (all times Eastern). The race shares the spotlight on Saturday with the $500,000 Stephen Foster presented by Coca-Cola (GII), $200,000 Fleur de Lis presented by Coca-Cola (GII) and $100,000 Regret presented by TwinSpires.com (GIII). First post is 1 p.m.

Cazadero, trained by Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen, dazzled in his debut on May 29 at Churchill Downs under Ricardo Santana Jr. Cazadero, a 2-year-old homebred son of Street Sense, sported an impressive work tab entering his maiden race which included a swift half-mile move in :46.40 from the gate at Keeneland. Since his debut, Cazadero has been stabled with Asmussen’s string at Churchill Downs.

Santana will have the call from post No. 6.

Also entered in the race is Cazadero’s stablemate Hulen, who recently bested seven rivals by 1 ½ lengths in a 5 ½-furlong maiden special weight on June 12. Owned by Asmussen’s longtime owners Bill and Corrine Heiligbrodt along with Madaket Stables and Spendthrift Farm, Hulen was bred in Texas by the Asmussen family and was sold at the Fasig Tipton October Yearling Sale for $50,000.

Corey Lanerie will be in the irons from post 2.

The Bashford Manor field, which features all first-out maiden winners, from the rail out (with jockey and trainer): Crown and Coke (Miguel Mena, James Lawrence II); Hulen (Lanerie, Asmussen); Gatsby (Tyler Gaffalione, Juan Alvarado); Hyperfocus (John Velazquez, Todd Pletcher); Herd Immunity (Brian Hernandez Jr., Peter Miller); Cazadero (Santana, Asmussen); and County Final (James Graham, John Ennis).