(Sconsin and trainer Greg Foley / Coady Photography)
From the Churchill Downs Media Team:
Saturday’s $300,000 Dream Supreme at Churchill Downs will be the sixth time multiple stakes-winning sprinters Bell’s the One and Sconsin will face one another. Here are some additional details about the duo leading into the race:
Bell’s the One
– Owner: Lothenbach Stables
– Trainer: Neil Pessin
– Jockey: Corey Lanerie
– Morning Line Odds: 7-5
– Lifetime Record: 21-10-4-2
– Career Earnings: $1,336,825
– Last Three Brisnet Speed Ratings: 101, 99, 95
– 2021 Record: 6-3-2-0
– Churchill Downs Record: 7-3-3-0
– Most Notable Win: A nose victory in the $500,000 Derby City Distaff (GI)
– Last Workout: four furlongs, :48.60
– Number of Times Defeated Sconsin: 3
– Owner: Lloyd Madison Farm
– Trainer: Greg Foley
– Jockey: Tyler Gaffalione
– Morning Line Odds: 9-5
– Lifetime Record: 15-5-4-1
– Career Earnings: $783,362
– Last Three Brisnet Speed Ratings: 99, 100, 97
– 2021 Record: 6-2-2-0
– Churchill Downs Record: 7-4-2-0
– Most Notable Win: A 2 ¼-length victory in the $300,000 Eight Belles (GII) in 2020
– Last Workout: four furlongs, :49.60
– Number of Times Defeated Bell’s the One: 2
Although rivals within the race, Foley and Pessin are friends off the track.
“Neil (Pessin) is one of our friends and we’re really excited for this matchup once again,” trainer Greg Foley said. “Our filly (Sconsin) looks great, has been training great and we’re glad we were able to keep her home for this race. She loves Churchill and she gets to run out of her own stall.”
The six-furlong Dream Supreme will go as Race 10 of 11 with a post time of 5:36 p.m. (all times Eastern). First post is 1 p.m.
Among the other rivals in the Dream Supreme field is M Bar O’s six-time winner Elle Z. Trained by Chris Hartman, Elle Z sports victories on both dirt and turf and enters the race following a second-place finish behind Yes It’s Ginger in the $100,000 Kentucky Downs Ladies Sprint Preview at Ellis Park.
“She’s a really nice filly but she’ll have to run the race of her life against Sconsin and Bell’s the One,” Hartman said. “You can’t run the race of your life if you don’t enter. We’ll see what happens.”
Here’s the complete field from the rail out (with jockey and trainer): Blinkers (Armando Martinez, Kelli Martinez, 50-1); Elle Z (Mitchell Murrill, Hartman, 8-1); Vintage Ready (John McKee, Eric Reed, 30-1); Sconsin (Gaffalione, Foley, 9-5); Club Car (Joel Rosario, Ben Colebrook, 4-1); Bell’s the One (Lanerie, Pessin, 7-5); and Frank’s Rockette (Florent Geroux, Bill Mott, 9-2).
TV SCHEDULE – Racing from Churchill Downs will air each race day on the Churchill Downs LIVE app. The app is available free of charge on streaming services such as Amazon, Apple TV and Roku. Most races also will be covered on the Fox Sports family of networks as part of “America’s Day at the Races.” Here is the updated TV schedule for racing this week:
- Friday: 12-5:30 p.m., Fox Sports 2
- Saturday: 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 4-6 p.m., Fox Sports 2
- Sunday: 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 2-6 p.m., Fox Sports 2
PDJF BENEFIT FRIDAY NIGHT AT VFW – A benefit for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) will be held Friday at 6 p.m. at the V.F.W. Post 6182 across the street from Churchill Downs at 992 Longfield Ave. in Louisville. There will be guest jockey bartenders, live music from the Stormin Norman Bluegrass Band, food, 50/50 games and prizes.
FREE CHURCHILL DOWNS CALENDAR ON SATURDAY – A free 2022 Churchill Downs Calendar sponsored by Humana will be given to the first 5,000 guests in attendance on Saturday, Nov. 13. The colorful calendar features major event listings and vivid and memorable images from the Kentucky Derby and around the historic racetrack.
FORMER CHURCHILL DOWNS RACETRACK PRESIDENT FLANERY TO BE HONORED SATURDAY NIGHT WITH KTO’S WARNER JONES AWARD – Kevin Flanery, who retired as the 13th Churchill Downs Racetrack President last December, will be honored Saturday with the Warner L. Jones Jr. Horseman of the Year Award at the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners’ 33rd annual awards gala at the Kentucky Derby Museum.
Cocktails begin at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are available for $125, which include dinner and drinks, by contacting Marlene Meyer at (502) 458-5820.
The award recognizes individuals for outstanding contributions to Kentucky racing and sharing the passion exemplified by Jones, who spent 50 years on the Churchill Downs board, including eight as chairman during the iconic track’s resurgence. Warner Jones – the first, and so far only breeder of a Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks and Breeders’ Cup winner – was the inaugural award winner in 1988, six years before his death.
Steve Asmussen, the 2020 recipient, also will be honor because last year’s event was not able to be staged.
LOUISVILLE THOROUGHBRED SOCIETY TO HOST CHILI ON THE TERRACE SATURDAY NIGHT – The Louisville Thoroughbred Society in downtown Louisville will host “Chili on the Terrace” on Saturday from 6-11 p.m. The event will be held in memory of the late jockey Miguel Mena.
The Louisville Thoroughbred Society, a premier, private club with pari-mutuel betting machines, invites all trainers and jockeys and their families and friends to the event after the races at 209 E. Main St. No ticket is required. A complementary bowl of chili is included.
In additional to wagering, the Louisville Thoroughbred Society features a cigar humidor and lounge, a whiskey bar with rare bourbons, scotches and whiskeys and a rooftop fire pit for enjoyment.
For additional information, visit thelouisvillethoroughbredsociety.com or call the club at (502) 416-1282.
DOWN THE STRETCH – Racing continued Friday at Churchill Downs with a first post of 1 p.m. There was a $72,133 carryover in the 20-cent Derby City 6 in Races 4-9. … “Inside Churchill Downs” will air Friday at 6 p.m. on ESPN 680/105.7. Join hosts Darren Rogers, Kevin Kerstein and Scott Shapiro as the trio relives the Breeders’ Cup World Championships and previews Saturday’s program from Churchill Downs. The live stream of the show is available on www.espnlouisville.com. Next Friday, Nov. 19, will be the season finale of the program. … First Responders Day with free admission or a discounted $29 ticket to Millionaires Row for active first responders is Sunday. … For more information about the Fall Meet, visit www.churchilldowns.com