Gardenia H.

Race 9 at Ellis Park on

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Many Capable in Contentious Dogwood

Like her other five rivals, Marylou Whitney's Tweeter never had a chance when super filly Rachel Alexandra rolled to a record-setting 20 1/4-length victory in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) May 1 at Churchill Downs. Tweeter, who finished 51 lengths back of the winner, should be more evenly matched this time when taking on mere mortals in the $100,000-added Dogwood Stakes (gr. III), a test for 3-year-old fillies May 30 in Louisville.

Pleasant Hill Pins Gardenia in Stakes Debut

Pleasant Hill may have been 20-1 on the morning line for the $150,000 Gardenia Handicap (gr. III) at muggy Ellis Park Aug. 18, but the bettors weren't having it. The 4-year-old daughter of Pleasant Tap led all the way in her stakes debut at odds of 7-2 to win by one length over High Heels.

Horse Trainer Breeder / Owner
Choragus Chris M. Block
  • Lothenbach Stables, Inc.
  • Lothenbach Stables Inc
Direct Line Victoria H. Oliver
  • Humphrey, Jr., G. Watts and St. George Farm Racing LLC
  • Glencrest Farm LLC
Irish Witch Michael R. Thompson
  • Michael R. Thompson
  • Peter Salmen Jr. & Peter Kirwan
Lady's Laughter Charles Lopresti
  • Robert B. and Beverly J. Lewis Trust
  • Paul F. Gardner
Midway Holiday Gregory D. Foley
  • Larry Richardson
  • Brereton C. Jones & Timothy C. Thornton
Ravi's Song Carl Bowman
  • Fujita, Mrs. Yoshio
  • Yoshio Fujita
Secret Kin Michael Stidham
  • Michael Stidham
  • Team Block
Tap Tap Tapping David R. Vance
  • Carl F. Pollard
  • Hermitage Farm LLC
West Hope (BRZ) A. C. Avila
  • Coudelaria Jessica
  • Luiz Antonio R. Pinto

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