Could we have something special coming down the pike right now? Well maybe you better wake old LeRoy up…he might want to see this!
The 50th running of the Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill Downs was indeed a showcase for one young filly. Serengeti Empress led every step of the way in the mile and a sixteenth test beneath the twin spires. Pulling away with ease from 10 rivals under jockey Corey Lanerie, this Tom Amoss trained Kentucky bred won by a jaw-dropping 19 1/2 lengths. That’s right…we said 19 1/2.In her last start, this daughter of Alternation won the Ellis Park Debutante by 13 1/2 lengths. The Pocahontas provides an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies race on November 2 at Churchill Downs and puts the Empress on the throne in the Kentucky Oaks points leader board. The win in the grade 2 Pocahontas provided this fantastic female with her third victory in four career starts. (photo by Coady)