(Altered Shot / Coady Photography & Courtesy of Churchill Downs)

From the Churchill Downs Media Team:

No horse has won four races in a single meet at Churchill Downs since 2005 but Steve Vanovich, Larry Craig and Speshell Racing’s 4-year-old filly Altered Shot is poised to attempt that feat prior to the closing of the 42-day Spring Meet.

          Altered Shot began her three-race win streak on Opening Night of the Spring Meet when she defeated four rivals by 2 ½ lengths in a $50,000 claiming event. Since that win, Altered Shot sports victories in a starter allowance event on May 21 and a first-level conditioned allowance on June 12. Altered Shot’s trainer Greg Foley has not made a final decision on which race she’ll run in prior to the closing of the meet July 4 but has a couple of options he’s keeping open.

          “She’s been in great form since we got her back going this year,” Foley said. “She ran once at Fair Grounds and may not have been quite as ready as we wanted that day. But, when we got her back here to Churchill we had confidence in her that she’d be ready to go. It’s not very often you can run upper-level horses this many times in a single meet because races sometimes won’t go. She’s rewarded us so far and we’re excited about running her before the meet closes.”

          Ironically, the last horse to win four races in a single meet at Churchill Downs was also trained by Foley. In 2005, Ellen’s Foxy Girl broke her maiden on May 5 and proceeded to win three more starts before she was claimed July 1.

          Since 1991 only nine horses have won four races in a single meet at Churchill Downs. Aside from Ellen’s Foxy Girl, the others are Shining Power (1991, trainer Neil Pessin); Aggresive Jay (1992, Jerry Romans and Bill Connelly); Rule Sixteen (1994, David MacLean and Bernie Flint); May I Inquire (1995, Frank Brothers and Jerry Romans); Rowdy Hero (1995, Gary “Red Dog” Hartlage), Brenda’s Ziggy (1996, Joe Lucas and Mark Danner); Cayenne (1997, James Hauswald and Earl Murphy) and Burning Marque (2000, Stan Hough).

KENTUCKY DERBY WINNER MANDALOUN WORKS SIX FURLONGS IN 1:12.40 FOR STEPHEN FOSTERJuddmonte’s 2021 Kentucky Derby (Grade I) winner Mandaloun continued his serious work for the $750,000 Stephen Foster (GII) on July 2 with a swift six-furlong move Sunday in 1:12.40 under regular jockey Florent Geroux.

          Mandaloun, who has been away from the races since finishing ninth in the $20 million Saudi Cup (GI) in February, began his move with fractions of :12.80, :36.40 and 1:00.20. He galloped out seven furlongs in 1:25.80, according to Churchill Downs clocker John Nichols.

          For Geroux, it was a whirlwind 24 hours and he necessarily wasn’t scheduled to work Mandaloun. Geroux was slated to ride Saturday at Monmouth Park but he didn’t make it to the Oceanport, New Jersey track because to several travel delays and caught an early flight back to Louisville for the 5:30 a.m. work.

          Nominations to the Stephen Foster closed Saturday and will be available onwww.churchilldowns.com/horsemen in the coming days.

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          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.

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DOWN THE STRETCH – There was a $32,392 carryover in the 20-cent Derby City 6 Sunday in Races 6-11. First post was 12:45 p.m. There also is a $5,750 carryover in the finale’s $1 Super Hi 5. … Racing at Churchill Downs will continue Wednesday-Sunday. For the latest information visit www.churchilldowns.com.

SUNDAY, JUNE 19 (FATHER’S DAY/JUNETEENTH)

  • Racing: 11 Races; Day 31 of 42
  • Gates Open: 11:30 a.m.
  • First Race/Last Race: 12:45-5:26 p.m.
  • Dirt: Fast
  • Carryover:

o   20-cent Derby City 6 Jackpot: $32,392

o   $1 Super Hi 5: $5,750

  • Featured Races:

o   Race 2 (1:14 p.m.) – Mdn 120k, 2yo f, 4 ½ F

o   Race 3 (1:43 p.m.) – Alw 127000n1x, 3&up, 1 M

o   Race 4 (2:13 p.m.) – Mdn 120k, 2yo, 5 ½ F

o   Race 9 (4:55 p.m.) – Mdn 120k, f&m, 1 M

o   Race 10 (5:26 p.m.) – OC 80000n1x, 3yo, 7 F

o   Race 11 (5:58 p.m.) – Mdn 120k, 3&up, 5 ½ F

  • Featured Simulcasts:

o   SA 7 (7:12 p.m.) – $125,000 San Juan Capistrano (GIII), 3&up, 1 ¾ M (T)

o   SA 11 (9:12 p.m.) – $100,000 American (GIII), 3&up, 1 M (T)

