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Twin Spires


HENDERSON, Ky. (Wednesday, June 14, 2023) Patricia’s Hope’s Twin Spires Turf Sprint (Grade II) hero Nobals headlines an over-subscribed field of 11 colts and geldings that were entered in Sunday’s featured $225,000 Mighty Beau Stakes (Listed) at Ellis Park Racing & Gaming.

Run at 5 ½ furlongs on turf, the Mighty Beau was carded as Race 7 of 9 with a post time of 3:43 p.m. (all times Central). First post is 12:50 p.m.

Trained by Larry Rivelli, Nobals sprung a 38-1 upset on Kentucky Derby Day in the $500,000 Turf Sprint presented by Cohere Health. The fleet-footed son of Noble Mission (GB) has won seven of his 14 career starts and banked earnings of $725,074. Jockey Gerardo Corrales will be in the saddle from post No. 8.

A number of accomplished turf specialists entered the Mighty Beau against Nobals including Marsico Brothers Racing’s recent allowance winner Bad Beat Brian; William Branch’s six-time stakes winner Carotari; Calumet Farm’s Grade III-winning homebred Gear Jockey and Golden Kernel Racing Stable’s multiple graded stakes winner Yes I Am Free.

Here is the field for the Mighty Beau Stakes from the rail out (with jockey and trainer):

1. Carotari (Luis Saez, Brian Lynch)

2. Yes I Am Free (Emisael Jaramillo, Laura Cazares)

3. Bad Beat Brian (Chris Emigh, Brittany Vanden Berg)

4. Gear Jockey (Martin Garcia, Rusty Arnold II)

5. Necker Island (Mitchell Murrill, Chris Hartman)

6. Charcoal (Joe Talamo, Tracey Wisner)

7. Just Might (Colby Hernandez, Michelle Lovell)

8. Nobals (Corrales, Rivelli)

9. Smokin’ Jay (Tyler Gaffalione, Kelsey Danner)

10. Surveillance (James Graham, Keith Desormeaux)

(AE) 11. He’smyhoneybadger (Edgar Morales, Tom Amoss)

Turf racing this week at Ellis Park will be conducted with the temporary rail set at 27 feet. The field size is limited to 10 starters.

Fans unable to make it to the “Pea Patch” to watch and wager on the action can do so on, the official wagering provider of Churchill Downs Incorporated.

Racing from Ellis Park will resume Thursday with a four-day week. Daily first post is 12:50 p.m.


Ellis Park, Racking and Gaming (“Ellis Park”) located north of the Ohio River and just south of Evansville, Indiana, has been the home of summer Thoroughbred racing in Kentucky for over 100 years. Ellis Park also features a gaming entertainment venue with approximately 300 historical racing machines.