TOP NEWS

5/20/2016
Noble Bird was in a class by himself in Friday's $300,000 Pimlico Special, bounding to an 11 1/4-length victory...
5/8/2016
Tapit's Anchor Down skipped over a muddy Belmont Park surface to roll to a 6 3/4-length score in the $150,000 Westchester S. (G3)...
5/6/2016
Buried on the grounds of Gainesway Farm’s perfectly manicured 1,500 acres are several champion racehorses, including the prolific gray sire Mahmoud, a grandfather of the first gray horse to win the Kentucky Derby.
5/5/2016
Silvertoni is a perfect 2-for-2 following her commanding victory in the $100,000 Kentucky Juvenile S. Thursday at Churchill Downs...
5/4/2016
Tapit's graded stakes-winning duo Creator and Mohaymen were made co-third choices on the morning line for Saturday's $2 million Kentucky Derby (G1)...

Afleet Alex filly scores third stakes win of the year


Sunday, December 02, 2012 |
Afleet Alex's 4-year-old daughter Miss Valentine improved her record to 4-of-5 Sunday at Aqueduct, coming from off the pace in the $75,000 Lottsa Talc S. for fillies and mares. Just 16 days ago, she took the $80,000 Chase the Dream S., also at Aqueduct.

Miss Valentine is the first three-time stakes winner of 2012 for her sire, who within the past four weeks has accounted for black-type wins by Afleeting Lady, in both the Grade 2 Falls City H. and Turnback the Alarm H. (G3), as well as called to Serve in the Grade 3 Discovery H.

As she has done in the past few races, Miss Valentine sat a couple of lengths off the pace in the early stages of the six furlong Lottsa Talc. She launched her bid outside the quarter pole, eventually wearing down a stubborn Jitney at the sixteenth marker to go on to a 1 1/4-length score in 1:11.38.

A Waterville Lake Stable’s homebred trained by Christophe Clement, Miss Valentine is now 7-5-1 in 18 starts and has earned $416,500.
In her juvenile campaign in 2010, Miss Valentine captured her Belmont debut in October 2010 before going on to win the Swirlaway S. and finish second in the East View S.

The following year, Miss Valentine won the Serena’s Song S. at Monmouth and Mom’s Command S. at Belmont and also ran second in the Grade 3 Monmouth Oaks. This April she won Aqueduct's $75,000 Northern Willy S.

Foaled at Berkshire Stud in Pine Plains, Miss Valentine is one of five winners in as many foals to start out of the multiple black type-placed Gilded Time mare Miss Yiayia ($175,970). She is also the dam of Thunder Chief ($164,930). Her last reported foal is a 2-year-old colt by Tapit.