William Backer's homebred filly Blind Date came from off the pace to take a short advantage in mid-stretch, then narrowly outdueled Shared Account to win the $150,000 Virginia Oaks (gr. IIIT) by a head July 18 at Colonial Downs.
- Dark Bay or Brown Filly
- Born 2006
|Jockey||Sal Gonzalez, Jr.|
|Super Poni View Five-Cross Pedigree||Volponi||Cryptoclearance|
|Donna Cum Laude||Pleasant Colony|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Walter Woddard, agent||Bobby Rankin, agent||$6,200|
Accomplished juvenile fillies Dream Empress and Sara Louise are both looking to add another graded stakes victory to their already impressive resumes in the Nov. 29 Golden Rod Stakes (gr. II) at Churchill Downs. The race is part of the "Stars of Tomorrow II" card that features races limited exclusively to 2-year-olds.