Merry Princess is owned by the Pewter Stable and was bred in Pennsylvania by Elizabeth Hendriks. She has now earned better than $200,000 lifetime, from eight wins in 19 tries. (Chart, Equibase)
Merry Princess charged to a 1 ¼-length victory in the $75,000 The Very One Stakes at Pimlico on the Black-Eyed Susan undercard. Ridden by Ramon Dominguez, Merry Princess improved over her second-place finish in this race one year ago. She covered the five grassy furlongs in :56.67, finishind ahead of Maypole Dance. Scootin' Girl finished third."She loves the course," said winning trainer Kathleenj Demasi. "She never ceases to surprise me and always does something extra.""I had a ton of horse on the turn and nowhere to go," added Dominguez. "Finally a lane opened up and I was able to get through and it was over."