Two of the top older horses in the country, 2021 Kentucky Derby (Grade I) winner Mandaloun along with recent $500,000 Alysheba Stakes (GII) victor Olympiad, are likely to be the headliners of the $750,000 Stephen Foster (GII) on Saturday, July 2 at Churchill Downs.

The 1 1/8-mile Stephen Foster is the headlining event of next Saturday afternoon’s stakes bonanza from the Louisville racetrack. The program also will include the $350,000 Fleur de Lis (GII), $350,000 Wise Dan (GII), $200,000 American Derby (Listed), $200,000 Tepin and the $160,000 Kelly’s Landing Overnight Stakes (Listed).

On Sunday, July 3, Churchill Downs will host the $160,000 Anchorage Overnight Stakes and the $160,000 Maxfield Overnight Stakes. The Spring Meet will close Monday, July 4 with the $175,000 Bashford Manor (Listed), $175,000 Debutante (Listed) and $175,000 Hanshin (Listed).

Here are the known probable entrants to all 11 stakes, according to Churchill Downs Assistant Racing Secretary and Stakes Coordinator Dan Bork:

  • $750,000 Stephen Foster (GII) on Saturday, July 2 at 1 1/8 miles for 4-year-olds and up, a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Classic event: Americanrevolution (trainer Todd Pletcher); Last Samurai (D. Wayne Lukas); Mandaloun (Brad Cox); Olympiad (Bill Mott); Proxy (Mike Stidham); and Title Ready (Dallas Stewart).
  • $350,000 Fleur de Lis (GII) on Saturday July 2 at 1 1/8 miles for fillies and mares 4-year-olds and up: Ava’s Grace (Robertino Diodoro); Pauline’s Pearl (Steve Asmussen); She’s All Wolfe (Donnie K. Von Hemel); Shedaresthedevil (Brad Cox); Super Quick (Norm Casse); and Will’s Secret (D. Wayne Lukas).
  • $350,000 Wise Dan (GII) on Saturday, July 2 at 1 1/16 miles on turf for 4-year-olds and up: Atone (Mike Maker); Cavalry Charge (Dallas Stewart); and Somelikeithotbrown (Mike Maker).
  • $200,000 American Derby (Listed) on Saturday, July 2 at 1 1/16 miles on turf for 3-year-olds: Grand Sonata (Todd Pletcher); Kitodan (Eric Forster); and Ready to Purrform (Brad Cox).
  • $200,000 Tepin (Listed) on Saturday, July 2 at one mile on turf for 3-year-old fillies: Beside Herself (Todd Pletcher); Distorted Secrets (Carl Deville); and Zawish (Helen Pitts-Blasi).
  • $160,000 Kelly’s Landing Overnight Stakes (Listed) on Saturday, July 2 at 6 ½ furlongs for 3-year-olds and up: Bango (Greg Foley); and Startdfromdabottom (John Ennis).
  • $160,000 Anchorage Overnight Stakes on Sunday, July 3 at one mile on turf for fillies and mares 4-year-olds and up: Hendy Woods (Mark Casse).
  • $160,000 Maxfield Overnight Stakes on Sunday, July 3 at seven furlongs for 3-year-olds: My Prankster (Todd Pletcher). Possible: Conagher (Mike Tomlinson).
  • $175,000 Bashford Manor (Listed) on Monday, July 4 at six furlongs for 2-year-olds: Andthewinneris (Wayne Catalano); Fit to Fly (Larry Rivelli); Mr. Gordy (John Hancock); and Simply Super (Mike Maker).
  • $175,000 Debutante (Listed) on Monday, July 4 at six furlongs for 2-year-old fillies: Crackalacking (Sarah Hamilton); Devious Dame (Norm Casse): Motown Mischief (Tim Hamm); and Summer Promise (D. Wayne Lukas).
  • $175,000 Hanshin presented by the JRA (Listed) on Monday, July 4 at one mile for 4-year-olds and up: Possible: Candy Tycoon (Norm Casse).

Turf racing for the next weekend’s stakes events is scheduled to be conducted in Lane 1 and Lane 2, 12 feet from the inside rail. Entries for Saturday’s card will be drawn Wednesday while Sunday and Monday’s cards will be drawn Thursday.

