Churchill Downs And Fasig-Tipton Partner For Three-Race Series, Includes La Troienne

Played Hard wins last year's La Troienne | Horsephotos

Churchill Downs and Fasig-Tipton have formed a new three-year partnership where the sales company will be the official sponsor of the GI La Troienne S., the GII Fleur de Lis S. and the GII Locust Grove S., the track said in a release Friday.

The $1 million Fasig-Tipton La Troienne will kick off the series on Kentucky Oaks Day. The Fasig-Tipton Fleur de Lis is scheduled for Saturday, June 29 during Stephen Foster Day. That race is part of the Breeders' Cup Dirt Dozen Bonus Series, which awards the top three finishers a partial travel credit should they compete in the GI Breeders' Cup Longines Distaff. The Fasig-Tipton Locust Grove will run during the September Meet.

“We're thrilled to team with Fasig-Tipton for this three-race series,” said Gary Palmisano, Vice President of Racing for Churchill Downs Incorporated. “Fasig-Tipton brings unmatched prestige to these iconic filly and mare stakes races at Churchill Downs and we couldn't be more honored to have them onboard.”

“We are pleased to partner with Churchill Downs to sponsor three important filly and mare stakes races,” said Boyd Browning, Fasig-Tipton President. “Fasig-Tipton is synonymous with selling the sport's top females, so this is a perfect partnership for us.”

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