Envoutante Leads Every Step in Powerful Grade II Falls City Win

Envoutante

Three Chimneys Farm and Walking L Thoroughbreds’ 3-year-old filly Envoutante led every step of the way in a powerful six-length win over 4-5 favorite Bonny South in Thursday’s 105th running of the $200,000 Falls City (Grade II), the traditional Thanksgiving Day fixture for fillies and mares at Churchill Downs.

Trained by Kenny McPeek and ridden by Brian Hernandez Jr., Envoutante ran 1 1/8 miles over a fast track in 1:49.11 – the fastest Falls City since Silent Eskimo’s stakes record of 1:48.85 in 1999.

Breaking from the rail in the field of eight fillies and mares, Envoutante went right to the front and dictated a modest pace of :24.25, :48.95 and 1:13.21 while maintaining a half-length advantage over Our Super Freak, who was followed early on by Market Rumor, Bonny South, Smooth With a Kick, Cash Out, Another Broad and Over Thinking. Leaving the far turn, Envoutante was met by the pressers but she had plenty left and widened her advantage to easily draw away in the stretch.

“It was my first time on her for a race but I’ve worked her and worked against her before, too, with (Preakness Stakes winner) Swiss Skydiver,” said Hernandez, who also won the 2015 Falls City aboard Ahh Chocolate. “She really kicked away from the field today and was very dominate. At the three-eighths pole I got her into the bit again and she just kicked away. Riding for Kenny is easy and he didn’t really give a lot of instructions. When the gates opened, she put herself into a great spot.”

Envoutante was the 5-2 second betting choice and paid $7.20, $3.20 and $3. Fair Grounds Oaks (GII) winner Bonny South, ridden by Florent Geroux, returned $2.60 and $2.20. Another Broad was another 3 ½ lengths back in third under Ricardo Santana Jr. and paid $5.60.

Our Super Freak, Smooth Wick a Kick, Over Thinking, Market Rumor and Cash Out completed the order of finish. High Regard was a late scratch.

Envoutante won the $100,000 Remington Park Oaks (GIII) in her previous start on Sept. 27 and placed third behind Speech and Venetian Harbor in the $400,000 Ashland (GI) in July. The Falls City was her first race against elders.

“She was 1-for-1 at Churchill coming into this race,” said McPeek, who collected his first Falls City win. “We were very confident by the way she was working in the mornings and hoping she was going to put it together in the afternoon. She’s worked against Swiss Skydiver and has really done well in her training. She’s done a lot of traveling this year and got her graded stakes win in the Remington Oaks so winning another one was very special.”

With the Falls City win, Envoutante improved her record to 9-4-1-2. Thursday’s $120,280 first prize jumped her earnings to $336,028.

Envoutante is a dark bay or brown daughter of Uncle Mo out of the Bluegrass Cat mare Enchante. She was bred in Kentucky by Jumping Jack Racing LLC.

Racing at Churchill Downs continues Friday with the popular day-after Thanksgiving card highlighted by the 146th running of the $500,000 Clark (GI) for older horses. There’s no carryover in the Single 6 Jackpot because only one lucky bettor had all six winners Thursday, which was worth a hefty $328,146.

FALLS CITY QUOTES

Brian Hernandez Jr., jockey of ENVOUTANTE (winner): “It was my first time on her for a race but I’ve worked her and worked against her before, too, with Swiss Skydiver. She really kicked away from the field today and was very dominate. At the three-eighths pole I got her into the bit again and she just kicked away. Riding for Kenny is easy and he didn’t really give a lot of instructions. When the gates opened, she put herself into a great spot.”

Kenny McPeek, trainer of ENVOUTANTE (winner): “She was 1-for-1 at Churchill coming into this race. We were very confident by the way she was working in the mornings and hoping she was going to put it together in the afternoon. She’s worked against Swiss Skydiver and has really done well in her training. She’s done a lot of traveling this year and got her graded stakes win in the Remington Oaks so winning another one was very special.”

Brad Cox, trainer of BONNY SOUTH (runner-up): “She came with a run but there wasn’t much pace for her to close into.”

