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Barn Notes -- Saturday, April 19

NOTE: Keeneland will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 20. Barn Notes will return on Monday, April 21. Racing resumes Wednesday, April 23, with the first race at 1:05 p.m. ET. The final two days of the Spring Meet are Thursday, April 24, and Friday, April 25.


Sisterly Love Upsets Emollient to Win Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare

LEXINGTON, KY (April 18, 2014 Gary Barber’s Sisterly Love survived a race-long duel with odds-on favorite Emollient and had enough left to hold off Moment in Dixie by a diminishing neck to win the 20th running of the $100,000 Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare (G3) for fillies and mares before a Friday afternoon crowd of 20,884.

Quotes from the $100,000 Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare (G3)

Stewart Elliott (winning rider of Sisterly Love)

“I had a great trip. She was comfortable the whole way. On the far turn, I looked over and saw Mike (Smith on the favorite, Emollient) and it looked like he was asking her already. I said, ‘Man, I got a chance. I still have some horse left.’ And I did. She finished up.”


Norman Casse (assistant to his father, Mark Casse, winning trainer)

Ice Cream Silence Holds Off Sisterhood to Take Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare

LEXINGTON, KY (April 19, 2013) – G. Watts Humphrey Jr.’s homebred Ice Cream Silence held off a late charge from Sisterhood to win the 19th running of the $100,000 Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare Stakes (G3) for fillies and mares by a neck before a crowd of 11,897 on a brisk Friday afternoon at Keeneland.

Trained by Rusty Arnold and ridden by Rosie Napravnik, Ice Cream Silence covered the

1 1/16 miles on the main track in 1:44.66. It was the second victory in the Doubledogdare for Arnold, who won the race in 1998 with Top Secret.



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