June 17 – 18 Stakes Races

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Churchill Downs

June 17, 2017

Preview of Downs After Dark 5 stakes on Saturday night.

G1 Stephen F. Foster Stakes: $500,000 for 3YO & Up going 9F on Dirt
G2 Fleur de Lis Handicap: $200,000 for Fillies & Mares 3YO & Up going 9F on Dirt
G2 Wise Dan: $200,000 for 3YO & Up going 8.5F on Turf
G3 Regret Stakes: $100,000 for Fillies 3YO going 9F on Turf
G3 Matt Winn Stakes: $100,000 for 3YO going 8.5F on Dirt

Belmont Park

June 17, 2017

Dancin Renee Stakes: $100,000 for NY-breds, Fillies & Mares 3YO & Up going 6F on Dirt

June 18, 2017

Races Canceled

G3 Poker Stakes: $300,000 for 4YO & Up going 8F on Turf

Santa Anita

June 17, 2017

G2 Honeymoon Stakes: $200,000 for Fillies 3YO going 9F on Turf
G2 Summertime Oaks: $200,000 for 3YO going 8.5F on Dirt

June 18, 2017

G3 Desert Stormer Stakes: $100,000 for Fillies & Mares 3YO & Up going 6F on Dirt

Monmouth Park

June 18, 2017

G3 Pegasus Stakes: $100,000 for 3YO going 8.5F on Dirt

G3 Salvator Mile: $100,000

Woodbine Racecourse

June 18, 2017

Trillum Stakes: $100,000 for Fillies & Mares 3YO & Up going 8.5F on synthetic

The horse broke well today,” Gaffalione said. “I had the horse inside, Dunph, going to the lead and then (Gun It) showed a little bit of speed. When I saw they were intent on going I just tried to get him back and got him to relax. He came back to me nicely and settled well down the backside. Got a little keen going into the far turn and wanted to move a little early. But I didn’t want to take too much away from him so I tried to sit as long as I could. He was waiting on horses down the lane but I kept him at task and there was plenty of horse there.”

“Mark (Casse, the trainer) and his team have done a great job,” Gaffalione said. “They’ve had a ton of confidence in this horse the whole way. It’s just an honor to be able to ride the horse. He’s just so professional, trains great and he’s a pleasure to be around.”

Tyler Gaffalione, Rode of War of Will to victory in the G2 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds

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