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War Eagle Lady Wins Roxelana Purse
Patton’s Creek Farm’s War Eagle Lady remained undefeated on the main track at Churchill Downs as she won Thursday’s featured $52,485 Roxelana Purse for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up.
In becoming the first three-time winner of the Spring Meet and improving her record to four-for-four on the main track, War Eagle Lady swept past pace-setter Mein Fraulein at the three-sixteenths pole and then fended off a brief challenge from Morakami to draw off to a three-length triumph.
Trained by Jim Baker and ridden by Calvin Borel, War Eagle Lady covered the seven furlongs on a good main track in 1:23.71. The victory, the fourth in 10 career starts, was worth $32,105 and increased War Eagle Lady’s earnings to $119,806.
A 4-year-old Kentucky bed daughter of War Chant, War Eagle Lady returned $3.20, $2.40 and $2.10. Morakami, ridden by Miguel Mena, returned $4.60 and $2.80 with Mein Fraulein finishing another 3 ¾ lengths back in third under Julien Leparoux and returning $2.40 to show in the field of eight.
Racing resumes with the first of three “Downs After Dark” programs beginning at 6 p.m. Friday with an 11-race card.