LOUISVILLE, Ky.– Phoenix Thoroughbred’s three-time graded stakes winner Crazy Beautiful headlines a field of seven 3-year-old fillies that were entered in Friday’s $160,000 Seneca Overnight Stakes at Churchill Downs.
The 1 1/16-mile Seneca Overnight Stakes was carded as the featured ninth race on Friday’s 10-race card with a post time of 4:55 p.m. (all times Eastern). First post is 12:45 p.m.
Trained by Kenny McPeek, Crazy Beautiful has recorded three victories from six stars in her 3-year-old campaign with wins in the $300,000 Delaware Oaks (Grade III), $200,000 Summertime Oaks (GII) and $200,000 Gulfstream Park Oaks (GII). The well-traveled filly by Liam’s Map has competed at seven different racetracks since she began her career July 5, 2020, at Ellis Park but she has yet to record a win at Churchill Downs. Brian Hernandez Jr. has the mount from post No. 6.
The complete field for the Seneca Overnight Stakes from the rail out (with jockey and trainer):
1. Illiogami (Julien Leparoux, Rusty Arnold)
2. Moon Swag (Florent Geroux, Brendan Walsh)
3. Double Dawn (Chase Miller Waylon Cundiff)
4. Time for Glory (Colby Hernandez, Lynn Cash)
5. Played Hard (Tyler Gaffalione, Phil Bauer)
6. Crazy Beautiful (Hernandez, McPeek)
7. Oliviaofthedesert (Corey Lanerie, McPeek)
Wagering is available on www.TwinSpires.com, the official ADW of Churchill Downs Incorporated and its family of racetracks.
Next week will close out the 12-day September Meet at Churchill Downs. Thursday is the final Twilight Thursday presented by Blue Moon of the calendar year. The eight-race program has a first post of 5 p.m. and features $1 Blue Moon and select domestic beer, local food trucks and live music from Roadie on the Plaza Stage. Friday-Sunday’s racing has a first post of 12:45 p.m.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.churchilldowns.com/tickets.
Saturday’s 11-race program at Churchill Downs will feature the ninth running of the $400,000 Lukas Classic (Grade III) and 29th running of the $300,000 Ack Ack (GIII). Below are the probable entrants, according to Churchill Downs Assistant Racing Secretary and Stakes Coordinator Dan Bork:
$400,000 Lukas Classic (GIII) for 3-year-olds and up at 1 1/8 miles: Independence Hall (trainer Michael McCarthy); Knicks Go (Brad Cox); Shared Sense (Cox); and Tacitus (Bill Mott).
$300,000 Ack Ack (GIII) for 3-year-olds and up at one-mile: Aloha West (Wayne Catalano); Atoka (D. Wayne Lukas); Exculpatory (Mark Reid); Mr Dumas (John Ortiz); and Rushie(Michael McCarthy).
Entries will be drawn Wednesday.
King Fury earns 97 Brisnet Speed Rating in Bourbon Trail romp
Fern Circle Stable and ThreeChimneys Farm’s classy multiple stakes winner King Fury earned a stout 97 Brisnet speed rating for his scintillating 13-length victory Saturday in the first running of the $275,000 Bourbon Trail.
Trained by Kenny McPeek, King Fury’s final 1 3/16 clocking was 1:56.01, which was just .04 off the track record set by Idol last November.
Also on Saturday’s card, Columbine Stable’s Carribean Caper earned a 93 Brisnet speed rating for her six-length romp in the $275,000 Dogwood (GIII) and SAB Stable’s Everett’s Song earned a 93 Brisnet speed rating for his closing win in the $275,000 Harrods Creek.
DOWN THE STRETCH – There was a $54,741 carryover in the 20-cent Derby City 6 on Sunday that spanned Races 5-10. First post was 12:45 p.m. … Jockey Kent Desormeaux is scheduled to return to California on Saturday, according to agent Jake Romans. … Best wishes are extended to Churchill Downs outrider Lee Lockwood, who competed Sunday in the Ironman competition in Augusta, Ga. … Fans who are unable to make it to Churchill Downs for the races can download and watch all the action on the Churchill Downs LIVE app. The Churchill Downs LIVE app is available free of charge on Amazon, Apple TV and Roku and features full access to the HD live stream of the Churchill Downs simulcast signal and three additional angles including the Saddling Paddock.
Kevin Kerstein/Publicity Manager, Churchill Downs
Photo: Crazy Beautiful works for the 2021 Kentucky Derby. (Churchill Downs/Coady Photography)