Balmoral Park (7/6/11)
Contact: Tom Kelley
MY MISS CAROLINE TAKES SORCE ANN
Proving once again that she is practically an invincible force among the Illinois bred three-year-old filly trotting set La Bella Vita Stable, Robert Taylor and Kevin Dixon’s My Miss Caroline remained undefeated among the state-bred set as she trotted to a half-length victory in the $9,000 Sorce Ann Stake. The final time was 1:58.0.
|Driver-trainer Robert Taylor guided My Miss Caroline to her 15th win in 16 lifetime starts as they combined to win Wednesday's $9,000 Sorce Ann Stake.|
After getting away fifth in the field of eight, driver-trainer Robert Taylor moved this year’s Violet Stake winner to the outside with five eighths of a mile to go.
Trotting up a storm, the daughter of Miss Clara T overtook the pace-setting Fox Valley Ruffian (Kyle Husted) who had been dueling with Bonnie’s Star (Mike Brink) through splits of 28.3 and 58.4.
Taking command around the turn, My Miss Caroline quickly opened up a two-length advantage as she cruised by the three-quarter-mile mark in 1:28.2.
Through the lane the lead swelled to three lengths before Taylor appeared to shut his champion filly down. On cruise control the rest of the way, My Miss Caroline trotted under the wire with her 15th win in 16 lifetime starts. Skyline Happy (Jared Finn) closed with a rush to be the bridesmaid while Fox Valley Ruffian was third.
Bet to the near exclusion of her rivals, My Miss Caroline returned $2.40, $2.20 and $2.10 while running her career earnings up to $207,875.
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About Balmoral Park: Located in Crete, IL just 12 miles south of 80/94; Balmoral Park has been one of the nation's premier horse racing facilities since 1926. Balmoral Park features live racing every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Admission and parking is always free.