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Jockey Joe Talamo celebrates aboard Shedaresthedevil after the Honeybee Stakes
On Saturday, a field of 8 three-year-old fillies contested the $300,000 Honeybee Stakes (G3) going 1 1/16 miles at Oaklawn Park, with the winner earning 50 points in the Kentucky Oaks Championship Series. Conditions were excellent with a fast track, clear skies and temperatures in the low 60's in the afternoon for the 22,000 fans in attendance. Alta's Award was sent off as the 2-1 favorite off 2 wins in allowance company. In to challenger her included 11-4 second choice Motu, 3rd in the Suncoast after finishing 2nd in the Golden Rod (G2), and 3-1 third choice Shedaresthedevil, 2nd in the Anoakia at Santa Anita.
The fillies break from the gate for the Honeybee
Pgm Horse Jockey Win Place Show 2 Shedaresthedevil Talamo 7.80 3.80 2.60 5 Alta's Award Santana Jr. 3.60 2.60 1 Motu Hernandez Jr. 2.40 Winning Time: 1:45.78 $1 Exacta 2-5 11.10 $0.50 Trifecta 2-5-1 16.95 $0.10 Superfecta 2-5-1-9 78.81
Left: Shedaresthedevil in the winner's circle. Winning jockey Joe Talamo said, "I was loaded the whole way around there. It was just a matter trying to pick a seam and boy when it opened up, she absolutely exploded through there. I was very impressed with her gallop out and distance won't be a problem. I think she's going to get every bit of the mile and an eighth or even more. Hats off to Brad (Cox) and Jorge (his assistant) they've done a great job with this filly and I don't think she's even peaked yet. I don't think we've seen the best of her yet."
Right: Trophy presentation for the Honeybee with owner Staton Flurry of Flurry Racing Stables on the right giving a thumbs up.
Left: Shedaresthedevil in the post parade. Trainer Brad Cox said by phone from Fair Grounds that Shedaresthedevil would go next in the Fantasy before the Kentucky Oaks.
Right: The post parade for the Honeybee Stakes.
Left: Second place finisher and beaten favorite Alta's Award kicks up her heels in the infield saddling area. The Steve Asmussen trainee improved her record to 2 wins, 1 second, and 1 third in 4 starts, earning $119,550 for owner-breeders Ed and Susie Orr.
Right: Third place finisher Motu heads out of the indoor paddock. The Ken McPeek trainee improved her record to 1 win, 2 seconds, and 2 thirds in 6 starts, earning $161,257 for owners Susan Moulton, David Bernsen, and Magdalena Racing.
Left: Whitmore in the winner's circle with trainer Ron Moquett on the far left. This is his 4th straight Hot Springs win. Moquett said, "It's so good to see him do what he does, knowing how much he loves it. We're so proud of him. If you watch horses train every morning here like I do, you know there are a lot of good horses, and we're just fortunate to have one of them."
Right: Whitmore in the post parade. Winning jockey Joe Talamo said, "For him to win this race four years in a row is incredible. I was fortunate to ride him today. What a cool horse. He really laid it down the last part."
Left: Second place finisher Mr. Jagermeister in the post parade. The Valorie Lund trainee improved his record to 11 wins, 4 seconds, and 2 thirds in 22 starts, earning $577,460 for owner-breeder Kristin Boice, Leslie Cummings, and Valorie Lund.
Right: Third place finisher Wendell Fong in the the post parade. The Jeremiah Englehart trainee improved his record to 3 wins, 0 seconds, and 1 third in 7 starts, earning $135,740 for owner Gold Square LLC.
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