Churchill Downs Daily Results and Activity

Results

Thursday, November 26
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Starter Optional Claiming – $20,000 $33,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Starter Optional Claiming – $10,000 $25,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Claiming – $30,000 $33,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Claiming – $40,000 $43,500 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Maiden Claiming – $50,000 $34,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Starter Allowance – $50,000 $40,500 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Maiden Special Weight $85,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 Allowance Optional Claiming – $62,500 $89,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 9 Allowance Optional Claiming – $80,000 $92,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 10 Falls City S. $200,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 11 Allowance $87,000 Overnight Overnight



Early Entries

Sunday, November 29 Overnight
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $15,000 $22,000
Race 2 Maiden Claiming – $40,000 $29,500
Race 3 Starter Allowance – $30,000 $39,000
Race 4 Claiming – $8,000 $19,500
Race 5 Allowance $95,000
Race 6 Maiden Special Weight $85,000
Race 7 Claiming – $20,000 $29,500
Race 8 Maiden Special Weight $85,000
Race 9 Allowance Optional Claiming – $80,000 $92,000
Race 10 Allowance $87,000
Race 11 Maiden Special Weight $85,000

Final Entries

Saturday, November 28
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Special Weight $85,000
Race 2 Maiden Special Weight $85,000
Race 3 Allowance Optional Claiming – $75,000 $87,000
Race 4 Maiden Special Weight $85,000
Race 5 Maiden Special Weight $85,000
Race 6 Maiden Special Weight $85,000
Race 7 Allowance Optional Claiming – $75,000 $87,000
Race 8 Allowance Optional Claiming – $75,000 $87,000
Race 9 Golden Rod S. $200,000
Race 10 Allowance Optional Claiming – $75,000 $87,000
Race 11 Kentucky Jockey Club S. $200,000
Race 12 Maiden Special Weight $85,000

Grade I Winner Simply Ravishing Tops Saturday’s $200,000 Golden Rod

Simply Ravishing

Harold Lerner LLC, Magdalena Racing and Nehoc Stables’ $350,000 Alcibiades (Grade I) winner Simply Ravishing will lead a field of 10 promising juvenile fillies that were entered in Saturday’s $200,000 Golden Rod (GII) at Churchill Downs.

The Golden Rod has helped launch several fillies on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks including eventual Oaks winners Monomoy Girl, Rachel Alexandra and Silverbulletday. The 1 1/16-mile race is carded as Race 9 with a post time of 4:57 p.m. The race shares the spotlight on Saturday’s 12-race program with the $200,000 Kentucky Jockey Club (GII). First post is 1 p.m.

Simply Ravishing, trained by Kenny McPeek, was a dominant 6 ¼-length winner of the Oct. 2 Alcibiades at Keeneland. The Laoban filly finished fourth in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (GI) on Nov. 6 behind Vequist, Dayoutoftheoffice and Girl Daddy.

The three-time winner will be ridden by 2020 Preakness Stakes (GI) winning jockey Robby Albarado from post No. 8.

Among the other rivals to Simply Ravishing in the Golden Rod is Kueber Racing’s undefeated $98,000 Rags to Riches winner Coach. Trained by Brad Cox, Coach is a perfect 3-for-3 in her young career. She’ll be joined in the starting gate by stablemate Travel Column. Owned by OXO Equine, Travel Column dazzled on debut by 4 ¼ lengths and returned with a third-place effort behind Simply Ravishing in the Alcibiades.

Joe Talamo will have the call aboard Coach from post 3 while Florent Geroux will ride Travel Column from post 5.

The Golden Rod field also includes WinStar Farm, Blazing Meadows Farm and Michael Lewis’ three-time Ohio-bred stakes winner Alexandria and Six Column Stables, Randy Bloch, Jim Gladden and Riverview Racing’s New York-bred stakes winner No Mo’ Spending.

