Churchill Downs Press Release
LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Thomas Galvin’s multiple Louisiana-bred stakes winner Norah G will face nine rivals that entered Saturday night’s featured 48th running of the $300,000 Dogwood Stakes (Grade III) at Churchill Downs.
Saturday’s “Downs After Dark” program will get underway at 6 p.m. (all times Eastern) and the Dogwood will go as Race 10 at 10:42 p.m. The 11-race card will also include the $300,000 Bourbon Trail, $300,000 Harrods Creek and $175,000 Seneca Overnight Stakes.
Norah G, trained by Patricia West, will make her first start outside Louisiana but will ship to Kentucky with a solid résumé that includes victories in the Louisiana Futurity at Fair Grounds and Louisiana Cup Filly and Mare Sprint. Norah G last competed Aug. 27 at Louisiana Downs on turf where she showed her versatility and easily defeated nine rivals by two lengths. Jockey Rey Gutierrez will have the call from post No. 8.
The Dogwood field features several accomplished fillies including Pea Patch Stakes runner-up Twice as Sweet; Catherine Sophia Stakes runner-up Yesternight; Audubon Oaks runner-up and third-place finishers Flamand and Santa Fe Gold; Valdale Stakes winner B G Warrior; and allowance winner Alexa Lou.
Here is the complete Dogwood field in order of post positons (with jockey and trainer): Yesternight (James Graham, Lindsay Schultz); Metaphysical (Ricardo Santana Jr., Jeff Hiles); Flamand (Mitchell Murrill, Elias Lopez); B G Warrior (Joe Ramos, Ron Kahles); Lady Radler (Jesus Castanon, Mike Campbell); Santa Fe Gold (Francisco Arrieta, Bret Calhoun); Twice as Sweet (Declan Cannon, Brendan Walsh); Norah G (Gutierrez, West); and Alexa Lou (Julien Leparoux, Dallas Stewart).