After a string of four off-the-board performances in stakes races last year, trainer Michael Matz strongly considered retiring his graded stakes-winning turf mare Somali Lemonade.
- Dark Bay or Brown Filly
- Born 2009
|Trainer||Michael R. Matz|
|Owner||Alexander, Helen C., Matz, Dorothy and Groves, Helen K.|
|Breeder||Alexander Groves Matz, LLC|
|Assateague View Five-Cross Pedigree||Stormy Atlantic||Storm Cat|
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