Virginia Kraft Payson's multiple graded stakes winner Rutherienne has not been off the board her last 10 starts, but has just one win to show for her efforts. On Sept. 19 at Belmont Park, the 5-year-old mare will try to return to the winner's circle when she takes on six fillies and mares in the $100,00 Noble Damsel Handicap (gr. IIIT).
- Dark Bay or Brown Filly
- Born 2005
Glen Hill Farm's homebred Closeout coasted to a three-length victory over Gloria Goodbody to win the 28th running of the $114,900 Locust Grove Handicap (gr. III) to close out the 45-day Spring Meet at Churchill Downs.
A seasoned and accomplished field of older females is set for the May 2 Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (gr. IIT) at Churchill Downs, in which graded stakes winners Ballymore Lady, Dawn After Dawn, and Elusive Lady appear to be in top form.
My Princess Jess, impressive winner of the Boiling Springs (gr. III) last month in her first start for trainer Barclay Tagg, will get plenty of support in a field of seven 3-year-old fillies entered for the $150,000 Lake George Stakes (gr. IIT) for 3-year-old fillies on Saratoga's inner turf course July 25.
|Trainer||D. Wayne Lukas|
|Jockey||Cornelio H. Velasquez|
|Owner||Kidder, Charles, Cole, Nancy, M.|
|Breeder||Kidder, Cole, Mamakos & Graves & Beck|
|Stealin' Kisses View Five-Cross Pedigree||Sky Mesa||Pulpit|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||GAINESWAY AGENT, agent||($130,000)|
|Racing or broodmare prospect||Koji Maeda||Gainesway, agent||$170,000|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.