Big Plans At Play For Stephen Foster Preview Day

May 15, 2020

A multitude of stakes winners are on the card with five stakes races, $550,000 in purse money & 85 Derby points. 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Stephen Foster Preview Day on Saturday, May 23 at Churchill Downs is highlighted by five stakes including the $150,000 Matt Winn (Grade III) worth 50-20-10-5 points to the Top 4 finishers on the Road to the Kentucky Derby.  

Other stakes on the card are the $100,000 Blame (4-year-olds and up at one-mile); $100,000 Shawnee (fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles); $100,000 War Chant (3-year-olds at one-mile on turf) and $100,000 Tepin (3-year-old fillies at one-mile on turf).  

Here are some of the early probable entrants, according to Churchill Downs’ assistant racing secretary and stakes coordinator Dan Bork (with trainers):   

$150,000 Matt Winn (GIII)

Crypto Cash (Kenny McPeek)

Major Fed (Greg Foley)

Max Player (Linda Rice)

Maxfield (Brendan Walsh)

Necker Island (Stanley Hough)

Shake Some Action (Brad Cox)  

$100,000 Blame

Alwaysmining (Kelly Rubley)

Backyard Heaven (Mike Maker)

Bourbon Resolution (Ian Wilkes)

Global Campaign (Hough)

Long Range Toddy (Dallas Stewart)

Mr. Money (Bret Calhoun)

Owendale (Cox)

Wind of Change (Efren Loza Jr.)

$100,000 Shawnee

Awe Emma (Stewart)

Dunbar Road (Chad Brown) 

Motion Emotion (Richard Baltas)

$100,000 War Chant

Fenwick Station (Kenneally)

Field Pass (Maker)

Hieronymus (Cox)

Shared Sense (Cox)

Street Ready (Wilkes)

Turned Aside (Rice)  

$100,000 Tepin

Abscond (Eddie Kenneally)

Dominga (Cox)

Heir of Light (Norm Casse)

Jezebel’s Kitten (Cox)

Outburst (Kenneally)

Pass the Plate (Paul McGee)

Queen of God (Maker)

Sharing (Graham Motion)

Several of these horses are expected to put in their final works this weekend, including Godolphin’s $500,000 Breeders’ Futurity (GI) winner Maxfield who will remain at Keeneland for his final breeze prior to shipping to Churchill for the Matt Winn, according to trainer Brendan Walsh. Maxfield recorded a five-furlong bullet move in :59.20 out of the gate on May 10 at Keeneland with Jose Ortiz aboard.  

For a full list of nominations, visit:

Edited Press Release 

Photo: Graham Motion-trained Breeders’ Cup-winner Sharing, seen here in a workout at Palm Meadows, will compete in the Tepin Stakes on May 23 at Churchill Downs. 

@JakeBLues23231 @jonathanstettin @PastTheWire and selections were made at 8/1 12/1/10/1 M/L. Must be we are all so far ahead we pound!

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