The complete field from the rail out (with jockey and trainer): Lady Lilly (Tyler Gaffalione, Steve Asmussen); No Mo Spending (Chris Landeros, Ian Wilkes); Coach (Talamo, Cox); Farsighted (Julien Leparoux, Rusty Arnold II); Travel Column (Geroux, Cox); Clairiere (Ricardo Santana Jr., Asmussen); Lady Traveler (Corey Lanerie, Dale Romans); Simply Ravishing (Albarado, McPeek); Princess Theorem (John Velazquez, Brendan Walsh); Alexandria (Gerardo Corrales, Tim Hamm).

Churchill Downs Daily Results and Activity

Results

Wednesday, November 25
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $10,000 $20,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Claiming – $50,000 $39,500 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Waiver Claiming – $8,000 $19,500 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Maiden Claiming – $20,000 $27,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Claiming – $20,000 $30,500 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Claiming – $8,000 $19,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Claiming – $50,000 $39,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 Allowance Optional Claiming – $100,000 $89,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 9 Maiden Claiming – $50,000 $34,000 Overnight Overnight



Early Entries

Saturday, November 28 Overnight
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Special Weight $85,000
Race 2 Maiden Special Weight $85,000
Race 3 Allowance Optional Claiming – $75,000 $87,000
Race 4 Maiden Special Weight $85,000
Race 5 Maiden Special Weight $85,000
Race 6 Maiden Special Weight $85,000
Race 7 Allowance Optional Claiming – $75,000 $87,000
Race 8 Allowance Optional Claiming – $75,000 $87,000
Race 9 Golden Rod S. $200,000
Race 10 Allowance Optional Claiming – $75,000 $87,000
Race 11 Kentucky Jockey Club S. $200,000
Race 12 Maiden Special Weight $85,000

Final Entries

Thursday, November 26
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Starter Optional Claiming – $20,000 $33,000
Race 2 Starter Optional Claiming – $10,000 $25,000
Race 3 Claiming – $30,000 $33,000
Race 4 Claiming – $40,000 $43,500
Race 5 Maiden Claiming – $50,000 $34,000
Race 6 Starter Allowance – $50,000 $40,500
Race 7 Maiden Special Weight $85,000
Race 8 Allowance Optional Claiming – $62,500 $89,000
Race 9 Allowance Optional Claiming – $80,000 $92,000
Race 10 Falls City S. $200,000
Race 11 Allowance $87,000
Friday, November 27
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $30,000 $28,500
Race 2 Maiden Claiming – $15,000 $22,000
Race 3 Allowance Optional Claiming – $62,500 $89,000
Race 4 Maiden Special Weight $85,000
Race 5 Allowance $87,000
Race 6 Maiden Claiming – $50,000 $34,000
Race 7 Starter Allowance – $50,000 $40,500
Race 8 Allowance $87,000
Race 9 Allowance Optional Claiming – $80,000 $92,000
Race 10 Clark S. presented by Norton Healthcare $500,000
Race 11 Maiden Special Weight $85,000

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Winner Essential Quality 10-1 Morning Line Favorite in Pool 1 of Kentucky Derby Future Wager

Essential Quality

Godolphin’s undefeated $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (GI) winner Essential Quality is the 10-1 individual favorite among 24 betting interests in Pool 1 of the 2021 Kentucky Derby Future Wager, which kicks off a four-day run at Churchill Downs on Thanksgiving Day.

The pari-mutuel field of “All Other 3-Year-Old Colts and Geldings” is expected to be the overall first-pool favorite for the 23rd consecutive year and veteran odds maker Mike Battaglia has installed it as the 6-5 favorite.

In addition to Essential Quality, other promising juveniles that are expected to take interest are CHC INC and WinStar Farm’s recent 9 ½-length maiden winner Life Is Good, who cruised 6 ½ furlongs on debut in 1:15.40 Sunday for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, and Klaravich Stable’s $125,000 Nyquist Stakes winner Highly Motivated, who is conditioned by top trainer Chad Brown. Both colts were made 15-1 on Battaglia’s morning line odds.

