(Impressive 2YO winner Andthewinneris has promising career ahead in Bashford Manor Stakes / Coady Photography)

From the Churchill Downs Media Team:

Susan Moulton’s 2-year-old colt Andthewinneris garnered a lot of attention when he rallied from 7 ¾ lengths off the early pace to break his maiden by two-lengths on the Keeneland turf course. Now, the precocious son of Oscar Performance is set to test dirt in the $175,000 Bashford Manor on Churchill Downs’ closing day program on Monday, July 4.

          Trained by Wayne Catalano, Andthewinneris was previously breezing on turf at Keeneland but arrived at Churchill Downs in early June to work over the dirt course.

          “There were, and still are, a lot of options we had for him after he broke his maiden,” Catalano said. “I sent him over here to see how he’d handle this dirt course and he cruised (June 18) over this track (a half-mile in :46.80, the best of 156 at the distance). He worked :46 and change and galloped out really strong. We popped him out of the gate (Sunday) and just let him go easy (half-mile in :49.60) so he can feel what it’s like to break out of the gate on the dirt. He’s shown us a lot of promise when he won first out. Susan (Moulton) bred him and he’s a really nice looking colt.”

          Andthewinneris earned a 79 Brisnet Speed Rating for his debut win on April 28.

          Andthewinneris is by eight-time turf winning stallion Oscar Performance. His dam, Run Like The Boss, who is by Scat Daddy, had one win on turf and one on a sloppy track. There are several turf progeny in the immediate family of Andthewinneris but his third dam, Santona (CHI), produced Grand Hombre who won the 2003 Pennsylvania Derby and finished second in the Indiana Derby.

          The Bashford Manor is one of three stakes events on the closing day program. It’ll be joined by the $175,000 Debutante (Listed) for 2-year-old fillies and the $175,000 Hanshin presented by the JRA (Listed) for 4-year-olds and up. Entries will be taken Thursday.

STEPHEN FOSTER CONTENDER LAST SAMURAI WORKS FIVE FURLONGS IN 1:01.40 FOR NEW TRAINER LUKASWillis Horton’s $1 million Oaklawn Handicap (Grade II) hero Last Samuraicompleted his major preparation Sunday toward Saturday’s $750,000 Stephen Foster (GII) but it was for new trainer D. Wayne Lukas instead of Dallas Stewart.

The classy Last Samurai completed a five-furlong move at Churchill Downs in 1:01.40 Sunday at 7:30 a.m. The four-time winner had competed his 15 lifetime starts under the care of Stewart but was recently transferred to Lukas, along with several other of Horton’s horses.

          Last Samurai, a 4-year-old son of Malibu Moon, began his 2022 campaign with a seventh-place finish in the $600,000 Razorback Handicap (GIII) at Oaklawn. Last Samurai finished second behind multiple stakes winner Lone Rock in the $150,000 Temperance Hill prior to his 12-1 upset victory in the Oaklawn Handicap.

          Saturday’s 1 1/8-mile Stephen Foster is scheduled to be headlined by multiple graded stakes winnersMandaloun and Olympiad. Entries for the Stephen Foster will be taken Wednesday.

STAKES PROBABLES – Here are the probable entrants to all 11 stakes that will be held on closing week of the Spring Meet, according to Churchill Downs Assistant Racing Secretary and Stakes Coordinator Dan Bork:

