Kid Kate

Kid Kate

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Kid Kate to Close Career in Garland of Roses

Kid Kate will try to close out her career with a win in the Garland of Roses Stakes.

A stakes winner at 2, 3, 4, and 5, Dell Ridge Farm’s Kid Kate can go out a winner Dec. 1 when she takes on a field of seven other filly and mare sprinters in the final race of her career, the $75,000 Garland of Roses at Aqueduct Racetrack Dec. 1.

A bay daughter of Lemon Drop Kid , Kid Kate took the Junior Champion Stakes at Monmouth Park as a juvenile, won the 2010 Belle Cherie at Belmont Park, was victorious in the Correction at the Big A, and the Lady Tak and Rachel Alexandra at Saratoga Race Course in 2011, and added Belmont’s Classy Mirage to her resume this year.

"When you consider she’s won stakes races for me four consecutive years, you can’t do any better than that," said trainer Chad Brown of Kid Kate, who most recently finished third as the favorite in the Pentelis overnight stakes on Nov. 15. "She’s been a very consistent, classy filly and a pleasure to be around."

While Brown feels Kid Kate is best known for her stellar record of four wins and one second in five starts at the Spa, she also has been successful at Aqueduct, with one win, a second, and two thirds in four appearances.

"She’s been doing very well and I am pleased with the way she’s coming into Saturday’s race," said Brown. "Hopefully, she can go out on a winning note."

With Eddie Castro aboard, Kid Kate drew the outside post position 8 and was listed as the 2-1 favorite on the morning line for the six-furlong race.

$75,000 Garland of Roses Stakes (Race 6, 2:50 p.m. EST), Fillies & Mares 3 & Up, 6 Furlongs
PP, Horse, Jockey, Trainer, Odds
1. Curlina (KY), I. Ortiz, Jr., 117, G Gullo, 15-1
2a. Jelly Cable (KY), C. DeCarlo, 117, E. Reed, 10-1
3a. Moonlit Malibu (KY), C. Hill, 121 E. Reed, 10-1
4. Morrow Cove (KY), J. Alvarado, 119, T. Pletcher, 7-2
5. Singlet (FL), M. Luzzi, 117, A. Dutrow, 5-1
6. Delightful Quality (KY), C. Velasquez, 115. T. Albertrani, 5-2
7. Withgreatpleasure (KY), S. Elliott, 121, D. Nunn, 12-1
8. Kid Kate (KY), E. Castro, 121, C. Brown, 2-1
a - Coupled entry