Heavily-favored Gun Runner shook off a brief challenge from Stanford and drew away easily under jockey Florent Geroux for an easy 7-length victory in Churchill Downs’ Stephen Foster Handicap on Saturday, June 17, 2017.
Songbird makes her season debut Saturday in the $750,000 Ogden Phipps Stakes for fillies and mares on the Belmont Stakes undercard. This will be the first start for Songbird since her first career defeat last November in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Santa Anita.
A 96-year-old trainer made history Saturday when he became the oldest to win a Thoroughbred race. Jerry Bozzo earned the distinction when Cotton Tooyah won the second race on Saturday at Gulfstream Park.