Foley On Cusp of 400 Victories at Churchill Downs

Jun 29, 2017 Kevin Kerstein

Trainer Greg Foley is two wins away from 400 career victories at Churchill Downs following Zipperini’s 2 ¾-length maiden special weight victory Saturday.

“How many wins am I away from Dale (Romans),”
Foley joked. “It would be really special to get this milestone. I think
we’ll have a few chances before the end of the meet to get there.”

Foley, 59, began training on his own in 1981 and recorded his first victory at Fair Grounds.

“I grew up around racing,” Foley said. “I remember in the summer we’d go to River Downs with my dad (Dravo Foley).
I groomed horses and learned a lot from him. I grew up on the
backstretch with Dad. I’m incredibly proud of all the wins we’ve had
here at home. Churchill has been good to me and I can’t thank all of our
owners enough.”

Foley has three horses entered Thursday at Churchill Downs: May Lily (Thursday, Race 5); Zapperini (Thursday, Race 8); and Samargo (Thursday, Race 9).

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