'Good Feeling Horse' Bango Points To Aristides In Search Of Record-Tying 11th Victory At Churchill Downs - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

‘Good Feeling Horse’ Bango Points To Aristides In Search Of Record-Tying 11th Victory At Churchill Downs

2nd Running of St. Matthews Overnight Stakes Winner, #7 Bango Jock, Tyler Gaffalione

Tamaroak Partners' Bango is one win away from tying the Churchill Downs all-time win mark set by Ready's Rocket from 2005-12. The 6-year-old Bango will be in search of his 11th victory beneath the historic Twin Spires in the $225,000 Aristides Stakes (Listed) on Saturday, June 3.

Campaigned by Greg Foley, Bango has recorded 10 victories beneath at Churchill Downs, the second-most documented in history at Churchill Downs. Bango's first win at Churchill Downs was in 2019 in a maiden special weight contest. Since that victory, the son of Congrats has tallied five stakes wins including the last two runnings of the Aristides.

“His record really speaks for itself,” Foley said. “He loves it at Churchill maybe just as much as I do. We've had our sights set on the record and it would be a really special accomplishment for all of us.”

Bango was one of Foley's first horses to arrive back at Churchill Downs in March. He made his 30th career start in the $175,000 St. Matthews Overnight Stakes on May 4 where he dusted a field of six rivals by five lengths.

“He's all man. He's not mean but he's always a good feeling horse,” Foley said. “Our owners Fred and Debbie Schwartz bred and own this horse. I actually raced this horse's mother (Josaka). It's always special when you have a horse from the Schwartz's breeding program. He's a testament to their dedication to this sport.”

Here are the top documented Churchill Downs wins by horses: Ready's Rocket (11 wins), Bango (10), Barrister Siv (9), Can'tholdmeback (9), Herreno (9), Athenium (8), Bet On Sunshine (8), Canela (8), Crown Lease (8), Lord Rusty (8), Maxxed (8) and Paden (8).

Entries for the Aristides Stakes will be drawn Monday.

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