Grade 1 winner Dunbar Road makes season debut in Churchill's Shawnee

Grade 1 winner Dunbar Road makes season debut in Churchill's Shawnee
Photo: Chelsea Durand/NYRA

Peter Brant’s Alabama Stakes (G1) winner Dunbar Road is set for her 4-year-old debut.

She’ll face seven rivals that entered Saturday’s $100,000 Shawnee Stakes -- part of “Stephen Foster Preview Day” at Churchill Downs.

The 1 1/16-mile Shawnee is a local steppingstone to the 1 1/8-mile Fleur de Lis (G2), a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” event for the Distaff on Saturday, June 27 at Churchill Downs.

Dunbar Road will be making her 4-year-old debut for trainer Chad Brown following her fifth-place finish in the 2019 Distaff (G1) in November. The four-time winning daughter of Quality Road was made eligible for the Shawnee with a $2,000 supplement fee after not originally being nominated.

Jose Ortiz has the call from post position No. 4.

Another accomplished mare that entered the Shawnee is Bradley Thoroughbreds, Tim and Anna Cambron, Denali Stud, Rigney Racing and Madaket Stables’ La Troienne (G1) winner She’s a Julie. Trained by Steve Asmussen, She’s a Julie will make her first start in her 5-year-old campaign following a fourth-place effort in October’s Spinster (G1) at Keeneland.

Ricardo Santana Jr. is signed on to ride from post 8.

The Shawnee was carded as Race 7 with a post time of 4:08 p.m. ET. Other stakes races on the program are the $150,000 Matt Winn (G3), $100,000 Blame, $100,000 Tepin and $100,000 War Chant. 

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