Grade I winner Grace Hall, a good second in her initial start in 13 months for trainer Bill Mott, ships to Southern California to take on a well-matched field in the $300,000 Vanity Stakes (gr. I) June 14 at Santa Anita Park.
- Dark Bay or Brown Filly
- Born 2010
|Trainer||John W. Sadler|
|Owner||Hronis Racing LLC|
|Breeder||George Strawbridge Jr.|
|Magic Union View Five-Cross Pedigree||Dixie Union||Dixieland Band|
|Magic Peak||Pleasant Colony|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Wayne R. Sanders & Larry Hirsch||Stone Farm, agent||$60,000|
Showing her affinity for the Churchill Downs' main track, Anita Cauley's homebred On Fire Baby took the lead coming out of the second turn and wore down pacesetter Devil's Cave to win the La Troienne Stakes (gr. I) May 2.
Don't Tell Sophia has sailed through the early part of 2014, but faces a stout test March 15 in the $200,000 Azeri Stakes (gr. II) against multiple grade I winner Close Hatches, On Fire Baby, and Flashy American.
Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer will have a pair of representatives -- Broken Sword and Curvy Cat -- as he seeks his third Bayakoa Stakes (gr. II) win in four years.