Ippodamia’s Girl wins the Blue Norther Stakes
Ippodamia’s Girl beat the challenges to clinch the $75,000 Blue Norther Stakes. The young filly showed her grit and talent when she held off a late challenge by One Fast Broad. Trained by Mike Puype, the two-year-old Ippodamia’s Girl finished the flat Santa Anita turf in 1:35.93. The race started off with 11 fillies, but two of them, Joe Talamo and Silken Spy led the charge through the first splits with Ippodamia’s Girl in hot pursuit. George and Martha Schwary bred Ippodamia’s Girl then took over Silken Spy and charged down the final quarter. The race was not over yet as One Fast Broad thundered down behind the leader, but Ippodamia’s Girl held on and managed to cross the finish line. It’s no wonder, Ippodamia’s Girl performed brilliantly; after all, she is the half-sister of Georgie Boy, a multiple stakes winner. This victory also marked the second win for the filly of Stormy Atlantic in just five starts. Ippodamia’s Girl finished her year with earnings of $96,525. Jockey Rafael Bejarano was impressed with the horse’s speed and determination. Trainer Mike Puype was also happy with the win and praised the filly for working hard.
Giant Expectations to take part in Pegasus World Cup
The Pegasus World Cup is just a month away, and the starting spots are starting to simmer down. Giant Expectations, the Eurton trained horse has been confirmed as one of the starting 12. The news was broken by TVG reporter and daughter of trainer Peter Eurton, Britney Eurton. The 4-year-old son of Frost Giant will be in the $16 million race at Gulfstream Park which will also include Hoppertunity and Collected. Furthermore, jockey Gary Stevens will be on the horses back in the race, confirmed Britney Eurton. Ryan Exline of Exline Racing, who is also the co-owner of Giant Expectations was confident in the horse’s ability and believes he can perform in the high competition race. The race will include high-quality horses like Gun Runner, War Story, Stellar Wind, Toast of New York, West Coast and Seeking the Soul. With only one spot remaining, Grade 1 Cigar Mile champion Sharp Azteca, is heavily linked with the Pegasus World Cup.
Sharp Azteca under heavy consideration for the Pegasus World Cup
Sharp Azteca has been heavily rumoured to fill in the last spot of the $16 million Pegasus World Cup. The Ivan Rodriguez owned horse was dominant with his win in the Grade 1 Cigar Mile, making it the fifth graded win in his career. The horse turned quite a few heads in his workout at the Gulfstream Park. The 5-year-old son of Freud raced through five furlongs in just 59 seconds.