Julie Asmussen went to the races on Friday, of course.

But it wasn’t at Churchill Downs.

On the Kentucky Oaks day that a filly named for her won the Grade 1 La Troienne Stakes, trainer Steve Asmussen’s wife was instead attending the final high school track meet for the couple’s middle son.

Meanwhile, She’s a Julie rallied late to edge Secret Spice by half a length.

“I thought she showed her heart,” Steve Asmussen said. “… It’s a very emotional story.”

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