Here’s the complete Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 1 field (with trainer and morning line odds):

#1 Caddo River (Brad Cox, 30-1);

#2 Dr. Schivel (Mark Glatt, 30-1);

#3 Essential Quality (Cox, 10-1);

#4 Fire At Will (Mike Maker, 30-1);

#5 Get Her Number (Peter Miller, 20-1);

#6 Highly Motivated (Brown, 15-1);

#7 Hot Rod Charlie(Doug O’Neill, 20-1);

#8 Jackie’s Warrior (SteveAsmussen, 20-1);

#9 Keepmeinmind (Robertino Diodoro, 20-1);

#10 King Fury (Kenny McPeek, 50-1);

#11 Life Is Good (Baffert, 15-1);

#12 Midnight Bourbon (Asmussen, 30-1);

#13 Pickin Time (Kelly Breen, 20-1);

#14 Red Flag(John Shirreffs, 30-1);

#15 Reinvestment Risk (Brown, 30-1);

#16 Rombauer (Michael McCarthy, 30-1);

#17Savile Row (Baffert, 20-1);

#18 Scarred (Asmussen, 30-1);

#19 Sittin On Go (Dale Romans, 30-1)

#20 Speaker’s Corner (Bill Mott, 50-1)

#21 Super Stock (Asmussen, 30-1);

#22 Ten for Ten (Shug McGaughey III, 50-1);

#23 All 3-Year-Old Fillies (50-1);

#24 All Other 3-Year-Old Colts and Geldings (6-5).

The pool, which features $2 Win and Exacta wagering, opens Thursday at noon and will close Sunday at 6 p.m. ET.

The Kentucky Derby Future Wager will be offered concurrently with the sixth annual Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager, which provides bettors with a unique opportunity to wager on select breeding stars and their entire crop of juveniles with the hope of winning next year’s Kentucky Derby.

Offspring sired by Into Mischief and Tapit were made the co-individual favorites at 6-1 on the morning line by Battaglia. The overall favorite is the “All Other Sires” betting interest, which was made 9-2.

Here’s the Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager field (with morning line odds):

#1 American Pharoah (20-1);

#2Bernardini (30-1);

#3 Bodemeister (30-1);

#4 Candy Ride (ARG) (30-1);

#5 Constitution (20-1);

#6 Curlin (15-1);

#7 Flatter (30-1);

#8 Frosted (30-1);

#9 Ghostzapper (30-1);

#10 Hard Spun (20-1);

#11 Honor Code (20-1);

#12 Into Mischief (6-1);

#13 Liam’s Map (30-1);

#14 MedagliaD’Oro (20-1);

#15 Munnings (30-1);

#16 Not This Time(20-1);

#17 Pioneerof the Nile (30-1);

#18 Quality Road(30-1);

#19 Street Sense (15-1);

#20 Tapit (6-1);

#21 Tiznow (15-1);

#22 Uncle Mo (15-1);

#23 Union Rags(50-1);

#24 “All Other Sires” (4-1).

This marks the eighth consecutive year that Churchill Downs has hosted Future Wager pools in November on closing weekend of its Fall Meet. In last year’s wager, eventual Kentucky Derby winner Authenticclosed at 50-1 odds and returned $103.60 for a $2 wager. His sire, Into Mischief, closed at 17-1 and returned $36.20.

The Kentucky Derby Future Wagers provide fans of Thoroughbred racing with opportunities to place bets on possible entrants in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I) at odds that could be far greater and more attractive than those available on the day of the race. The 147th running of Kentucky Derby, America’s greatest race and the first leg of the Triple Crown, is set for Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Churchill Downs.

Bets can be placed at Churchill Downs Racetrack,TwinSpires.com and other online wagering outlets and satellite wagering centers across North America.

There are no refunds in the Kentucky Derby Future Wager. Should Churchill Downs officials determine during the duration of this week’s four-day pool that one of the wagering interests has experienced an injury, illness or other circumstance that would prevent the horse from participating in the Kentucky Derby, betting on the individual horse will be suspended immediately.

More information, Brisnet.com past performances and real-time odds on the Kentucky Derby Future Wager will be available before the pool opens Thursday online at https://www.kentuckyderby.com/wager/future-wager.

