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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

UNDEFEATED DIVINE OATH FACES 10 RIVALS IN STAKES DEBUT IN COOLMORE LEXINGTON

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

NO DERBY DECISION ON TOYOTA BLUE GRASS WINNER DANCE WITH FATE

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.

Quotes - $100,000 Appalachian Stakes (G3) Presented by Japan Racing Association

Barclay Tagg (winning trainer of Unbelievable Dream)

On what made him think Unbelievable Dream was ready for a Grade 3 stakes after her allowance victory on March 3 at Gulfstream Park.

Watsdachances Tops Field of 10 for Thursday’s Appalachian (G3)

LEXINGTON, KY (April 14, 2013) – Michael E. Kisber, Bradley Thoroughbreds and Nelson McMakin’s Watsdachances (IRE), unraced since a runner-up finish in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) last November at Santa Anita, headlines a field of 10 three-year-old fillies entered Sunday for Thursday’s 25th running of the $100,000 Appalachian Presented by the Japan Racing Association (G3) at one mile on the turf.

 

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