Stephen Foster


Stephen Foster

Stephen Foster Stakes will be run on July 2, 2022 at Churchill Downs and it is one of several races that are designated as “Win It, and You’re In It” for the Breeders’ Cup in November. The purse for this race is $750,000 and it is run at 1 1/8 mile or nine furlongs in length.

It is named after composer Stephen Foster. He wrote songs such as ” My Old Kentucky Home” and others. This race is open to 3 year and older. It is run on dirt.

Previous winners include Black Tie Affair, Victory Gallop, Street Cry, Perfect Drift, Saint Liam, Curlin and Blame.

This is a “Win It and You’re In It” race for the Breeders’ Cup Classic. When betting this race there are a few things to take under consideration. If the conditions for running are poor that day then stamina might became an issue but on a clear track for this race, it is likely that speed is the primary ingredient to move to the winners’ circle.

Also at Churchill Downs this weekend is the Fleur de Lis Handicap which is a Grade 3 thoroughbred horse race that is run annually in June at Churchill. It is named after the flower of the lily, which is a symbol of the flag of Louisville, Kentucky. Fleur de Lis is a French translation of the word. The Fleur de Lis is a traditional designation to represent the French royalty  and Louisville, which was named after King Louis XVI.

The race began in 1975 and runs for 1 1/16 of mile on a dirt track.


That is all of the “Win It, and You’re In It” races for July. There are 3 or 4 more in August and a couple of them in September.

About the author– Tom Knuppel has been writing about baseball and sports for a few decades. As an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan he began with the blog CardinalsGM. Tom is a member of the United Cardinals Bloggers and the Baseball Bloggers Alliance. He also maintains the History of Cardinals website. More recently he has been busy at KnupSolutions and the primary writer of many sports at KnupSports and adds content at Sports 2.0. Tom is a retired High School English and Speech teacher and has completed over one hundred sportsbook reviews. He also can be followed on Twitter at tknup. Feel free to contact Tom at






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