Four time Louisiana bred Horse of the Year, Star Guitar, had his first winner at Churchill Downs on Saturday when his Senor Guitar made a bold move turning for home in the long Churchill stretch to take the lead and win by one and a quarter lengths while getting the six furlongs in 1:11.90. Bred and owned by Clifford Grumm, the Louisiana bred is trained by Helen Pitts.
Star Guitar, bred and owned by the Brittlyn Stable of Evelyn and Maurice Benoit, is the all time leading money earner in Louisiana with $1,749,862 including twenty-four wins with twenty-two of them being stakes races from thirty starts. Senor Guitar is the second starter for Star Guitar, who has forty-one Two-Year-Olds in his freshman crop. Star Guitar stands at Clear Creek Stud in Folsom, La., his 2016 fee was $4,000.