MURRILL PICKS UP MOUNT ON SCONSIN FOR SATURDAY’S CHICAGO STAKES – Trainer Greg Foley named jockey Mitchell Murrill to ride $200,000 Chicago Stakes (Grade III) favorite Sconsin as a replacement for Tyler Gaffalione, who will be riding at Thistledown.

Sconsin, the 2-1 morning line choice in the Chicago, has been ridden by Gaffalione in each of her last two starts including her three-quarters of a length win in last month’s $200,000 Winning Colors (GIII). Gaffalione, who is the leading rider of the Spring Meet, will ride White Abarrio in Saturday’s $500,000 Ohio Derby (GIII) at Thistledown.

The seven-furlong Chicago will go as Race 9 of 10 with a post time of 4:55 p.m. First post is 12:45 p.m.

Here’s the field in order of post positions (with jockey, trainer and morning line odds): Bayerness (Luis Saez, Cherie DeVaux, 5-1); Pennybaker (James Graham, Mike Stidham, 8-1); Lady Rocket (Ricardo Santana Jr., Brad Cox, 5-2); Bell’s the One (Corey Lanerie, Neil Pessin, 7-2); Kalypso (Gerardo Corrales, Steve Asmussen, 15-1); Four Graces (Julien Leparoux, Ian Wilkes, 8-1); and Sconsin (Murrill, Foley, 2-1).

Fans can wager on the Chicago Stakes and every race from Churchill Downs on www.twinspires.com, the official ADW of Churchill Downs Incorporated and the Kentucky Derby.

FOLEY, PESSIN FEATURED GUESTS ON FRIDAY’S ‘INSIDE CHURCHILL DOWNS’ – Trainers Greg Foley and Neil Pessin will be the featured guests on Friday’s episode of “Inside Churchill Downs” that will air at 6 p.m. on ESPN 680/105.7.

The one-hour horse racing program will also stream live on the station’s website at www.espnlouisville.com and the podcast will be uploaded shortly after the completion of the show.

Foley and Pessin, who are longtime friends, will face one another in Saturday’s $200,000 Chicago (GIII) with their trainees Sconsin and Bell’s the One.

Churchill Downs’ Communications Department’s Darren Rogers and Kevin Kerstein will host the proceedings and, as always, be joined in studio by TwinSpires.com expert analyst Scott Shapiro.

“Inside Churchill Downs” is currently in its eighth season on ESPN Louisville. The show was started by Rogers and the late John Asher.

ARMAN IMPRESSES IN THURSDAY MAIDEN-BREAKING SCOREKaleem Shah was on hand Thursday evening to watch his 2-year-old colt Arman cruise to a 2 ½-length victory in his career debut under jockey Martin Garcia for California-based trainer Simon Callaghan.

Carlos (Santamaria) and Jack Sisterson helped prepare this horse in Kentucky for this race. I can’t thank this team enough,” Shah said. “I decided to name this horse after my son, Arman. So, there was a lot of pleasure with this horse running for me to show up for the debut. … Martin (Gracia) and I have had a lot of success together. He’s won many graded races for me – from the Breeders’ Cup to the Haskell to the Pennsylvania Derby. When I look at the pictures around my house he’s mostly who I see.”

Garcia said Arman is likely to head back to California but hopes the colt will return to Kentucky in the future.

Arman earned an 84 Brisnet Speed Rating for his victory in Race 5 Thursday. He went off at odds of 8-5 completed five furlongs in :58.14.

CHURCHILL DOWNS TO HOST JOCKEYS & JEANS STEPHEN FOSTER DAY – Churchill Downs will partner with Jockeys & Jeans for a public benefit toward the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund on July 2 as part of Stephen Foster Day.

Jockeys & Jeans will host more than 25 retired jockeys for their event including Hall of Famers Braulio Baeza, Bill Boland, Don Brumfield, Steve Cauthen, Pat Day, Earlie Fires, Sandy Hawley, Julie Krone, Chris McCarron, Craig Perret, Laffit Pincay Jr., Edgar Prado, Jose Santos and Gary Stevens.

Fans will be able to meet those riders and more with an autograph session in the Plaza from 3-4:15 p.m. There also will be a silent auction in the second floor of the Clubhouse beginning at 11:45 a.m. Admission gates will open at 11:30 a.m. and first post is 12:45 p.m.