Multiple Grade I Winner Code of Honor Headlines Overflow Field in Grade I, $500,000 Clark

Code of Honor

W.S. Farish’s multiple Grade I winner Code of Honor will take on 13 rivals including graded stakes winners By My Standards, Mr Freeze and Owendale in Friday’s 146th renewal of the $500,000 Clark presented by Norton Healthcare (GI) – the marquee race of the Fall Meet at Churchill Downs.

The 1 1/8-mile Clark will go as Race 10 of 11 with a post time of 5:27 p.m. (all times Eastern). First post is 1 p.m.

Code of Honor, a 4-year-old son of Noble Mission (GB), achieved Grade I glory in last year’s $1.25 million Travers and $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup (GI). Trainer Shug McGaughey III had his sights set on a strong 2020 campaign but when the COVID-19 pandemic struck, he was forced to alter the colt’s plans.

“He’s just been a victim of circumstances with the COVID situation,” McGaughey said. “I would’ve liked him to run him in the Westchester which would’ve been the start of the Belmont Meet in the spring. I would’ve spaced the races out that way. That didn’t’ work out so we couldn’t run until June 6 in the Westchester. He won that and I really had in my mind I wasn’t going to run him back until the Whitney. He’s run a lot better with his races spaced.”

Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez will ride Code of Honor from post position No. 3.

“Johnny told me after the Met that this horse definitely wants two turns,” McGaughey said. “His race in the Kelso against Complexity, who was the favorite in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, was a really good race. We had to change riders on him that day. Javier (Castellano) is obviously a great rider but may not have known him as well as Johnny did. All in all, it was sort of just a messed up year. Now he’s gotten his space and he’s run good over this Churchill track.”

Code of Honor was one of the top 3-year-old prospects in 2019 following his victory in the $400,000 Florida Derby (GII) at Gulfstream Park. He placed second in the $3 million Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (GI) prior to his Travers and Jockey Club Gold Cup victories.

Among the other top older horses that entered the race is Allied Racing Stable’s $400,000 Alysheba (GII) winner By My Standards. Trained by Bret Calhoun and ridden by Gabriel Saez, By My Standards finished eighth in this year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI), his only off the board finish through seven starts in 2020.

“He loves this track at Churchill Downs so I think he’ll do a lot better getting back here,” Saez said. “We didn’t get the best of trips in the Breeders’ Cup and he didn’t like the surface that day. He worked really well (on Friday). He just has such a big stride and covers a lot of ground.”

By My Standards sports a stout overall record of 13-6-4-1 with earnings of $1,824,430. He drew post 12 for Friday’s Clark.

Also entered is Rupp Racing’s three-time Grade III winner Owendale. Trained by Brad Cox, Owendale finished second behind By My Standards in the Alysheba. The 4-year-old son of Into Mischief began his 2020 campaign with a victory at Churchill Downs in the $100,000 Blame Stakes. Owendale enters the Clark following a fifth-place effort in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (GI) at Keeneland.

“In the Alysheba there was no pace,” Cox said. “He doesn’t really like kickback so we have to make sure he gets out in the clear. I think his efforts this year have put him in contention with some of the older horses in this handicap division.”

Owendale was the runner-up finisher behind Tom’s d’Etat in last year’s Clark. Florent Geroux has the call on Owendale from post 9.

Another top older horse that entered the Clark is Jim Bakke and Gerald Isbister’s four-time graded stakes winner Mr Freeze. Trained by Dale Romans, Mr Freeze scored a narrow victory in last month’s $200,000 Fayette (GII) at Keeneland. The six-time winner finished third in last year’s Clark under jockey Robby Albarado. Following that race he finished second in the $3 million Pegasus World Cup (GI), beaten 4 ½ lengths by Mucho Gusto.

Jockey David Cohen will ride Mr Freeze in the Clark from post 7.

Finishing just a neck behind Mr Freeze in the Fayette was Stonestreet Stables, George Bolton and Peter Leidel’s Aurelius Maximus. The 4-year-old colt was transferred from trainer Chad Brown to Steve Asmussen at the end of 2019 and immediately found success reeling off consecutive allowance victories.