  • $750,000 Stephen Foster (GII) on Saturday, July 2 at 1 1/8 miles for 4-year-olds and up, a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Classic event: Americanrevolution (trainer Todd Pletcher); Last Samurai (D. Wayne Lukas); Mandaloun (Brad Cox); Olympiad (Bill Mott); Proxy (Mike Stidham); and Title Ready(Dallas Stewart). Possible: Caddo River (Brad Cox).
  • $350,000 Fleur de Lis (GII) on Saturday July 2 at 1 1/8 miles for fillies and mares 4-year-olds and up:Ava’s Grace (Robertino Diodoro); Pauline’s Pearl (Steve Asmussen); She’s All Wolfe (Donnie K. Von Hemel); Shedaresthedevil (Brad Cox); Super Quick (Norm Casse); and Will’s Secret (D. Wayne Lukas).
  • $350,000 Wise Dan (GII) on Saturday, July 2 at 1 1/16 miles on turf for 4-year-olds and up: Atone (Mike Maker); Cavalry Charge (Dallas Stewart); and Somelikeithotbrown (Mike Maker).
  • $200,000 American Derby (Listed) on Saturday, July 2 at 1 1/16 miles on turf for 3-year-olds: Grand Sonata (Todd Pletcher); Kitodan (Eric Forster); and Ready to Purrform (Brad Cox).
  • $200,000 Tepin (Listed) on Saturday, July 2 at one mile on turf for 3-year-old fillies: Beside Herself(Todd Pletcher); Distorted Secrets (Carl Deville); and Zawish (Helen Pitts-Blasi).
  • $160,000 Kelly’s Landing Overnight Stakes (Listed) on Saturday, July 2 at 6 ½ furlongs for 3-year-olds and up: Bango (Greg Foley); and Startdfromdabottom (John Ennis).
  • $160,000 Anchorage Overnight Stakes on Sunday, July 3 at one mile on turf for fillies and mares 4-year-olds and up: Hendy Woods (Mark Casse).
  • $160,000 Maxfield Overnight Stakes on Sunday, July 3 at seven furlongs for 3-year-olds: My Prankster(Todd Pletcher). Possible: Conagher (Mike Tomlinson).
  • $175,000 Bashford Manor (Listed) on Monday, July 4 at six furlongs for 2-year-olds: Andthewinneris(Wayne Catalano); Fit to Fly (Larry Rivelli); Mr. Gordy (John Hancock); and Simply Super (Mike Maker).
  • $175,000 Debutante (Listed) on Monday, July 4 at six furlongs for 2-year-old fillies: Crackalacking(Sarah Hamilton); Devious Dame (Norm Casse): Motown Mischief (Tim Hamm); and Summer Promise (D. Wayne Lukas).
  • $175,000 Hanshin presented by the JRA (Listed) on Monday, July 4 at one mile for 4-year-olds and up: Awesome Gerry (Saffie Joseph Jr.); Necker Island (Chris Hartman); and Runnin Ray (Joe Sharp). Possible: Candy Tycoon (Norm Casse); and Plainsman (Brad Cox).

Entries for Saturday’s card will be drawn Wednesday while Sunday and Monday’s cards will be drawn Thursday.

Turf racing for the first two carded stakes events will be conducted in Lane 2, 12 feet from the inside rail. The next two stakes events will be run on Lane 1. The four weekend turf stakes will be the only races run over the turf course next week.

CHURCHILL DOWNS TO HOST JOCKEYS & JEANS STEPHEN FOSTER DAY – Churchill Downs will partner with Jockeys & Jeans for a public benefit toward the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund on July 2 as part of Stephen Foster Day.

          Jockeys & Jeans will host more than 25 retired jockeys for their event including Hall of Famers Braulio Baeza, Bill Boland, Don Brumfield, Steve Cauthen, Pat Day, Earlie Fires, Sandy Hawley, Julie Krone,Chris McCarron, Craig Perret, Laffit Pincay Jr., Edgar Prado, Jose Santos and Gary Stevens.

          Fans will be able to meet those riders and more with an autograph session in the Plaza from 3-4:15 p.m. There also will be a silent auction in the second floor of the Clubhouse beginning at 11:45 a.m. Admission gates will open at 11:30 a.m. and first post is 12:45 p.m.

          Guests can also purchase a ticket to the Jockeys & Jeans private event in the Triple Crown Room that includes a buffet lunch, autographed Jockeys & Jeans poster and a meet and greet with Hall of Fame jockeys and fallen riders. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased online athttps://www.ticketmaster.com/event/16005B5CAD1637A6?did=jockey.

          Jockeys & Jeans was founded by a group of former jockeys who wanted to honor the courage of those who suffered catastrophic injuries on the racetrack. The event will host several riders who were permanently injured on the racetrack such as Gary Birzer, Stacy Burton, Jack Fires, Armando Rivera and Mike Straight.

          For more information about Jockeys & Jeans, visit www.jockeysandjeans.com.

