Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) winning jockey Joel Rosario
will return to Churchill Downs on Saturday to ride the Stephen Foster
Handicap Night card, including four of the graded stakes scheduled for
exciting night of racing beneath the Twin Spires on June 15.
Rosario’s agent, Ron Anderson, said the 28-year-old native of the Dominican Republic will ride Golden Ticket in the $500,000-added Stephen Foster Handicap Presented by Abu Dhabi (GI), Funny Proposition
in the $175,000-added Fleur de Lis Handicap Presented by Etihad Airways (GII), Sunbean in the $100,000-added Matt Winn (GIII) and Kitten’s Dumplings in the $100,000-added Regret (GIII).
Rosario, who won aboard 14 of his 40
mounts during Kentucky Derby week, guided Golden Ticket to a 2 ½-length
victory in a one-mile allowance/optional-claiming race on May 2 and was
aboard Kitten’s Dumplings for her 3 ¾-length
win in the Edgewood on the Kentucky Oaks Day undercard. He will ride
Funny Proposition and Sunbean for the first time Saturday.