Princess of Mariah wins inaugural mistletoe race – horse racing news

Princess Mariah wins Mistletoe Stakes in Oaklawn.

Coach Phil Bauer put Saturday’s $ 150,000 of Mistletoe Stakes on his calendar for a while and his plan unfolded perfectly when Mariah’s Princess of Rigney Racing LLC won the 11/16 mile race for the Impressively 3 year old fillies at Oaklawn. Racing Casino Resort in Hot Springs, Ark.

Ridden confidently by Martin Garcia throughout, Mariah’s Princess sat right next to Lovely Ride through fractions of: 24 2/5 and: 49 2/5 for the first half mile before putting her head ahead. turning to the house. The winner continued to stand out from the field throughout the streak, winning by three lengths over favorite Amendment Nineteen, 8-5, in a final time of 1:44 on a fast track. Lovely Ride took third place.

Ghostzapper’s filly Mariah’s Princess improved her record to 6-3-1-0 and has now earned $ 214,870. She returned $ 6.60, $ 3.40 and $ 3.00 as the 2-1 second pick in the eight-field. Marion Francis and Suki were scratching.

Live races resume Sunday with a first message at 12:30 p.m.

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