Fleur De Lis


What the Nation is saying about the Fleur De Lis...

John Oxley’s Funny Proposition sprinted to the early lead and drew away late to upset champion mare Royal Delta by five lengths in Saturday’s $186,375 Fleur De Lis Handicap.Read More
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  • Mike in SB · I have to disagree that the American horses are inferior to the European horses, the average American horse today might be better at shorter distances but our top horses are as good as any in the world. The difference as Euro Trash said is in how they are trained and the difference between American and European racing. You would think that a horse race would be the same everywhere, but American racing with dirt surface and the importance of early speed is different than racing in other parts of the world where usually the fastest part of the race is at the end. This makes it very difficult for horses from the US to win major European races and it is even more impressive when European horses ship over to win in the United States like Arazi and Arcangues in the Breeders Cup. · 302 days ago ·
  • LAZMANNICK · Mike, you put it in proper perspective. It's also important to note that N/A bred horses purchased as yearlings and shipped overseas to race do very well and I'm talking beyond Dancing Brave and Nijinsky. It works the other way to when we look back to Gallant (’57 Belmont winner) and Tommy Lee the ’59 Derby winner. · 302 days ago ·
Royal Delta, the 2-5 morning line favorite for Saturday’s Fleur de Lis Handicap, highlights the undercard of the Stephen Foster Handicap racing program at Churchill Downs.Read More
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  • Euro Trash · Sorry for being the messenger. It won't happen again. I am starting to understand his frustration with this group. Enjoy. · 307 days ago ·
  • Mary Z. · I'm not part of a group. · 307 days ago ·
John Oxley’s Funny Proposition will break from the rail in Saturday’s $175,000-added Fleur de Lis Handicap Presented by Etihad Airways (GII) and may go right to the front under Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Joel Rosario. Read More
Two of the brightest stars of last year’s Stephen Foster Handicap Presented by Abu Dhabi (Grade I) night at Churchill Downs are set to return to the Louisville track Sunday afternoon in search of successful encores to their 2013 heroics.Read More
  • mdracing69 · Champion Royal Delta and defending Stephen Foster Handicap (GI) winner Ron the Greek galloped at Churchill Downs on Wednesday morning after visiting the paddock under Rudolph Brisset. Royal Delta was on the track at 6 a.m. and Ron the Greek trained at 6:30 a.m. “They both went over the track great and seem to be doing very well,” said Kenny McCarthy, assistant to Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott. · 309 days ago ·
Wine Princess, a 4-year-old chestnut daughter of 2004 Horse of the Year Ghostzapper and 2002 Horse of the Year Azeri, won her 2013 debut by seven lengths on Opening Night at Churchill Downs and will make her second start of the year in Saturday’s $175,000-added Fleur de Lis Handicap Presented by Eti...Read More
My girl, Royal Delta. But, why deny it; this could say Stephen Foster and I'd still pick her. Or Arc, steeplechase, 5 1/2 furlong sprint, you name it, she's still my winner.
  • buds · Bring on the Breeders Cup Classic! Id like her to give Orb , Oxbow and Palace a proper welcome to the open division by whooopin some asss · 310 days ago ·
Royal Delta and Ron the Greek are scheduled to arrive at Bill Mott’s barn at Churchill Downs on Sunday to defend their titles in the Fleur de Lis Handicap Presented by Etihad Airways (GII) and the Stephen Foster Handicap Presented by Abu Dhabi (GI) on June 15. Read More
Anita Cauley’s homebred On Fire Baby continued her preparations for the $175,000-added Fleur de Lis Handicap (GII) with a seven-furlong breeze in 1:26.20 on the fast main track at Churchill Downs on Saturday morning.Read More
Was 2012 a year of disappointment? Was it a year where the depth of divisions was so lacking that a Turf Miler would be named Horse of the Year, Turf Champion, and Champion Older Male? Or was 2012 a year with such an outstanding group of horses, that it took one so brilliant, so versatile, and so ta...Read More
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  • dani.pugh · Just because a turf miler is named HOTY doesn't mean a weak older male division. If the times of the races were sub par and the numbers were way down, I could see it but that was far from the case. The numbers that the older males threw were higher than numbers we have seen in recent years. Times were just as good if not better for that group. Just because one did not establish themselves doesn't mean it was a bad bunch. That could just as well me the group all around was talent and full of depth. It wasn't like a longshot beat the favorite. The horses that won were already well respected. RTG had a very consistent year, as did Fort Larned, MMM, and Flat Out. The Whitney, FO, FL, and RTG went 123. Look at their records, you see they run consistently fast. They were evenly matched, but also one of the best groups of older males we have seen in a long time. Times and numbers say that. · 451 days ago ·
  • cocoa2 · "Just because a turf miler is named HOTY doesn't mean a weak older male division." LIKE · 451 days ago ·
Ron the Greek's win in the Foster capped a huge evening for trainer Bill Mott under the twin spires.Read More
Royal Delta returned to the scene of her greatest victory with a jaw-dropping, eight-length victory in the Fleur de Lis on Saturday night at Churchill Downs.Read More
