Allamerican Bertie wins the Sabin Handicap.

Allamerican Bertie wins the Sabin Handicap.


San Dare, Allamerican Bertie Win Gulfstream Stakes

San Dare came from last at the quarter pole to win by 2 1/4 lengths in the $100,000 The Very One Handicap (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares on the grass at Gulfstream Park on Saturday. In the co-featured $100,000 Sabin Handicap (gr. III) for fillies and mares on the main track, favored Allamerican Bertie won easily by 5 1/4 lengths.

Ridden by Mark Guidry, San Dare closed with a rush on the outside to beat Tweedside. Hi Tech Honeycomb was third, a half-length behind Tweedside and a half-length in front of Queue, a 24-1 shot who rallied from last in the field of 12. Uriah, Lady Linda, New Economy, Decencia, Reina Blanca, Jennasietta, Moon Queen, and Chez Cherie completed the order of finish.

Rick Hiles trainee San Dare, a 5-year-old daughter of Dare and Go, was timed in 2:13.76 for the 1 3/8 miles on firm turf and paid $14.00, $6.00 and $4.60. Tweedside paid $4.80 and $4.20, while Hi Tech Honeycomb, a 12-1 shot, paid $9.80 to show. The winning exacta paid $72.80.

D. Mounts' San Dare earned $60,000 for the win. She entered the race off a head-length victory in last month's Honey Fox Handicap (gr. IIIT) and previously won the Kentucky Cup Ladies at Kentucky Downs. Sidney Turner bred San Dare in Kentucky.

In the Sabin Handicap, Allamerican Bertie took the lead on the first turn and never gave it up. Small Promises was second and Redoubled Miss, a 30-1 shot, was third in a field of 11. Tuff Chick finished fourth, with Mystic Lady, Softly, Vespers, Happily Unbridled, Tonight's Wager, Stormy Frolic, and Sara's Success completing the order of finish.

Ridden by Jerry Bailey, Allamerican Bertie completed the 1 1/16 miles in 1:42.49 and paid $4.20, $3.20 and $2.80. Small Promises returned $8.20 and $4.80 and completed the $27.80 exacta. Redoubled Miss paid $11.00 to show.

Like San Dare, Allamerican Bertie also exited the Honey Fox, though Allamerican Bertie faded to finish last of 10 that day in her second career turf start. Allamerican Bertie earned $60,000 for owners Bertram, Elaine and Richard Klein. The 4-year-old daughter of Quiet American is trained by Steve Flint. Her biggest career win came last November in the Falls City Handicap (gr. II), three weeks after making her first turf start, a win in a Churchill Downs allowance race. (Charts, Equibase)