War Eagle Lady Wins Roxelana Purse

Jun 18, 2009 Gary Yunt

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.


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