CHURCHILL DOWNS LIVE AVAILABLE ON SMART TVs – The Churchill Downs LIVE app is available free of charge on streaming services such as Amazon, Apple TV and Roku. Fans can download the Churchill Downs LIVE app for full access to a free HD live stream of the Churchill Downs simulcast signal and three additional angles including the saddling paddock.

          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.

          Wagering is available on www.TwinSpires.com, the official ADW of Churchill Downs Incorporated and the Kentucky Derby.

 

DOWN THE STRETCH – There was a $56,406 carryover in the 20-cent Derby City 6 Sunday in Races 4-9. First post was 12:45 p.m. … Jockeys Florent Geroux and Declan Cannon both started a three-day suspension Sunday. … For the latest information on the Spring Meet, visit www.churchilldowns.com.

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 26

  • Racing: 9 Races; Day 36 of 42
  • Gates Open: 11:30 a.m.
  • First Race/Last Race: 12:45-4:55 p.m.
  • Dirt: Fast
  • Carryovers:

o   20-cent Derby City 6 Jackpot: $56,406

  • Featured Races:

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

o   Race 3 (1:43 p.m.) – Mdn Auction 92k, 2yo, 5 ½ F

o   Race 5 (2:45 p.m.) – OC 62500n2x, 3&up, 5 ½ F

o   Race 7 (3:50 p.m.) – Mdn Auction 92k, 2yo, 5 ½ F

o   Race 8 (4:22 p.m.) – Alw 127000n1x, f&m, 6 F

o   Race 9 (4:55 p.m.) – Mdn 120k, f&m, 6 ½ F

  • Milestone Watch:

o   Trainer Rusty Arnold (397 Churchill Downs wins) – one entry Sunday (Race 9)

o   Trainer Mark Casse (292 Churchill Downs wins) – one entry Sunday (Race 3)

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

o   Jockey Joe Rocco Jr. (198 Churchill Downs wins) – two mounts Sunday (Races 3, 9)

o   Trainer Joe Sharp (96 Churchill Downs wins) – no entries Sunday

  • Meet Leading Jockeys: Tyler Gaffalione (49); Ricardo Santana Jr. (29); Rafael Bejarano (27); Brian Hernandez Jr. (21); Florent Geroux (19)
  • Meet Leading Trainers: Brad Cox (22); Steve Asmussen (17); Mike Maker (12); Joe Sharp (12); Kenny McPeek (11)
  • Meet Leading Owners: Rigney Racing LLC (6); Gary and Mary West (6); Juddmonte (5); Albaugh Family Stables LLC (4); Silverton Hill LLC (4)
  • National Weather Service Forecast: Mostly cloudy, 88. 40% showers and thunderstorms after noon. West wind 7-10 mph.
  • Tickets: General Admission ($7), Reserved Seating ($10), Reserved Dining ($42)
  • TV: FS1 (12:30-1:30 p.m.), FS2 (1:30-3:30 p.m.), FS1 (3:30-5:30 p.m.)
  • Smart TV App: Churchill Downs LIVE
  • Wager: TwinSpires.com

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29

  • Racing: 8 Races; Day 37 of 42
  • Gates Open: 11:30 a.m.
  • First Race/Last Race: 12:45-4:22 p.m.
  • Featured Races:

o   Race 2 (1:14 p.m.) – Mdn 120k, 2yo f, 5 ½ F

o   Race 4 (2:13 p.m.) – Mdn Auction 92k, 2yo f, 5 ½ F

o   Race 7 (3:50 p.m.) – OC 80000n3x, f&m, 7 F

  • National Weather Service Forecast: Sunny, 88.
  • Tickets: General Admission ($7), Reserved Seating ($10), Reserved Dining ($42)
  • TV: FS2 (12:30-5 p.m.)
  • Smart TV App: Churchill Downs LIVE
  • Wager: TwinSpires.com

