News and Notes for June 7, 2019

Will Kari’s homebred She’s Pretty Lucky (Lookin at Lucky – Pretty Amusing) is in a field of 10 for the $125,000 (Gr 3) Old Forester Mint Julep Stakes for fillies and mares going a mile and a sixteenth on the turn at Churchill Downs on Saturday.

Trained by Eddie Kenneally, she won her last out in a 1 1/16 mile allowance optional claiming race here on the turf on May 10th. She has been given odds of 8 – 1.

Also in this race, Carl R. Moore Management & Brad Grady have Mom’s on Strike, a Florida-bred with odds of 7 – 2.

Eclipse award winning trainer Steve Asmussen will send out three at Belmont on Saturday, including 1 – 1 favorite Midnight Bisou in the $700,000 (Gr 1) Ogden Phipps Stakes.

In the $400,000 (Gr 1) Woody Stephens Stakes, he will saddle 10 – 1 Nitrous, and 3 – 1 Mitole for owners Bill and Corinne Heiligbrodt of Houston in the $1,200,000 Runhappy Metropolitan Mile Handicap.

Best of luck to all!

The next Roses to Ribbons Old Fashioned Horse Fair is scheduled for Saturday, July 13th in the Paddock area of Lone Star Park.

This is an opportunity to showcase Thoroughbred horses that need to come off the track and be rehomed to start new careers such as dressage, hunter/jumper, trail riding, barrel racing, polo, etc. This is not an auction – private sales will be negotiated between buyers and sellers.

Minimal preparation is required for the Roses to Ribbons event. Horses will be presented walking in hand in the paddock. Prospective buyers will view all available horses. Veterinary history and evaluation of your horse’s demeanor and personality will be helpful for buyers wanting to make an informed decision. If you have a special Thoroughbred and would like to participate, please contact Tracy Sheffield at 512.395.5314 or by email to

NOTES: The Texas Racing Commission will meet in Austin on Tuesday, June 11th.  The agenda is available at …The consignment deadline for the August 26 Texas Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale to be conducted at Lone Star Park is June 17th.  More information is available at