Thursday, May 31 2012

Tapitsfly to Carry Top Weight in Saturday’s Early Times Mint Julep Handicap

LOUISVILLE, KY (Wednesday, May 30, 2012) – Frank Jones Jr.’s Tapitsfly, runner-up to Hungry Island in the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile Presented by American Commercial Lines (Grade II) on Kentucky Derby Day, will shoulder the top weight of 121 pounds when she faces eight rivals in Saturday’s 36th running of the Early Times Mint Julep Handicap (GIII) for fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up at 1 1/16 miles on the Matt Winn Turf Course.

The Early Times Mint Julep will be run under the lights at Churchill Downs as part of the Downs After Dark Presented by Stella Artois and Finlandia Vodka racing program. It will be co-featured on Saturday evening with the ninth running of the $100,000-added Winning Colors (GIII) and the 24th running of the $100,000-added Aristides. The Early Times Mint Julep is scheduled as Race 9 at 9:39 p.m. (ET).

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