Guests can also purchase a ticket to the Jockeys & Jeans private event in the Triple Crown Room that includes a buffet lunch, autographed Jockeys & Jeans poster and a meet and greet with Hall of Fame jockeys and fallen riders. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased online at https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/16005B5CAD1637A6?did=jockey.

Jockeys & Jeans was founded by a group of former jockeys who wanted to honor the courage of those who suffered catastrophic injuries on the racetrack. The event will host several riders who were permanently injured on the racetrack such as Gary Birzer, Stacy Burton, Jack Fires, Armando Rivera and Mike Straight.

For more information about Jockeys & Jeans, visit www.jockeysandjeans.com.

CHURCHILL DOWNS LIVE AVAILABLE ON SMART TVs – The Churchill Downs LIVE app is available free of charge on streaming services such as Amazon, Apple TV and Roku. Fans can download the Churchill Downs LIVE app for full access to a free HD live stream of the Churchill Downs simulcast signal and three additional angles including the saddling paddock.

Fans will get analysis each race day from host Joe Kristufek who will be joined alongside expert handicappers Kaitlin Free, James Scully, Scott Shapiro and Brandon Stauble.

Wagering is available on www.TwinSpires.com, the official ADW of Churchill Downs Incorporated and the Kentucky Derby.

DOWN THE STRETCH – There was a $46,336 carryover in the 20-cent Derby City 6 Friday in Races 4-9 and a $1 Super Hi 5 carryover of $7,008 in Race 9. First post was 12:45 p.m. … Congratulations to jockey Adam Beschizza who won his 100th race at Churchill Downs Thursday in Race 1 aboard Super Wonder Girl. … For the latest information on the Spring Meet, visit www.churchilldowns.com.

FRIDAY, JUNE 24

  • Racing: 9 Races; Day 34 of 42
  • Gates Open: 11:30 a.m.
  • First Race/Last Race: 12:45-4:55 p.m.
  • Dirt: Fast
  • Carryovers:
    • 20-cent Derby City 6 Jackpot: $46,336
    • $1 Super Hi 5: $7,008
  • Featured Races:
    • Race 4 (2:13 p.m.) – Alw 127000n1x, f&m, 1 ½ M
    • Race 7 (3:50 p.m.) – Mdn 120k, 3&up, 1 3/16 M
  • Milestone Watch:
    • Trainer Rusty Arnold (397 Churchill Downs wins) – no entries Friday
    • Trainer Mark Casse (292 Churchill Downs wins) – no entries Friday
    • Trainer Bill Mott (749 Churchill Downs wins) – no entries Friday
    • Jockey Joe Rocco Jr. (198 Churchill Downs wins) – three mounts Friday (Races 2,5,6)
    • Trainer Joe Sharp (96 Churchill Downs wins) – no entries Friday
  • Meet Leading Jockeys: Tyler Gaffalione (49); Rafael Bejarano (26); Ricardo Santana Jr. (26); Brian Hernandez Jr. (20); Florent Geroux (19)
  • Meet Leading Trainers: Brad Cox (20); Steve Asmussen (17); Mike Maker (12); Joe Sharp (12); Kenny McPeek (9); Brendan Walsh (9)
  • Meet Leading Owners: Rigney Racing LLC (6); Gary and Mary West (6); Juddmonte (4); Silverton Hill LLC (4); Albaugh Family Stables LLC (3); Steve Asmussen (3); Peter Brant (3); Built Wright Stables LLC (3); Calumet Farm (3); Godolphin LLC (3); David E. Miller (3); Paradise Farms Corp. and David Staudacher (3); Stonestreet Stables LLC (3); Steve Vanovich, Larry Craig and Speshell Racing (3)
  • National Weather Service Forecast: Sunny, 90. Northeast wind 3-6 mph.
  • Tickets: General Admission ($7), Reserved Seating ($10), Reserved Dining ($42)
  • TV: FS2 (12:30-5:30 p.m.)
  • Smart TV App: Churchill Downs LIVE
  • Wager: TwinSpires.com
  • Radio: “Inside Churchill Downs” on ESPN 680/105.7 (6-7 p.m.)

