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2011 Beverly D. Results

Stacelita heads to the winner's circle after the 2011 Beverly D.

Arlington Million results
Secretariat Stakes results

Date: 08/13/2011

The distaff counterpart to the Arlington Million is the $750,000 Beverly D Stakes (G1). A field of 11 older fillies and mares contested this 1 3/16 mile trip over the Arlington turf course on Saturday, with Stacelita sent off as the 9-5 favorite off her 3rd place finish against males in the United Nations Stakes (G1) at Monmouth Park. In to challenge her included 7-2 second choice River Jetez, 5th in the Falmouth Stakes (G1) at Newmarket last out, and 4-1 third choice Cheetah, off her win in the Robert G. Dick Memorial (G3) at Delaware Park.

Stacelita leads in the stretch

Jockey Joel Rosario sent 9-1 Dubawi Heights to the lead first time by and she set easy fractions of 24.15, 49.97, 1:15.49, and 1:40.69 over the yielding turf, while being pressed by 11-1 Never Retreat a length back. Ramon Dominguez kept favorite Stacelita close up 3rd behind those two. On the far turn, Stacelita came through between horses for her bid, and passed the pacesetter at the 1/8 pole. Kept to task she pulled away in the final furlong to win by 1 1/4 lengths in 1:57.57. It was just a head back to late-running River Jetez third.

 #  Horse                Jockey          Win  Place   Show
 1  Stacelita            Dominguez      5.60   3.80   2.80
 5  Dubawi Heights       Rosario               6.80   5.20
 6  River Jetez          Soumillon                    3.60

$2 Exacta  (1-5) paid            57.40
$1 Trifecta (1-5-6) paid        103.30
$1 Superfecta (1-5-6-3) paid    451.90
Winning Time:  1:57.57
Results Chart

Left: Stacelita in the winner's circle.

Right: The trophy presentation for the Beverly D. Her owner Martin Schwartz said, "This is my third Beverly D winner. Gorella won in 2006 and Angara won in 2005. Stacelita and (trainer) Chad Brown are both fantastic. Stacelita has been a magnificent animal since I first saw her and Chad has been a magnificent animal since I first saw him. I've had about 12 to 15 different trainers but I've got the right one now. He's Ivy League-educated, has the right training (former assistant to the late Bobby Frankel) and is as humble as I am."

Left: Stacelita in the paddock before the race.

Right: Stacelita in the post parade. Her jockey Ramon Dominguez said, "I had an absolutely wonderful trip. I was able to sit right off the leader. Nice and relaxed, comfortable fractions. Turning for home, once I found a seam on the rail, I had to go for it and she reached for it great."

Left: Second place finisher Dubawi Heights in the post parade. Her jockey Joel Rosario said, "She ran great. I tried to slow it down as much as I possibly could and let her go turning for home. She responded well but the winner is just so good that our best wasn't good enough today."

Right: Third place finisher River Jetez heads out to the track before the race. Her jockey Christophe Soumillon said, "The horse ran well. I wish we'd had a better position but she tried her best. I was very proud of her."

On to the Arlington Million won by Cape Blanco
On to the Secretariat Stakes won by Treasure Beach

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