Highland Yard's Walk Close bided her time off the pace in the $100,000 Modesty Handicap (gr. IIIT) and then asserted herself in the stretch to win July 11 at Arlington International Racecourse.
- Bay Filly
- Born 2011
Haras Phillipson's homebred Gaga A impressed in her U.S. debut, so trainer Neil Drysdale has elected to run the 6-year-old T. H. Approval mare in her first graded U.S. race July 11.
Queen of The Sand rebounded from an eighth-place finish in the Santa Ana Stakes (gr. IIT) March 15 to claim her first graded victory in the $150,000 Santa Barbara Handicap (gr. IIIT) April 18 at Santa Anita Park.
Graded stakes winners Three Hearts and Diversy Harbor provide the most class in a field of nine older fillies and mares set for the $150,000 Santa Barbara Handicap (gr. IIIT) April 18 at Santa Anita Park.
Churchill Downs certainly cannot complain about a lack of turf fillies on the grounds or a lack of interest in the $200,000 Mrs. Revere Stakes on Nov. 15.
Martin Schwartz has enjoyed great success buying European fillies and bringing them over to enjoy graded stakes success in the U.S., a move he seeks to repeat with Xcellence, who makes her third U.S. start in the Sands Point
|Jockey||Irad Ortiz, Jr.|
|Owner||Highland Yard LLC|
|Breeder||Brookdale Farm, Jack Swain & Jon & Sarah Kelly|
|Walk Close View Five-Cross Pedigree||Tapit||Pulpit|
|Tap Your Heels|
|Spring Awakening||In Excess (IRE)|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Highland Yard||Brookdale Sales, agent||$180,000|
|Hard Not to Like|