THURSDAY, JUNE 30

  • Promotion: Twilight Thursday – $2 select domestic can beer, live music (The Never B’s), food trucks (Sweet N Savory; All Thaid Up; Crave a Go Go; Crave Street Kitchen; 502 Kitchen; and Flavorville)
  • Racing: 8 Races; Day 38 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.) – OC 62500n2x, f&m, 1 1/16 M

o   Race 7 (7:54 p.m.) – Alw 127000n1x, 3&up, 1 M

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

  • Scheduled Racing: 11 Races; Day 39 of 42
  • Gates Open: 11:30 a.m.
  • First Race/Last Race: 12:45-5:58 p.m.
  • National Weather Service Forecast: Sunny, 92. 40% showers and thunderstorms.
  • 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, JULY 2 (STEPHEN FOSTER DAY)

  • Event: Jockeys & Jeans benefitting the PDJF

o   Stephen Foster Day will feature exciting stakes racing and the opportunity to support “Jockeys & Jeans” as they host their eighth annual fundraising event benefiting the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. The PDJF is an independent charitable organization that provides financial assistance to jockeys who have suffered catastrophic on-track injuries.

o   Tickets to the event include:

  • Access to the Triple Crown Room including a buffet lunch and cash bar
  • Jockeys & Jeans event programming
  • Autographed Jockeys & Jeans poster
  • Meet and Greet with Hall of Fame Jockeys and others including Braulio Baeza, Bill Boland, Don Brumfield, Steve Cauthen, Jean Cruguet, Pat Day, Earlie Fires, Sandy Hawley, Julie Krone, Mike Manganello, Chris McCarron, Craig Perrett, Laffit Pincay Jr., Edgar Prado, Shane Sellers, Jose Santos and Gary Stevens

o   Public Events:

  • 11:45 a.m. to Race 8 – Jockeys & Jeans Public Silent Auction (2nd Floor Clubhouse near PEB mural)
  • 3-4:15 p.m. – Jockeys & Jeans Autograph Session (Plaza mutuel line under the Paddock Balcony)
  • Scheduled Racing: 12 Races; Day 40 of 42
  • Gates Open: 11:30 a.m.
  • First Race/Last Race: 12:45-6:27 p.m.
  • Stakes Racing: GII, $750,000 Stephen Foster; GII, $350,000 Fleur de Lis; GII, $350,000 Wise Dan; $200,000 American Derby; $200,000 Tepin; $160,000 Kelly’s Landing Overnight Stakes; $160,000 Anchorage Overnight Stakes; $160,000 Maxfield Overnight Stakes
  • Featured Simulcasts: GII John A. Nerud (Bel); GII Princess Rooney (GP); GIII Delaware Oaks (Del); GIII Dwyer (Bel); GIII Kent (Del); GIII Smile Sprint (GP)
  • National Weather Service Forecast: Partly sunny, 86. 60% showers and possibly a thunderstorm.
  • Tickets: General Admission ($9), Reserved Seating ($12), Reserved Dining ($54)
  • Event: Jockeys and Jeans charity event benefiting the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund
  • TV: FS1 (12:30-3 p.m.), FS2 (3-5 p.m.), NBC (4-6 p.m.)
  • Smart TV App: Churchill Downs LIVE
  • Wager: TwinSpires.com

 

SUNDAY, JULY 3

  • Scheduled Racing: 10 Races; Day 41 of 42
  • Gates Open: 11:30 a.m.
  • First Race/Last Race: 12:45-5:26 p.m.
  • Stakes Racing: $175,000 Hanshin
  • Tickets: General Admission ($7), Reserved Seating ($10), Reserved Dining ($42)
  • TV: FS2 (12:30-1:30 p.m.), FS1 (1:30-5:30 p.m.)
  • Smart TV App: Churchill Downs LIVE
  • Wager: TwinSpires.com

 

MONDAY, JULY 4 (CLOSING DAY)

  • Promotion: Military Appreciation Day – Free general admission for military; $32 Millionaires Row or Skye Terrace
  • Scheduled Racing: 9 Races; Day 42 of 42
  • Gates Open: 11:30 a.m.
  • First Race/Last Race: 12:45-4:55 p.m.
  • Stakes Racing: $175,000 Bashford Manor; $175,000 Debutante
  • Featured Simulcasts: GII Great Lady M (SA)
  • Tickets: General Admission ($7), Reserved Seating ($10), Reserved Dining ($42)
  • TV: FS2 (12:30-6 p.m.)
  • Smart TV App: Churchill Downs LIVE
  • Wager: TwinSpires.com