Churchill Downs Selections, Day 1–Thursday, September 16, 2021

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The 2021 September Meet begins at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. on Thursday, September 16. Post time for the first of eight races is 5:00 P.M. (Eastern). Coady Photography

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Twilight Thursday Kicks Off 12-Day Meet

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William S. Farish’s Bears Watching returns to action off a six-month layoff in the sixth race at Churchill Downs on September 16. Coglianese Photos/Ryan Thompson

The first of three “Twilight Thursday” programs kicks off the 2021 September Meet at Churchill Downs on Thursday, September 16. Post time for the first of eight races at the venerable Louisville, Ky. racetrack is 5:00 P.M. (Eastern).

The featured seventh race on the card is a $62,500 optional claiming/second-level allowance event for fillies and mares three-years-old and upward slated for a nine-furlong trip on the main track.

Rigney Racing, LLC’s Singita Dreams, who will be making her first start since June 5, is the 5-2 morning line choice in a field that attracted eight entrants. Jockey Martin Garcia will be astride the five-year-old chestnut daughter of First Samurai for trainer Philip Bauer.

Asmussen, Gaffalione Back To Defend Meet Titles

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Tyler Gaffalione is named on six horses on opening day of the 2021 September Meet at Churchill Downs. Gulfstream Park

Hall-of-Fame trainer Steve Asmussen, whose barn sent out 12 winners last September, and jockey Tyler Gaffalione, who booted home 20 winners at this meet in 2020 are back to defend their respective titles in 2021.

Gaffalione is named on six horses on opening day, while Asmussen has four entrants on the program.

Live racing will be conducted under the Twin Spires on Thursdays through Sundays through Sunday, October 2 with a daily post time of 12:45 P.M. (Eastern).

Exceptions include a 5:00 P.M. (Eastern) first post on Thursday, September 23 and Thursday, September 30, and a 6:00 P.M. (Eastern) first post on Saturday, September 18.

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