A deep field of a dozen distaffers will sprint 6 1/2 furlongs for a $400,000 pot in the Sept. 8 Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes (gr. II).
The only stakes on the May 3 card to draw a maximum 14-horse field was not the Kentucky Oaks. It was another race for 3-year-old fillies, the Eight Belles Presented by Xerox (gr. III), with undefeated Calistoga favored.
Significant Bling, bred and owned by Blazing Meadows Farm, is the first 2-year-old filly to be voted Ohio horse of the year in the 49 years of the award.
Blueeyesintherein kept her young record a perfect two-for-two when she won the $112,200 Debutante Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs June 23, giving trainer Gary Simms a second consecutive Debutante score.
Spendthrift Farm stallion Tiz Wonderful sired the first winner from his debut crop when 2-year-old filly Scammony earned an impressive debut victory in a $57,000 maiden special weight June 21 at Churchill Downs.
Blueeyesintherein, by Magna Graduate, appears to be a chip off the old block. The juvenile filly broke her maiden at first asking at Churchill Downs.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Bloody Smart||John W. Baird||
|Blueeyesintherein||Garry W. Simms||
|Brook's Secret||Tommy C. Short||
|Dixieland Silk||Cynthia E. O'Bannon||
|Emma's Holy Bee||Louis V. Ruberto, Jr.||
|Red Hen Walking||Kris Fullerton||
|Scammony||Thomas M. Amoss||
|Significant Bling||Timothy E. Hamm||
|Tia Silvia||Marco A. Castaneda||