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Dothraki Queen Returns to the Turf for 2016 Debut

Magdalena Racing’s Dothraki Queen, runner-up in the Darley Alcibiades (G1) and third-place finisher in the 14 Hands Winery Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) here last fall on the main track, will make her 2016 debut in Thursday’s 28th running of the $125,000 Appalachian (G3) Presented by Japan Racing Association at a mile on the turf.

Catch a Glimpse Back on the Scene of Biggest Win

David Carroll, now an assistant to trainer Mark Casse, remembers the first time he saw Catch a Glimpse.

“I was on the outside rail at the Breeders’ Cup here,” Carroll said, referring to the City Zip filly’s victory in the Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1).

Fast forward to April 2016, and Carroll is working up close and personal with Catch a Glimpse, who last week was named Canadian Horse of the Year for 2015 among her three Sovereign Awards.

Miss Ella Takes Adena Springs Beaumont, and Undefeated Lady Eli Romps in Appalachian Presented by Japan Racing Association

LEXINGTON, KY (April 12, 2015) – Jack Swain III’s Miss Ella emerged from a three-horse scramble in midstretch to win the 30th running of the $250,000 Adena Springs Beaumont (G2) for 3-year-old fillies by 2½ lengths over Divine Dawn before a Sunday afternoon crowd of 19,008.

Quotes from the $125,000 Appalachian (G3) Presented by Japan Racing Association

Chad Brown (winning trainer of Lady Eli)

On how undefeated Lady Eli has progressed from last season, which concluded with a win in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1), to her 2015 debut today

“Just as you would hope. You have these brilliant 2-year-olds and they don’t always train on at three. We gave her a little time off this winter, but all of her works have been so strong and sharp. She gave every indication she’d come back even better at three, and as she showed today, she did.

Undefeated Daring Dancer Takes 26th Appalachian

LEXINGTON, KY (April 17, 2014) – Sagamore Farm’s homebred Daring Dancer remained undefeated in three starts as she rallied for a 2½- length victory over Sweet Acclaim (IRE) to win the 26th running of the $100,000 Appalachian (G3) Presented by Japan Racing Association for 3-year-old fillies before a Thursday afternoon crowd of 11,442.

Trained by Graham Motion and given a ground-saving trip by Alan Garcia, Daring Dancer covered the mile on a turf course listed as firm in 1:36.04.

Quotes from the $100,000 Appalachian (G3) Presented by Japan Racing Association

Alan Garcia (winning rider of Daring Dancer)

“The focus was to get her to finish well. She broke great; she saved all the ground. We were waiting at the top of the stretch for a hole to open, and it did. She finished very strong.”


Rosie Napravnik (rider of runner-up Sweet Acclaim [IRE])

Barn Notes -- Wednesday, April 16


Let’s Go Stable’s undefeated Divine Oath, who did not draw into last Saturday’s Toyota Blue Grass (G1) field off the also-eligible list, will face 10 rivals this Saturday when he makes his stakes debut in the 33rd running of the $200,000 Coolmore Lexington (G3) at 1 1/16 miles on the main track.

Barn Notes -- Sunday, April 13


While Sharon Alesia, Bran Jam Stable and Ciaglia Racing’s Dance With Fate had an easy morning at Barn 22 following his victory in Saturday’s $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass (G1), trainer Peter Eurton was flying back to his Southern California base.

Unbelievable Dream Rallies From Far Back to Win Appalachian, Gives Rosario Fifth Victory of Day

LEXINGTON, KY (April 18, 2013) – Sure Thing Stables’ homebred Unbelieveable Dream charged from the back of the pack under Joel Rosario to win the 25th running of the $100,000 Appalachian Stakes Presented by the Japan Racing Association (G3) for three-year-old fillies by a half-length over Overheard before a crowd of 11,551 on a warm, windy Thursday afternoon at Keeneland.




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