Lady Joanne, with John McKee in the irons, challenged heavily favored Change Up on the backstretch and dueled with that rival into deep stretch before she pulled away to score a 1 1/4-length victory in the 63rd-running of the $224,600, grade II Golden Rod for 2-year-old fillies at Churchill Downs.
- Dark Bay or Brown Filly
- Born 2004
Saturday's $200,000-added Golden Rod Stakes (gr. II) for 2-year-old fillies at Churchill Downs will pit father against son as veteran trainer Bernie Flint will saddle Mike Rutherford's Cohiba Miss in a bid to upset Richard, Elaine, and Bert Klein's Change Up, trained by his son, Steve.
|Trainer||Edward Harrison Frederick|
|Owner||Oak Haven Farm|
|Breeder||OAK HAVEN FARM LLC|
|Wellofaprize View Five-Cross Pedigree||Pure Prize||Storm Cat|
|Wellford||Fit to Fight|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent||($9,500)|
|Broodmare||Oak Haven Farm||Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent||$19,000|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.