Leading the entire way, Kimberlea K scores on debut for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer

Leading the entire way, Kimberlea K scores on debut for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer

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Indian Evening's First Winner Goes Gate-to-Wire

Kimberlea K shot out of the gate and never looked back at Golden Gate June 17.

Kimberlea K held a 5 1/4-length lead to score decisively on debut at Golden Gate Fields June 17, giving freshmen sire Indian Evening his first winner.

KMN Racing's homebred had been training steadily at Golden Gate for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, putting in several speedy timed works prior to facing eight other 2-year-old fillies going five furlongs on the all weather track.

Kimberlea K shot out of the gate and never looked back, leading by eight lengths in the stretch before Little Doe, with Miss Shirley C close behind, closed on her slightly to finish second and third respectively. She completed the distance in :58.2.

Bred in California, Kimberlea K is out of the Pure Prize mare No Better Terms. 

Indian Evening, a son of Indian Charlie, was campaigned by Vinery Stables but only made three starts as a 2-year-old. After winning his debut at Woodbine, he placed third in the Three Chimneys Saratoga Special Stakes (G2) at Saratoga Race Course and then went on to win the Swynford Stakes, all in 2011. 

Ellen Jackson's Victory Rose Thoroughbreds in Vacaville, Calif., purchased Indian Evening and he began his career as a stallion in 2014. Indian Evening's dam, Unenchantedevening, is a half sister to 1997 Horse of the Year Favorite Trick.

Indian Evening, who earned $140,172 on the track, stood 2017 for a fee of $3,000.