Ellanation wins the Jameela Stakes on the Pimlico Race Course.
Dark Hollow Farm’s Ellanation, a 5 year old Maryland mare by Alternation, rallied on the track to win the $ 75,000 Jameela Stakes half a length ahead of Dendrobia at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md. Quiet Company finished third.
The 33rd edition of the Jameela for Maryland-bred / inherited mares and mares 3 and over was the first of four $ 375,000 worth of appearances on the Independence Day holiday program.
Trained by Michael Trombetta, Ellanation covered a good five-stage lawn course in: 58.59 under jockey Victor Carrasco.
Ellanation finished fifth behind an opening quarter of 22.60 from Carrasco, who saved around the corner and into the track. On the route, Carrasco led Ellanation to the outside of the pacemakers Can the Queen and Quiet Company and drove to the finish.
Proper Attire, Paisley Singing, Rapidashqueen and the participants Hello Beautiful and Never Enough Time, who were only represented on the main course, were scratched.
Ellanation was sold by Dark Hollow as a two-year-old for $ 160,000, but was later repurchased when the mare had a chip in her knee.
“Mike said she did really well, so she ended up in the race,” said Dark Hollow’s David Hayden. “We love the family, we love them, so now we’re very, very excited and excited, I can tell you.”
Jameela won 16 appearances including the Grade 1 Maskette, Grade 1 Ladies and Grade 1 Delaware handicaps before retiring after the 1982 season as the first Maryland-bred retiree to surpass $ 1 million in lifetime earnings. She had two foals before she died of colic in 1985, the first being winner sprinter Gulch in 1988.
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