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La Coronel Cruises to Victory in Appalachian Presented by Japan Racing Association

Owner John C. Oxley earns Keeneland Tray for graded stakes success

LEXINGTON, KY (April 13, 2017) – John C. Oxley’s La Coronel reaffirmed her liking of the Keeneland turf course by breezing to a 3 1/4-length victory over Morticia to win the 29th running of the $125,000 Appalachian (G3) Presented by Japan Racing Association for 3-year-old fillies before a Thursday afternoon crowd of 10,981.

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

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Florent Geroux (winning rider of La Coronel)

“She broke very sharply today. She put me in a great spot right away. I just tried to nurse her around there. When (I asked her), she surged like a lion. She just jumped in there and ate them up.”

Mark Casse (winning trainer)

Breeders' Cup Winner New Money Honey Makes 2017 Debut in Appalachian

LEXINGTON, KY (April 12, 2017) – Thursday’s Appalachian (G3) Presented by Japan Racing Association marks the 2017 debut of Five Racing Thoroughbreds’ New Money Honey, a daughter of Medaglia d’Oro who won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) in November.

“I’ve had a lot of luck (in the Appalachian),” trainer Chad Brown said. “I think it’s a good race to get her started.”

Casse Doubles Up for Thursday's Deep Appalachian Presented by Japan Racing Association

LEXINGTON, KY (April 10, 2017) – All one has to do is look through the record book to see how productive a race the Appalachian (G3) has been this decade.

Five of the seven winners starting in 2010 have gone on to win Grade 1 races. Thursday’s 29th running of the $125,000 race for 3-year-old fillies has the potential to add to that total.

Breeders' Cup Winner New Money Honey Heads Field of 12 for Appalachian

LEXINGTON, KY (April 9, 2017) – New Money Honey, last seen winning the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) in November at Santa Anita, heads a field of 12 3-year-old fillies and one also-eligible entered Sunday for the 29th running of the $125,000 Appalachian (G3) Presented by Japan Racing Association.

The Appalachian will go as the eighth race on Thursday’s nine-race program with a 4:57 p.m. ET post time. First post time Thursday is 1:05 p.m.

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.

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