Steven C Mitchell’s Mitchell Ranch, Frank Lewkowitz and Joe Rice's Bullsbay, a five-year-old horse by Tiznow, rallied to win the $170,400 Alysheba Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs on Kentucky Oaks Day, Friday, May 1, 2009. Bullsbay captured the Alysheba by three-quarters of a length under jockey Jeremy Rose.
Cool Coal Man, ridden by John Velazquez, finished second in the 1 1/16-mile race over a main track rated "good." Finishing third was Star Guitar, ridden by Corey Lanerie. The final time was 1:44.29.
The winner was trained by Nick Zito and returned $8.40, $4.60 and $3.60. Cool Coal Man returned $5.60 and $4.40, while Star Guitar returned $7.80 to show.