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Leading 3-Year-Old Fillies Condo Commando, Ekati’s Phaeton, ​Stellar Wind and Champion Take Charge Brandi Among ​Nominees to Keeneland’s $500,000 Central Bank Ashland

Race is part of blockbuster opening Saturday of 2015 Spring Meet

LEXINGTON, KY (March 3, 2015) – Recent stakes winners Condo Commando, Ekati’s Phaeton, Stellar Wind and champion Take Charge Brandi are among the 131 3-year-old fillies nominated to the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1) on April 4, opening Saturday of Keeneland’s 2015 Spring Meet.

Rosalind, Room Service Dead Heat in the Central Bank Ashland

LEXINGTON, KY (April 5, 2014) – Landaluce Educe Stables’ Rosalind and Gary and Mary West’s homebred Room Service could not be separated after a stretch duel to win in the 77th running of the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1) for 3-year-old fillies before a sun-splashed crowd of 27,688 on Saturday afternoon at Keeneland.

Quotes from the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1)

Room Service and Rosalind finished in a dead heat for the victory

Wayne Catalano (trainer of Room Service)

“I thought I got nosed out. From the angle I had, I thought it was very, very close and it looked like I got nosed out. But when it took that long (to determine the winner) I said, ‘OK, I’ll settle for a dead heat now.’ ”

“She has matured and she is learning her job. I was very excited about the way she has settled down and learned how to do things instead of being young and excited."

Standouts Untapable, Onlyforyou, Awesome Baby Among 133 Nominees to Keeneland’s Central Bank Ashland

LEXINGTON, KY (March 6, 2014) – A total of 133 fillies, highlighted by graded stakes winners Untapable, Onlyforyou and Awesome Baby, currently the top point earners on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks (G1), have been nominated to Keeneland’s $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1), to be held Saturday, April 5.

Contested at 1 1/16 miles, the Central Bank Ashland historically showcases classic-bound fillies, with the winner earning 100 points on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks.

Central Bank Ashland Winner Emollient Headlines Field of 11 for Sunday’s Juddmonte Spinster

LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 3 2013) –  Juddmonte Farms’ Emollient, whose only race on Polytrack at Keeneland resulted in a nine-length victory in this spring’s Central Bank Ashland (G1), headlines a field 11 fillies and mares entered Thursday for Sunday’s 58th running of the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster (G1).

Emollient Cruises to Nine-Length Victory in Central Bank Ashland

LEXINGTON, KY (April 6, 2013) – Juddmonte Farms’ homebred Emollient overcame the outside No. 13 post position and cruised to a front-running nine-length victory over Tuttipaesi (IRE) in the 76th running of the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1) before a sun-drenched crowd of 32,564 on Saturday at Keeneland. The attendance is the sixth highest all-time mark in track history.

$500,000 Central Bank Ashland Stakes (G1) - Quotes

Rodolphe Brisset (assistant to Bill Mott, winning trainer of Emollient)

“The whole team always really, really liked this filly. She’s been good to us and that race (her fifth-place finish in the Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Oaks on March 30) was just a bad race – it’s horse racing. We took a shot today.”

On whether he knew Emollient would turn in such an impressive performance

Overflow Field of Fillies Entered for Saturday’s Central Bank Ashland

LEXINGTON, KY (April 3, 2013) – John Oxley’s Grade 1 winner Spring in the Air will face 13 rivals Saturday in the 76th running of the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland, a Grade 1 event for three-year-old fillies going 1 1/16 miles on the main track at Keeneland.

Champion Beholder Tops 134 Nominees to Central Bank Ashland

LEXINGTON, KY (March 11, 2013) – A total of 134 fillies, led by champion Beholder, have been nominated to Keeneland’s $500,000 Central Bank Ashland Stakes (G1), scheduled for Saturday, April 6. The total number of fillies nominated during the early closing period represents a 67 percent increase over 2012.



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