Phoenix Thoroughbred’s three-time graded stakes winner Crazy Beautiful headlines a field of seven 3-year-old fillies that were entered in Friday’s $160,000 Seneca Overnight Stakes at Churchill Downs in what will almost certainly be her last start for current her owners.
The 1 1/16-mile Seneca Overnight Stakes was carded as the featured ninth race on Friday’s 10-race card with a post time of 4:55 p.m. (all times Eastern). First post is 12:45 p.m.
Trained by Kenny McPeek, Crazy Beautiful has recorded three victories from six starts in her 3-year-old campaign with wins in the $300,000 Grade 3 Delaware Oaks, $200,000 Grade 2 Summertime Oaks, and $200,000 Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Oaks. The well-travelled filly by Liam’s Map has competed at seven different racetracks since she began her career July 5, 2020, at Ellis Park in Henderson, Ky., but she has yet to record a win at Churchill Downs. Brian Hernandez Jr. has the mount from post No. 6.
Last week it was revealed that Denali Stud would offer the galloping gray at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale, also known as “The Night Of Stars” so Friday’s outing will be the last time the filly will carry the Dubai-based team’s orange and white silks.
The complete field for the Seneca Overnight Stakes from the rail out (with jockey and trainer): Illiogami (Julien Leparoux, Rusty Arnold); Moon Swag (Florent Geroux, Brendan Walsh); Double Dawn (Chase Miller Waylon Cundiff); Time for Glory (Colby Hernandez, Lynn Cash); Played Hard (Tyler Gaffalione, Phil Bauer); Crazy Beautiful (Hernandez, McPeek); and Oliviaofthedesert (Corey Lanerie, McPeek).