June 23rd, 2013
The theme was “Boots, Brews and BBQ” and a mechanical bull-riding contest for charity was the spotlight.
Fiftyshadesofgold, ridden by Corey Lanerie and trained by Bret Calhoun, won the Debutante Stakes
Trainer Jinks Fires can still rodeo
Teardrop and Rosie Napravnik finished seventh in the Debutante. “She’s a Tapit, so she’s wired tight,” Napravnik said
Jockey Jesus Castanon holds on
Fiftyshadesofgold drew attention in the paddock
Jill Byrne of Churchill Downs won on style points
Jockey John McKee was a fan favorite
Doublefour gets his tattoo checked before the sixth race.
Joe Johnson, regular rider of On Fire Baby
Jockey Santos Sanjur, who won the first race aboard longshot Contrapuntal, tried bull riding