Aurelius Maximus is one of two horses entered in the Clark for Asmussen. The other is Ed and Susie Orr’s four-time winner Silver Prospector. The 3-year-old son of Declaration of War rallied to win a 1 1/8-mile allowance event on Oct. 30 at Churchill Downs. Earlier in his career, the gray colt was on the Kentucky Derby trail with victories in the $200,000 Kentucky Jockey Club (GII) and $750,000 Southwest Stakes (GIII).

Ricardo Santana Jr. has the call on Aurelius Maximus from post 5 while Gerardo Corrales picks up the call on Silver Prospector from post 14.

Invading from South Florida for the Clark is Top Racing, Global Thoroughbred and GDS Stable’s multiple graded stakes placed Bodexpress. The 14th place finisher in the 2019 Kentucky Derby arrived at Churchill Downs on Friday with trainer Gustavo Delgado’s son Gustavo Jr. The 4-year-old son of Bodemeister enters the Clark following a dominating 11 ¼-length allowance score at Gulfstream Park West in mid-October.

Rafael Bejarano has the mount on Bodexpress and will break from post 8.

Rounding out the Clark field is Bourbon Lane Stable’s stakes winner Bourbon Calling; Albaugh Family Stable and Helen K Groves Revocable Trust’s improving 4-year-old colt Coastal Defense; Lucky Seven Stable’s five-time winner Crafty Daddy; Wachtel Stable, George Kerr, and Gary Barber’s Grade III winner Multiplier; Susan and Jim Hill’s recent allowance winner Phantom Currency; Imperial Racing’s $2.5 million UAE Derby (GII) winner Plus Que Parfait; and Charles Fipke’s Fayette third-place finisher Title Ready. Bonne Chance Farm and Stud R D I’s recent turf allowance winner In Love (BRZ) is on the also-eligible list with the lowest earnings in the field.

In total, the Clark field has accumulated 58 wins with earnings of more than $12.4 million.

The complete field from the rail out (with jockey and trainer): Crafty Daddy (Brian Hernandez Jr., Kenny McPeek); Title Ready (Corey Lanerie, Dallas Stewart); Code of Honor (Velazquez, McGaughey); Multiplier (Tyler Gaffalione, Peter Miller); Aurelius Maximus (Santana, Asmussen); Plus Que Parfait (Robby Albarado, Brendan Walsh); Mr Freeze (Cohen, Romans); Bodexpress (Bejarano, Delgado); Owendale (Geroux, Cox); Bourbon Calling (Julien Leparoux, Ian Wilkes); Coastal Defense (Joe Talamo, Romans); By My Standards (Saez, Calhoun); Phantom Currency (Declan Cannon, Brian Lynch); and Silver Prospector (Corrales, Asmussen). Also-Eligible: In Love (Albarado, Paulo Lobo).

Indoor Areas Closed for Remainder of Fall Meet

Twin Spires

In accordance with the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s most recent health and safety requirements issued on Wednesday, all indoor concessions, dining rooms, the Turf Club, the Roses Lounge, private suites and inter-track wagering in the Aristides Lounge and Champions/Gold Rooms will be closed for the remainder of the fall meet. All current ticketholders will be refunded.

Reserved outdoor box seats remain open with proper social distancing at limited capacity per the state’s requirements for venues and event spaces. First floor reserved box seats will be sold at general admission pricing for $5 ($7 on Friday and Saturday). Third floor box seats are $12. Tickets may be purchased online at https://www.churchilldowns.com/tickets/. Children 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Parking is available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.

Temperature checks, physical distancing and mandatory face coverings are required upon entrance and movement within Churchill Downs.

Guests will be able to purchase limited food and beverage from concession stands located outdoors on the ground level. No food and beverage is allowed inside spaces of the track or indoors, including the second floor Clubhouse. Additionally, guests are not permitted to bring food and beverage into the facility.

Wearing cloth face coverings at all times is required when not actively consuming food or beverage; simply holding a beverage or food item does not constitute actively consuming.

Following the conclusion of the race meet on Sunday, Nov. 29, Churchill Downs will remain closed for simulcast wagering through Dec. 13, which is expiration date of the latest executive orders.