SATURDAY, JUNE 25

  • Racing: 10 Races; Day 35 of 42
  • Gates Open: 11:30 a.m.
  • First Race/Last Race: 12:45-5:26 p.m.
  • Featured Races:
    • Race 2 (1:14 p.m.) – Mdn 120k, 2yo f, 5 F
    • Race 5 (2:45 p.m.) – OC 150000n2m, 3&up, 1 1/16 M
    • Race 6 (3:18 p.m.) – OC 62500n2x, f&m, 5 ½ F
    • Race 7 (3:50 p.m.) – Mdn 120k, 3&up, 6 ½ F
    • Race 8 (4:22 p.m.) – OC 80000n3x, 3&up, 7 F
    • Race 9 (4:55 p.m.) – $200,000 Chicago (GIII), f&m, 7 F
    • Race 10 (5:26 p.m.) – Alw 127000n1x, 3&up, 6 ½ F
  • Featured Simulcasts:
    • Bel 3 (2:03 p.m.) – $100,000 Wild Applause, 3yo f, 1 M (T)
    • Bel 8 (4:40 p.m.) – $250,000 Mother Goose (GII), 3yo f, 1 1/16 M
    • Tdn 10 (4:48 p.m.) – $250,000 Lady Jacqueline, f&m, 1 1/8 M
    • Tdn 11 (5:35 p.m.) – $500,000 Ohio Derby (GIII), 3yo, 1 1/8 M
  • National Weather Service Forecast: Mostly sunny, 93.
  • Tickets: General Admission ($7), Reserved Seating ($10), Reserved Dining ($42)
  • TV: FS1 (12:30-4 p.m.), FS2 (4-6 p.m.)
  • Smart TV App: Churchill Downs LIVE
  • Wager: TwinSpires.com

SUNDAY, JUNE 26

  • Racing: 9 Races; Day 36 of 42
  • Gates Open: 11:30 a.m.
  • First Race/Last Race: 12:45-4:55 p.m.
  • Featured Races:
    • Race 2 (1:14 p.m.) – Mdn 120k, 2yo, 4 ½ F
    • Race 3 (1:43 p.m.) – Mdn Auction 92k, 2yo, 5 ½ F
    • Race 5 (2:45 p.m.) – OC 62500n2x, 3&up, 5 ½ F
    • Race 7 (3:50 p.m.) – Mdn Auction 92k, 2yo, 5 ½ F
    • Race 8 (4:22 p.m.) – Alw 127000n1x, f&m, 6 F
    • Race 9 (4:55 p.m.) – Mdn 120k, f&m, 6 ½ F
  • National Weather Service Forecast: Partly sunny, 91. 70% showers and thunderstorms, likely after 11 a.m.
  • Tickets: General Admission ($7), Reserved Seating ($10), Reserved Dining ($42)
  • TV: FS1 (12:30-1:30 p.m.), FS2 (1:30-3:30 p.m.), FS1 (3:30-5:30 p.m.)
  • Smart TV App: Churchill Downs LIVE
  • Wager: TwinSpires.com

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29

  • Scheduled Racing: 9 Races; Day 37 of 42
  • Gates Open: 11:30 a.m.
  • First Race/Last Race: 12:45-4:55 p.m.
  • National Weather Service Forecast: Sunny, 88.
  • Tickets: General Admission ($7), Reserved Seating ($10), Reserved Dining ($42)
  • TV: FS2 (12:30-5 p.m.)
  • Smart TV App: Churchill Downs LIVE
  • Wager: TwinSpires.com

THURSDAY, JUNE 30

  • Promotion: Twilight Thursday – $2 select domestic can beer, live music (The Never B’s), food trucks (Sweet N Savory; All Thaid Up; Crave a Go Go; Crave Street Kitchen; 502 Kitchen; and Flavorville)
  • Scheduled Racing: 8 Races; Day 38 of 42
  • Gates Open: 4 p.m.
  • First Race/Last Race: 5-8:23 p.m.
  • National Weather Service Forecast: Sunny and hot, 94.
  • Tickets: General Admission ($7), Reserved Seating ($10), Reserved Dining ($42)
  • TV: FS2 (3-8:30 p.m.)
  • Smart TV App: Churchill Downs LIVE
  • Wager: TwinSpires.com

FRIDAY, JULY 1

  • Scheduled Racing: 11 Races; Day 39 of 42
  • Gates Open: 11:30 a.m.
  • First Race/Last Race: 12:45-5:58 p.m.
  • Tickets: General Admission ($7), Reserved Seating ($10), Reserved Dining ($42)
  • TV: FS2 (12:30-5:30 p.m.)
  • Smart TV App: Churchill Downs LIVE
  • Wager: TwinSpires.com
  • Radio: “Inside Churchill Downs” on ESPN 680/105.7 (6-7 p.m.)

