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Saturday, June 18, 2011 |
Bizzy Caroline closed with a big rush to win the $125,000 Regret S. (G3) at Churchill Downs on June 18, giving the 3-year-old filly her third consecutive victory and at the same time her sire Afleet Alex his newest stakes winner.
Afleet Alex, one of this year's top third-crop sires, now has eight stakes horses in 2011, with over $1.8 million in progeny earnings.
Bizzy Caroline came into the Regret on the heels of wins in a maiden at Keeneland in April and a first level allowance at Churchill last month. In the Regret, she was covered up along the inside for the first six furlongs, then swung three-wide into the stretch to take aim on the leaders. Kicking on strongly from third a furlong from the wire, Bizzy Caroline drew away to win by 2 1/4-lengths in a time of 1:49.73 for the nine furlongs on the firm turf. The final clocking earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 92, a lifetime best.
Bizzy Caroline is owned and bred by longtime Gainesway client Catesby Clay, owner of historic Runnymede Farm. The dark bay filly is now 3-0-1 in six starts, with earnings of $148,497.
“She ran a great race," winning trainer Ken McPeek said. "I think she is a filly that just needed to mature. When she was younger, she looked like a horse that was headed in the right direction, but would need some time. The Clays are a great family and had no problem with us taking our time to develop her.”
Clay bred Bizzy Caroline from the Saint Ballado mare Sacre Coeur, who is a half-sister to three graded stakes winners: Changing Ways, Jacodra's Devil, and Jacodra.