Churchill Downs Daily Results and Activity

Results

Sunday, November 22
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $20,000 $27,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Claiming – $20,000 $30,500 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Maiden Special Weight $85,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Allowance $87,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Maiden Claiming – $15,000 $22,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Claiming – $50,000 $39,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Maiden Special Weight $85,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 Allowance $95,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 9 Maiden Claiming – $40,000 $29,500 Overnight Overnight



Early Entries

Friday, November 27 Overnight
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $30,000 $28,500
Race 2 Maiden Claiming – $15,000 $22,000
Race 3 Allowance Optional Claiming – $62,500 $89,000
Race 4 Maiden Special Weight $85,000
Race 5 Allowance $87,000
Race 6 Maiden Claiming – $50,000 $34,000
Race 7 Starter Allowance – $50,000 $40,500
Race 8 Allowance $87,000
Race 9 Allowance Optional Claiming – $80,000 $92,000
Race 10 Clark S. presented by Norton Healthcare $500,000
Race 11 Maiden Special Weight $85,000

Final Entries

Thursday, November 26
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Starter Optional Claiming – $20,000 $33,000
Race 2 Starter Optional Claiming – $10,000 $25,000
Race 3 Claiming – $30,000 $33,000
Race 4 Claiming – $40,000 $43,500
Race 5 Maiden Claiming – $50,000 $34,000
Race 6 Starter Allowance – $50,000 $40,500
Race 7 Maiden Special Weight $85,000
Race 8 Allowance Optional Claiming – $62,500 $89,000
Race 9 Allowance Optional Claiming – $80,000 $92,000
Race 10 Falls City H. $200,000
Race 11 Allowance $87,000

Finite Returns to Winner’s Circle with Grade III Chilukki Score

Favored Finite closed into a swift pace, moved into contention around the turn and ran down Sanenus (CHI) near the top of the stretch to comfortably win Saturday’s 35th running of the $100,000 Chilukki (Grade III) at Churchill Downs by 2 ½ lengths at odds of 6-5.

Finite, ridden by Ricardo Santana and trained by Steve Asmussen, clocked one mile over a fast track in 1:35.53 to beat eight other fillies and mares. It was the 3-year-old filly’s fifth stakes win of her career and first against elders.

Risky Mandate led the field in the one-turn mile through swift fractions of :22.75 and :45.59 with Finite tracking in seventh down the backstretch. As she moved into contention circling around the field, Sanenus (CHI), who was sitting just off the pace-setter, grabbed the lead and crossed the six-furlong marker in 1:10.81. But the closing Finite quickly forged an advantage in upper stretch and willingly drew off thereafter.

“We had a great trip rating behind the pace,” Santana said. “I think at this stage of her career she is just getting better. She’s only 3-years-old and today was her first time against older horses. We went one-turn today but she’s maturing and going to be really nice at longer distances, too.”

Finite banked the $59,520 first prize for owners Winchell Thoroughbreds (Ron Winchell), Thomas J. Reiman, William Dickson and Deborah A. Easter. She rewarded her backers with $4.40, $3.40 and $2.40. Sanenus (CHI), ridden by Rafael Bejarano at odds of 10-1, paid $7 and $3.80. Whoa Nellie was another 1 ¼ lengths back in third at 6-1 under Joe Rocco Jr. and returned $4.20.

Gold Standard, Grand Cru Classe, Risky Mandate, New Roo, Crazy Sexy Munny and Unique Factor completed the order of finish.

Prior to the Chilukki, Finite was the narrow runner-up finisher behind Venetian Harbor in last month’s $200,000 Raven Run (GII) at Keeneland.

Overall, Finite has won six of 11 starts and $757,869. Her previous stakes scores came in the $122,097 Rags to Riches and $300,000 Golden Rod (GII) at Churchill Downs as a 2-year-old and the $148,500 Silverbulletday and $294,000 Rachel Alexandra (GII) earlier this year at Fair Grounds.

