Churchill Downs Press Release
When favored 3-year-old filly LIBERTY ISLE drew away to a threelength win in the final race of the September Meet on Sunday, Dallas Stewart became the 21st trainer in
Churchill Downs history to win 300 races at the Louisville track.
Stewart, 62, won his first race at Churchill Downs on Oct. 26, 1997 with SQUALL VALLEY. The most
notable of his 17 local stakes wins are the 2006 Kentucky Oaks (GI) with LEMONS FOREVER; 2009 Stephen
Foster (GI) with MACHO AGAIN; and 2017 Clark (GI) with SEEKING THE SOUL.
Overall, Stewart has won 910 races and his horses have amassed $57.3 million from 6,430 starts during a
26-year training career that began at Fair Grounds in New Orleans in 1985. After serving as an assistant to Hall
of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas for several years, he went out on his own in 1997.
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