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2 weeks ago

Kentucky HBPA

Great news for owners with horses stabled at Churchill Downs and Trackside: Starting Monday under Governor Andy Beshear's guidelines, you can go to the backstretch to see your horses during training hours. Read track president Kevin Flanery's letter to owners detailing how it will work:
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Great news for owners with horses stabled at Churchill Downs and Trackside: Starting Monday under Governor Andy Beshears guidelines, you can go to the backstretch to see your horses during training hours. Read track president Kevin Flanerys letter to owners detailing how it will work:
National HBPA Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association ESPN 680 Louisville Paul Miles TwinSpires Indiana HBPA

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Assuming this goes for Keeneland as well?

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1 month ago

Kentucky HBPA

Talk about a horse race! Serengeti Empress signals she'll head in Fleur de Lis in top form:

Dr. Joel Politi’s Serengeti Empress, last year’s Kentucky Oaks winner, powered five-eighths of a mile in 57 4/5 seconds Wednesday morning as she prepares to run in an exceedingly tough edition of Churchill Downs’ June 27 Fleur de Lis. The Grade 2 stakes is a “Win and You’re In” for the Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Keeneland, with the Fleur de Lis winner getting an automatic and fees-paid berth in the Distaff under the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series program.

“Serengeti Empress was very sharp this morning, and she’s going to have to be when you consider who’s going to be running against in the Win and You’re in Fleur De Lis,” said trainer Tom Amoss. “We are looking forward to competing against two great champions in Monomoy Girl and Midnight Bisou.”

Serengeti Empress comes into the 1 1/8-mile Fleur de Lis off an 11th-place finish in Oaklawn Park’s Grade 1 Apple Blossom won by Midnight Bisou. While she rarely runs a poor race, Serengeti Empress’ record shows she follows a sub-par effort with a huge one. She won the Kentucky Oaks after being drubbed in the Fair Grounds Oaks, a race in which she experienced a pulmonary bleeding episode. She followed a sixth place in last fall’s Grade 1 Cotillion with a big third place while facing older horses for the first time in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Santa Anita. Midnight Bisou was second that day, with the Distaff won by multiple Grade 1 winner Blue Prize.

Serengeti Empress, who won Oaklawn’s Grade 2 Azeri in her 4-year-old debut, will bring a 6-3-1 record in 15 starts and more than $1.7 million in purse earnings into the Fleur de Lis. She has been a graded stakes-winner at ages 2, 3 and 4, including taking Churchill Downs' G3 Pocahontas after the non-graded Ellis Park Debutante and Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots' G2 Rachel Alexandra in her 3-year-old debut.

In her only start of the year, 2019 champion older filly or mare Midnight Bisou finished second in the $20 million Saudi Cup behind disqualified 2019 Kentucky Derby winner Maximum Security. The Distaff was her only defeat after seven victories last year.

Monomoy Girl, winner of the 2018 Kentucky Oaks and the champion 3-year-old filly, won a May 16 Churchill Downs’ allowance race with ease in her first start in 19 1/2 months since taking the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Distaff.

Coady Photography photos of Serengeti Empress in the muddy Azeri and her wire-to-wire triumph in the 2019 Kentucky Oaks.

Tom Amoss Racing Stable Hayley Amoss Ashley Amoss

Courier & Press Aaron Hancock 14 News WFIE Ellis Park Racing Keeneland Kevin Kerstein
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Talk about a horse race! Serengeti Empress signals shell head in Fleur de Lis in top form:

Dr. Joel Politi’s Serengeti Empress, last year’s Kentucky Oaks winner, powered five-eighths of a mile in 57 4/5 seconds Wednesday morning as she prepares to run in an exceedingly tough edition of Churchill Downs’ June 27 Fleur de Lis. The Grade 2 stakes is a “Win and You’re In” for the Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Keeneland, with the Fleur de Lis winner getting an automatic and fees-paid berth in the Distaff under the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series program.

“Serengeti Empress was very sharp this morning, and she’s going to have to be when you consider who’s going to be running against in the Win and You’re in Fleur De Lis,” said trainer Tom Amoss. “We are looking forward to competing  against two great champions in Monomoy Girl and Midnight Bisou.”

Serengeti Empress comes into the 1 1/8-mile Fleur de Lis off an 11th-place finish in Oaklawn Park’s Grade 1 Apple Blossom won by Midnight Bisou. While she rarely runs a poor race, Serengeti Empress’ record shows she follows a sub-par effort with a huge one. She won the Kentucky Oaks after being drubbed in the Fair Grounds Oaks, a race in which she experienced a pulmonary bleeding episode. She followed a sixth place in last fall’s Grade 1 Cotillion with a big third place while facing older horses for the first time in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Santa Anita. Midnight Bisou was second that day, with the Distaff won by multiple Grade 1 winner Blue Prize.

Serengeti Empress, who won Oaklawn’s Grade 2 Azeri in her 4-year-old debut, will bring a 6-3-1 record in 15 starts and more than $1.7 million in purse earnings into the Fleur de Lis. She has been a graded stakes-winner at ages 2, 3 and 4, including taking Churchill Downs G3 Pocahontas after the non-graded Ellis Park Debutante and  Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots G2 Rachel Alexandra in her 3-year-old debut.

In her only start of the year, 2019 champion older filly or mare Midnight Bisou finished second in the $20 million Saudi Cup behind disqualified 2019 Kentucky Derby winner Maximum Security. The Distaff was her only defeat after seven victories last year.

Monomoy Girl, winner of the 2018 Kentucky Oaks and the champion 3-year-old filly, won a May 16 Churchill Downs’ allowance race with ease in her first start in 19 1/2 months since taking the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Distaff.

Coady Photography photos of Serengeti Empress in the muddy Azeri and her wire-to-wire triumph in the 2019 Kentucky Oaks.

Tom Amoss Racing Stable Hayley Amoss Ashley Amoss

Courier & Press Aaron Hancock 14 News WFIE Ellis Park Racing Keeneland Kevin KersteinImage attachmentImage attachment

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1 month ago

Kentucky HBPA

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1 month ago

Kentucky HBPA

Timeline PhotosNEWS ALERT: Kentucky Downs is set to reopen at 9:00 am CDT on Wednesday, June 10th. Please check kentuckydowns.com and our social media accounts in the coming days for future updates. There will be new procedures here for everyone's health and safety. #bigjackpotsbigfun ...

1 month ago

Kentucky HBPA

Larry Collmus joining Michael Wrona in the announcer's booth for our 2020 race meet. “This is a great coup for Kentucky Downs to get two of the best announcers in the world to call our six days of racing,” says Ted Nicholson, Kentucky Downs' senior vice president and general manager. Read more kentuckydowns.com/racing/news/collmus-joins-wrona-calling-kentucky-downs-races ...


 

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