Juddmonte’s Grade I-winning homebred Juliet Foxtrot (GB) leads a field of 11 fillies and mares that were entered in Saturday night’s $150,000 Old Forester Mint Julep (Grade III) at Churchill Downs.
The 1 1/16-mile Old Forester Mint Julep, run over the Matt Winn Turf Course, is carded as Race 9 with a post time of 10:11 p.m. (all times Eastern). The 11-race Downs After Dark program gets underway at 6 p.m.
Juliet Foxtrot, trained by Brad Cox, cruised to a two-length victory in the April 10 Jenny Wiley (GI) at Keeneland. The daughter of Dansili (GB) was transferred to the care of Cox in 2019 from European-based conditioner Charles Hills. Since arriving stateside, Juliet Foxtrot has run some of her best races including victories in the 2019 Modesty (GIII) and the 2020 Gallorette (GIII).
The six-time winner will be ridden by Tyler Gaffalione from post No. 2.
Other top horses that entered the Mint Julep are Robert and Lawana Low’s four-time stakes heroine She’sonthewarpath and Stonestreet Stables’ $150,000 Indiana Grand Stakes winner Hendy Woods.
The complete field for the Old Forester Mint Julep from the rail out (with jockey and trainer): Mintd (IRE) (Ricardo Santana Jr., Brendan Walsh); Juliet Foxtrot (GB) (Gaffalione, Cox); Hendy Woods (Florent Geroux, Mark Casse); Vezpa (BRZ) (Joe Talamo, Paulo Lobo); Lashara (GB) (Julien Leparoux, Mark Casse); Dominga (Shaun Bridgmohan, Cox); Flash n’ Dance (Marcelino Pedroza, Marcus O’Donnell); Tuned (GB) (David Cohen, Graham Motion); Crystal Ball (James Graham, Rodolphe Brisset); Sister Hanan (Corey Lanerie, Ben Colebrook); and She’sonthewarpath (Adam Beschizza, Steve Margolis).
Wagering is available online at www.TwinSpires.com, the official ADW of Churchill Downs Incorporated.
Saturday is Downs After Dark – Rock the Downs presented by Budweiser. The evening of entertainment features live racing, music from Rock United on the Plaza Stage, themed cocktail specials, LED jugglers and stilt walkers from CirqueLouis and music performances from the Pagoda. Guests are encouraged to break out their best rocker wear including vintage band shirts, leather jackets, denim, plaid or even glam.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.churchilldowns.com/tickets.