(Bango and trainer Greg Foley / Photos by Holly M. Smith)
From the Churchill Downs Media Team / Darren Rogers:
BANGO FINALIZES TRAINING PRIOR TO RECORD-TYING ATTEMPT IN LOUISVILLE THOROUGHBRED SOCIETY
Tamaroak Partners’ Bango is one win away from tying the all-time documented wins record at Churchill Downs and his trainer, Greg Foley, has been confident in his prized sprinter during his final training sessions ahead of Saturday’s $300,000 Louisville Thoroughbred Society Stakes.
Bango, a 10-time winner beneath the historic Twin Spires, needs just one win to tie the documented record of Ready’s Rocket. The homebred son of Congrats has remained based in Kentucky throughout the summer and has continued to train well at Churchill Downs, according to Foley. Bango schooled twice in the paddock, Monday and Wednesday, and has been on the track for regular training sessions.
“He’s doing great and looks like a million bucks,” Foley said. “It would be great for this horse and my owners to have a place in the history books at Churchill Downs. This is our home and the owners have invested a lot into this game. This horse is very special to us.”
Jockey Tyler Gaffalione will be back aboard Bango from post 4.
The six-furlong Louisville Thoroughbred Society will go as Race 4 on the 11-race stakes bonanza. First post is 12:45 p.m.
Here is the complete field for the Louisville Thoroughbred Society (with jockey, trainer and morning line odds): Baytown Bear (Jane Elliot, Paul McEntee, 30-1); Awesome Aaron (Rafael Bejarano, Troy Green, 30-1); Strobe (Florent Geroux, Brad Cox, 6-5); Bango (Gaffalione, Foley, 1-1); Gulfstream Way (Ricardo Santana Jr., Norm Casse, 6-1); and Necker Island (Mitchell Murrill, Chris Hartman, 8-1).