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  • AnnaK · She is exquisite in every way, so nice to see her running again. Lucky people to be her connections. · 669 days ago ·
  • AnnaK · Think I wouldn't even mind losing on Bode & Paynter if it meant I could ride her,. · 669 days ago ·
Royal Delta makes her first post-Dubai start against St. John's River in the Fleur de Lis Stakes this Saturday at Churchill Downs.Read More
Besilu Stables’ champion Royal Delta leads a field of six fillies and mares entered in the Fleur de Lis on Saturday night at Churchill Downs. Read More
While writing my congratulations blog to Johnny V on his recent induction into the National Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame I learned the disappointing news of Havre De Grace. While trying to be upbeat and excited for Johnny V finally getting the nod to join our Hall of Fame, I am fighting back fee...Read More
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  • AnnaK · A lovely tribute. Given that she only ever added to racing, gave her best and did so well, and we were expecting at least another year,(too short!) very sorry to read this is it. She is truly admirable. Wish her a long happy life. · 723 days ago ·
  • TampaBayDowns Fan · who is she breedin too? · 723 days ago ·
Yesterday, at Stonestreet Farm, I was not only able to meet my hero, I was able to give her an affectionate, and appreciative kiss on the head... Read More
Brian Zipse runs through his favorite races of 2010. Read More
Rachel Alexandra, under a confident ride by Calvin Borel, toyed with her four rivals in Saturday's Grade 2 Fleur de Lis at Churchill Downs. Jessica Is Back broke on top from the outside post under Garrett Gomez. At that point, Borel eased Rachel to the outside to contest the pace. The reigning Horse...Read More
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  • grey32 · There's dirty little secret that no one will speak of, Zen doesn travel because she doesn't travel well and her connections are afraid to upset her tooo much. She thrives in her own enviroment but; gets upset with strange places. None of the will say it out loud, don't plan on seeing her out of Cal before the BC. · 1403 days ago ·
  • humphrey · History will repeat itself. Read Hillenbrands book on Seabiscuit and the trouble in setting up the match is exposed for all to see. Same thing here: what distance? what surface? when? EVERY major match race of tthe twentieth century from Zev/Papyrus to Foolish to Tyepcast/|Convenience has gone to the front runner so any race would have to have a field of at least 7 to satisfy any resemblance of a fair contest. It won't happen unless it is the Breeder's Cup and the RA crowd won't want 10 furlongs. · 1403 days ago ·
Rachel Alexandra will be a huge favorite when she faces just four other fillies and mares Saturday at Churchill Downs in the Grade 2, $200,000 Fleur de Lis Handicap, a race in which the 2009 Horse of the Year will be seeking her first victory as a 4-year-old. Calvin Borel will be aboard Rachel Alexa...Read More
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  • mdracing69 · I agree medlocke. There is pressure on Rachel to win and look good doing it. If she goes down in flames her racing career may be over. Hope she bounces back with an impressive score so the Rachel-Zenyatta dream race can get back on track. · 1405 days ago ·
  • grey32 · medlock - this is one of those time that I agree 100%. Today is either a new beginning or the end. There is no question about it, no excuses, no tears, no bull. I do believe that her grueling campaign last year and the absurd incompetence by her connections this year may have or have hurt this fine mare. People really don't understand how grueling her campaign last year were and how reckless her lack of training were this year. Clown who bash a horse as though she actually had some input or was consulted in any of this, who insinuate that somehow she plotted to cheat some other horse, just makes me crazy. She's a horse try to please her handlers, doing the best she can with whats going on around her. She is a great horse and nothing anyone says or does changes that. It amazes me that so many are willing to shame themselves by bashing a horse, if you mad or angry bash her connections. Celebrate the horse. · 1405 days ago ·
Saturday’s pick six from Churchill Downs includes a carryover of more than $57,000 (races 6-11). Five Graded races are part of the sequence including the Grade 1 Stephen Foster Handicap for 3-year-olds and up traveling nine furlongs on the main track. Rachel Alexandra tries to get back on the b...Read More
The 1-2-3 finishers of the La Troienne Stakes at Churchill Downs are all back in action this weekend, including Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra. Plus we get the addition of none other than Zenyatta to the card. There's one small catch: These four horses are in four different races across the nati...Read More

Race Results & Past Performances

View DetailsView Video06/15/13CD61 1/8 mD03+ FFleur De Lis-G2Funny PropositionRoyal DeltaShe's All In0:00.00
View DetailsView Video06/16/12CD71 1/8 mD03+ FFleur De Lis-G2Royal DeltaAfleeting LadySt. John's River1:49.49
View DetailsView Video06/12/10CD61 1/8 mD03+ FFleur De Lis-G2Rachel AlexandraDistinctive DixieJessica Is Back1:48.78
View DetailsView Video06/13/09CD91 1/8 mD03+ FFleur De Lis-G2Miss IsellaSwift TemperTemple Street1:49.59
View DetailsView Video06/14/08CD61 1/8 mD03+ FFleur De Lis-G2HystericaladyInitforthekandyKathleens Reel1:50.88
View Details06/05/99CD101 1/8 mD03+ FFleur De Lis-G3Banshee BreezeSilent EskimoMeadow Vista1:50.02
View Details06/01/96CD101 1/8 mD03+ FFleur De Lis-G3Serena's SongHalo AmericaAlcovy1:50.30