Churchill Downs Selections: Day 3–Saturday, September 17, 2022

Echo Again
Winchell Thoroughbreds, LLC’s homebred colt Echo Again will try two-turns for the first time in the $300,000 Iroquois Stakes (G3) on Saturday, September 17 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY. Sarah Andrew

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Stakes Smorgasbord On Saturday’s Card

Justa Warrior
Stone Bridge Farm’s Justa Warrior will try to remain unbeaten in the $300,000 Pocahontas Stakes (G3) on September 17 at Churchill Downs. Coady Photography

11-races are on tap at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY on Saturday, September 17, as a weekend of live Thoroughbred racing action continues in Derby City.

The card, which features five stakes races worth over $1.5 million–the $300,000 Open Mind Stakes, the $400,000 Locust Grove Stakes (G3), the $300,000 Iroquois Stakes (G3), the $275,000 Louisville Thoroughbred Society Stakes, and the $300,000 Pocahontas Stakes (G3).

The Locust Grove Stakes (G3), the program’s centerpiece, is an 8.5-furlong dirt test for fillies and mares three-years-old and upward. Phoenix Thoroughbred III, Ltd.’s Crazy Beautiful, fourth in the Personal Ensign Stakes (G1) at Saratoga in her last start on August 27, is the 9-5 morning line favorite in a compact field of six. Jockey Julien Leparoux has the call on the four-year-old gray daughter of Liam’s Map for trainer Kenny McPeek.

Post time is 12:25 P.M. (Eastern).

$32,173 Carryover In Derby City 6 Jackpot

Two days into the nascent 2022 September Meet at Churchill Downs, Steam‘s top picks are winning at a six percent clip and have finished in the money 39 percent of the time.

Additionally on Saturday’s program, there is a $32,173 carryover in the 20-cent Derby City 6 (races 6-11, 3:18 P.M. (Eastern), and a $7,098 carryover in the $1 Super Hi-5 (11th race, 5:58 P.M. (Eastern)).

Live racing will be conducted under the Twin Spires in September Wednesday through Sunday through 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 22 and Thursday, September 29, and a a 6:00 P.M. (Eastern) first post on Saturday, September 24.

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