SATURDAY, JULY 2 (STEPHEN FOSTER DAY)

  • Event: Jockeys & Jeans benefitting the PDJF
    • Stephen Foster Day will feature exciting stakes racing and the opportunity to support “Jockeys & Jeans” as they host their eighth annual fundraising event benefiting the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. The PDJF is an independent charitable organization that provides financial assistance to jockeys who have suffered catastrophic on-track injuries.
    • Tickets to the event include:
      • Access to the Triple Crown Room including a buffet lunch and cash bar
      • Jockeys & Jeans event programming
      • Autographed Jockeys & Jeans poster
      • Meet and Greet with Hall of Fame Jockeys and others including Braulio Baeza, Bill Boland, Don Brumfield, Steve Cauthen, Jean Cruguet, Pat Day, Earlie Fires, Sandy Hawley, Julie Krone, Mike Manganello, Chris McCarron, Craig Perrett, Laffit Pincay Jr., Edgar Prado, Shane Sellers, Jose Santos and Gary Stevens
    • Public Events:
      • 11:45 a.m. to Race 8 – Jockeys & Jeans Public Silent Auction (2nd Floor Clubhouse near PEB mural)
      • 3-4:15 p.m. – Jockeys & Jeans Autograph Session (Plaza mutuel line under the Paddock Balcony)
  • Scheduled Racing: 12 Races; Day 40 of 42
  • Gates Open: 11:30 a.m.
  • First Race/Last Race: 12:45-6:27 p.m.
  • Stakes Racing: GII, $750,000 Stephen Foster; GII, $350,000 Fleur de Lis; GII, $350,000 Wise Dan; $200,000 American Derby; $200,000 Tepin; $160,000 Kelly’s Landing Overnight Stakes; $160,000 Anchorage Overnight Stakes; $160,000 Maxfield Overnight Stakes
  • Featured Simulcasts: GII John A. Nerud (Bel); GII Princess Rooney (GP); GIII Delaware Oaks (Del); GIII Dwyer (Bel); GIII Kent (Del); GIII Smile Sprint (GP)
  • Tickets: General Admission ($9), Reserved Seating ($12), Reserved Dining ($54)
  • Event: Jockeys and Jeans charity event benefiting the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund
  • TV: FS1 (12:30-3 p.m.), FS2 (3-5 p.m.), NBC (4-6 p.m.)
  • Smart TV App: Churchill Downs LIVE
  • Wager: TwinSpires.com

SUNDAY, JULY 3

  • Scheduled Racing: 10 Races; Day 41 of 42
  • Gates Open: 11:30 a.m.
  • First Race/Last Race: 12:45-5:26 p.m.
  • Stakes Racing: $175,000 Hanshin
  • Tickets: General Admission ($7), Reserved Seating ($10), Reserved Dining ($42)
  • TV: FS2 (12:30-1:30 p.m.), FS1 (1:30-5:30 p.m.)
  • Smart TV App: Churchill Downs LIVE
  • Wager: TwinSpires.com

MONDAY, JULY 4 (CLOSING DAY)

  • Promotion: Military Appreciation Day – Free general admission for military; $32 Millionaires Row or Skye Terrace
  • Scheduled Racing: 9 Races; Day 42 of 42
  • Gates Open: 11:30 a.m.
  • First Race/Last Race: 12:45-4:55 p.m.
  • Stakes Racing: $175,000 Bashford Manor; $175,000 Debutante
  • Featured Simulcasts: GII Great Lady M (SA)
  • Tickets: General Admission ($7), Reserved Seating ($10), Reserved Dining ($42)
  • TV: FS2 (12:30-6 p.m.)
  • Smart TV App: Churchill Downs LIVE
  • Wager: TwinSpires.com
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