  • Milestone Watch:

o   Trainer Rusty Arnold (397 Churchill Downs wins) – one entry Sunday (Race 6)

o   Jockey Adam Beschizza (99 Churchill Downs wins) – five mounts Sunday (Races 1, 2, 5, 7, 10)

o   Trainer Mark Casse (292 Churchill Downs wins) – no entries Sunday

o   Trainer Bill Mott (749 Churchill Downs wins) – no entries Sunday

o   Jockey Marcelino Pedroza Jr. (97 Churchill Downs wins) – no mounts Sunday

o   Jockey Joe Rocco Jr. (198 Churchill Downs wins) – three mounts Sunday (Races 7, 8, 11)

o   Trainer Joe Sharp (93 Churchill Downs wins) – two entries Sunday (Races 2, 8)

  • Meet Leading Jockeys: Tyler Gaffalione (45); Ricardo Santana Jr. (24); Rafael Bejarano (23); Brian Hernandez Jr. (18); Florent Geroux (16)
  • Meet Leading Trainers: Brad Cox (17); Steve Asmussen (16); Mike Maker (11); Kenny McPeek (9); Joe Sharp (9); Brendan Walsh (9)
  • Meet Leading Owners: Rigney Racing LLC (5); Juddmonte (4); Silverton Hill LLC (4); Gary and Mary West (4); Albaugh Family Stables LLC (3); Steve Asmussen (3); Peter Brant (3); Built Wright Stables LLC (3); Godolphin LLC (3); David E. Miller (3); Stonestreet Stables LLC (3); Steve Vanovich, Larry Craig and Speshell Racing (3)
  • National Weather Service Forecast: Sunny, 81. Northeast wind 5-8 mph.
  • Tickets: General Admission ($9), Reserved Seating ($12), Reserved Dining ($54)
  • TV: FS1 (12:30-3 p.m.), FS2 (3-5 p.m.), FS1 (5-6 p.m.)
  • Smart TV App: Churchill Downs LIVE
  • Wager: TwinSpires.com

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22

  • Racing: 9 Races; Day 32 of 42
  • Gates Open: 11:30 a.m.
  • First Race/Last Race: 12:45-4:55 p.m.
  • National Weather Service Forecast: Sunny and hot, 98. 20% showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m.
  • Tickets: General Admission ($7), Reserved Seating ($10), Reserved Dining ($42)
  • TV: TBA
  • Smart TV App: Churchill Downs LIVE
  • Wager: TwinSpires.com

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 23

  • Promotion: Twilight Thursday – $2 select domestic can beer, live music (Dusty Bo), food trucks (Sweet N Savory; Crave a Go Go; Copper Kitchen; 502 Kitchen; and Flavorville)
  • Racing: 8 Races; Day 33 of 42
  • Gates Open: 4 p.m.
  • First Race/Last Race: 5-8:23 p.m.
  • Featured Races:

o   Race 5 (6:56 p.m.) – Mdn 120k, 2yo, 5 F

o   Race 6 (7:25 p.m.) – Alw 127000n1x, f&m, 1 M

o   Race 7 (7:54 p.m.) – OC 80000n3x, 3&up, 1 1/16 M

o   Race 8 (8:23 p.m.) – Mdn 120k, f&m, 1 3/16 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, JUNE 24

  • Scheduled Racing: 9 Races; Day 34 of 42
  • Gates Open: 11:30 a.m.
  • First Race/Last Race: 12:45-4:55 p.m.
  • National Weather Service Forecast: Sunny, 93.
  • 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

  • Scheduled Racing: 11 Races; Day 35 of 42
  • Gates Open: 11:30 a.m.
  • First Race/Last Race: 12:45-5:58 p.m.
  • Stakes Racing: GIII, $200,000 Chicago
  • Featured Simulcasts: GII Mother Goose (Bel); GIII Ohio Derby (Tdn)
  • National Weather Service Forecast: Mostly sunny and hot, 96.
  • 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

  • Scheduled Racing: 10 Races; Day 36 of 42
  • Gates Open: 11:30 a.m.
  • First Race/Last Race: 12:45-5:26 p.m.
  • Tickets: General Admission ($7), Reserved Seating ($10), Reserved Dining ($42)
  • TV: FS1 (12:30-1:30 p.m.), FS2 (1:30-5:30 p.m.)
  • Smart TV App: Churchill Downs LIVE
  • Wager: TwinSpires.com