SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP)
– My Miss Aurelia won the $100,000 Mandy's Gold Stakes for fillies and
mares Wednesday at Saratoga Race Course in the 2011 2-year-old filly
champion's injury-delayed return to competition.
She was making her first
start since taking the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies at
Churchill Downs and was last from the starting gate, trailing four
opponents into the stretch turn before rider Julien Leparoux asked her
to give chase.
She finished three lengths
clear of Delightful Quality. The Steve Asmussen-trained filly ran 6 1/2
furlongs in 1:15.90. A 1-4 favorite, she earned $60,000 for owner
Stonestreet Stable and paid $2.50, $2.10 and $2.10. Delightful Quality
paid $3 and $2.40, and Well Kept, third of 5, returned $3 to show.
rallied to win the $100,000 New York Stallion Stakes Cab Calloway
Division for 3-year-olds by a neck. Javier Castellano rode Sportswriter
for trainer Rudy Rodriguez. The winner ran six furlongs in 1:10.75 and
earned $60,000 for owner Acqua Nova Stable. He paid $12.80, $3.60 and
$2.80. King Kreesa returned $2.40 and $2.10. Sleepy Freud, third of 6,
paid $4.70 to show.
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