Miss Red Delicious, by classic winner Empire Maker, won the Anna M. Fisher Debutante Stakes at Ellis Park two months after breaking her maiden by 13 1/2 lengths at Colonial Downs. Miss Red Delicious won the seven-furlong stakes by 1 1/2 lengths in 1:24.98 for Katierich Stables and Christopher G. Connors. Bred in Kentucky by Katierich, Miss Red Delicious is the first foal from graded II stakes-placed Miss Mary Apples (by Clever Trick).
Winner of the 2003 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), Empire Maker (Unbridled--Toussaud, by El Gran Senor) stands at Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms near Lexington, Ky. His 2007 fee was $100,000.
Earlier on the Ellis card, Kafwain's son Yonegwa won the James C. Ellis Juvenile Stakes for E M S Stable. Bred in Kentucky by Papandrea and Barry, Yonegwa ran the seven furlongs in 1:26.78 to win by two lengths. Yonegwa is the third winner from three foals of racing age from the Salt Lakemare Newmar.
A two-time grade II winner, Kafwain (Cherokee Run--Swazi's Moment, by Moment of Hope) stands at Sheikh Mohammed's Darley near Lexington. His 2007 fee was $10,000.
Repent's first stakes winner, Atoned, won the Continental Mile Stakes at Monmouth Park for Dogwood Stable. The colt won by three lengths in 1:38.89. Bred in Florida by Anthony and Mitzi Robinson, Atoned is the eighth winner from eight foals of racing age from the Icecapade mare Amidst.
A two-time grade II winner, Repent (Louis Quatorze--Baby Grace, by Cipayo) stood the 2007 season for $5,000 at John Sykes’ Cloverleaf Farms II, which ceased operations July 1, near Reddick, Fla. He will stand in 2008 at Brent Fernung’s Journeyman Stud near Ocala, Fla.