Following her fourth-place effort in the $400,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (GII) in March, Finite underwent minor ankle surgery but returned to Asmussen’s stable a few months later.

“She’s a really quality filly,” said Asmussen, who also won the 2007 Chilukki with Rolling Sea. “We had a really nice win last year at Churchill in the Golden Rod (GII) and going one-turn in the Rags to Riches. I think she had five wins in a row at one point last year. It was a disappointing race in the Fair Grounds Oaks (GII) and after that is when this year was sort of turned upside down. We gave her some time off after that race and she didn’t really handle the going in her start at Kentucky Downs. In the Raven Run, she ran really well against some nice fillies that day.”

In an attempt to land a Grade I win to her resume, Asmussen plans to send Finite to California’s Santa Anita for a start in the $300,000 La Brea (GI) for 3-year-old fillies over seven furlongs on Dec. 26.

Finite is a chestnut daughter of Munnings out of the Tapit mare Remit and was bred in Kentucky by Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC.

Known as the Churchill Downs Distaff from 1996-2004, the Chilukki was renamed in 2005 to honor Stonerside Stable’s graded stakes-winning filly who was trained by Bob Baffert. The daughter of Cherokee Run made four starts at Churchill Downs, all of which were victories. Chilukki won the 2000 edition of this race in what would be her final start with a final time of 1:33.57 – a track record at the time.

Racing at Churchill Downs resumes Sunday with a nine-race program that begins at 1 p.m. ET. The carryover in the Single 6 Jackpot, which covers Races 4-9, is up to $162,270.

CHILUKKI QUOTES

Ricardo Santana Jr., jockey of FINITE (winner): “We had a great trip rating behind the pace. I think at this stage of her career she is just getting better. She’s only 3-years-old and today was her first time against older horses. We went one-turn today but she’s maturing and going to be really nice at longer distances, too.”

Steve Asmussen, trainer of FINITE (winner): “She’s a really quality filly. We had a really nice win last year at Churchill in the Golden Rod and going one-turn in the Rags to Riches. I think she had five wins in a row at one point last year. It was a disappointing race in the Fair Grounds Oaks and after that is when this year was sort of turned upside down. We gave her some time off after that race and she didn’t really handle the going in her last start at Kentucky Downs. In the Raven Run, she ran really well against some nice fillies that day.”

Rafael Bejarano, jockey of SANENUS (runner-up): “We ran a great race, got a good trip and she tried really hard.”

Churchill Downs Daily Results and Activity

Results

Saturday, November 21
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Waiver Claiming – $50,000 $38,500 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Maiden Claiming – $50,000 $34,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Allowance Optional Claiming – $80,000 $92,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Claiming – $50,000 $38,500 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Maiden Claiming – $40,000 $29,500 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Maiden Special Weight $85,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Starter Optional Claiming – $20,000 $33,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 Maiden Special Weight $85,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 9 Chilukki S. $100,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 10 Claiming – $10,000 $20,500 Overnight Overnight



Early Entries

Thursday, November 26 Overnight
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Starter Optional Claiming – $20,000 $33,000
Race 2 Starter Optional Claiming – $10,000 $25,000
Race 3 Claiming – $30,000 $33,000
Race 4 Claiming – $40,000 $43,500
Race 5 Maiden Claiming – $50,000 $34,000
Race 6 Starter Allowance – $50,000 $40,500
Race 7 Maiden Special Weight $85,000
Race 8 Allowance Optional Claiming – $62,500 $89,000
Race 9 Allowance Optional Claiming – $80,000 $92,000
Race 10 Falls City H. $200,000
Race 11 Allowance $87,000

Final Entries

Wednesday, November 25
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $10,000 $20,000
Race 2 Claiming – $50,000 $39,500
Race 3 Waiver Claiming – $8,000 $19,500
Race 4 Maiden Claiming – $20,000 $27,000
Race 5 Claiming – $20,000 $30,500
Race 6 Claiming – $8,000 $19,000
Race 7 Claiming – $50,000 $39,000
Race 8 Allowance Optional Claiming – $100,000 $89,000
Race 9 Maiden Claiming – $50,000 $34,000