Twenty-five Keeneland sales alumni – led by Grade 1 winners Monomoy Girl and Midnight Bisou, early favorites for the $1 million Kentucky Oaks (G1), along with 2017 Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Always Dreaming and 2017 Oaks winner Abel Tasman – are entered in six graded stakes featured on Friday’s card at Churchill Downs.
Jorge Ricardo, who has ridden more winners than any jockey in Thoroughbred racing history, is scheduled to ride Some in Time’s Some in Tieme (Brz) in Saturday’s $250,000 Dixiana Elkhorn (G2). The 1½-mile turf stakes is the ninth race on the 10-race program with a post time of 5:30 p.m. ET.
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Four trainers have won the Maker’s 46 Mile (G1) twice. On Friday, Hall of Fame conditioner Bill Mott will try to become the first to win the race three times when he sends out Ballagh Rocks and Forge (GB).
Although Mendelssohn aims to become the first European shipper to plunder the Kentucky Derby (G1), and the first to use the UAE Derby (G2) as a path to glory at Churchill Downs, he’s no exotic foreigner.