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Pleasant Hill Pins Gardenia in Stakes Debut

Pleasant Hill may have been 20-1 on the morning line for the $150,000 Gardenia Handicap (gr. III) at muggy Ellis Park Aug. 18, but the bettors weren't having it. The 4-year-old daughter of Pleasant Tap led all the way in her stakes debut at odds of 7-2 to win by one length over High Heels.

Dream of Summer Ships to Ellis for Gardenia

California-invader Dream of Summer outshines a field of nine fillies and mares expected to start in Saturday's $150,000 Gardenia Handicap (gr. III), going one mile at Ellis Park. The Gardenia is the lone graded stakes on the Ellis Park calendar.

Changes, New Stakes Day Highlight 2005 Ellis Park Schedule

A few new changes will highlight the 2005 Ellis Park meeting, which begins July 13 and concludes with a special Labor Day program Sept. 5. The track will feature ten events with $850,000 in total purses and add a special day of racing with four stakes races highlighted by the 24th running of the track's signature event, the $150,000-added Gardenia Handicap (gr. III).

Bare Necessities Looks to Repeat in Gardenia

Iron County Farms' Bare Necessities is looking to repeat her winning performance in Saturday's $200,000 Gardenia Handicap (gr. III) going 1 1/8-miles at Ellis Park. Bare Necessities took the 2003 edition by scoring an impressive 5 1/4-length win and paying just $2.80 to become the shortest price in the race's 22-year history.

Horse Trainer Breeder / Owner
Adorable (SAF) LAIRD C S
  • MRS I JOOSTE & M J JOOSTE
  • OLDLANDS STUD
Gibraltar Blue (IRE) DE KOCK M F
  • KLAWERVLEI STUD (PTY) LTD
  • ANNALEE BLOODSTOCK & ROCKHART TRADING
Onehundredacrewood (SAF) ZYL G V
  • MRS L CHAPMAN
  • SUMMERHILL STUD

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