Restless Rider Stands Out in Golden Rod Stakes

Restless Rider winning the Debutante Stakes - Coady Photography There are some very promising young fillies entered in Saturday’s $200,000 Golden Rod Stakes (gr. II) at Churchill Downs, but by pretty much any metric you choose, #5 Restless Rider is the horse to beat. Already the daughter of Distorted Humor has emerged as one of the best two-year-old fillies in the country, sandwiching runner-up efforts in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) at Churchill Downs and the [...]

Breeders’ Cup Among Highlights of September and Fall Meets at Churchill Downs

The Twin Spires at Churchill Downs - Coady Photography Starting this Friday and continuing through the end of November, Churchill Downs racetrack—home of the Kentucky Derby—will host a pair of race meets that will showcase some of the most accomplished older horses and the most promising young runners in the sport of Thoroughbred racing. The first meet, scheduled for September 14th through September 30th, will offer eight stakes races (five of them graded) that could serve as springboards to [...]

Unbeaten Monomoy Girl heads Golden Rod Stakes

Monomoy Girl wins the Rags to Riches Stakes. Pic: Coady Photography. Monomoy Girl attempts to extend her unbeaten record to four, and enhance her Kentucky Oaks credentials, when she contests the Golden Rod Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs Nov. 25. The Tapizar filly has won all three of her starts comfortably, and at her biggest test, the one-mile Rags to Riches Stakes at Churchill Downs Oct. 29, she won by 6 ½ lengths. Trained by Brian Cox, Monomoy [...]