SHE FEELS PRETTY Wins Woodbine’s G1 Natalma Stakes in Second Start

Lael Stables’ SHE FEELS PRETTY unleashed a powerful kick in the stretch to post a 4 1/2-length win in the Grade 1 Natalma Stakes at Woodbine on Sept. 16. The 2-year-old daughter of Karakontie completed the mile on turf in 1:35.34 – a time slightly faster than colt Carson’s Run posted in the Grade 1 Summer Stakes on the same card.  SHE FEELS PRETTY’s victory marked the first Grade 1 win for her trainer Cheryl DeVau. 

WHELEN SPRINGS Wins G3 Iselin Stakes for Owner/Breeder Shortleaf Stable

A homebred racing for John Ed Anthony’s Shortleaf Stable, Whelen Springs won the 1 1/16-mile Iselin Stakes-G3 at Monmouth Park by a half-length after a contintious stretch.  Winner of two stakes at Oaklawn Park in 2022, the 4-year-old colt had run second in the Monmouth Cup Stakes-G3 last time out.  His victory in the Iselin marked his first Graded stakes win and also the first Graded stakes win for his trainer, Lindsay Schultz.

Back-to-Back Stakes Wins at Canterbury Park

Of the six blacktype races contested at Caterbury Park on June 21 George Strawbridge Jr.’s Augustin Stables won a third of them. REGAL REALM won the Lady Canterbury Stakes and within the hour HIGH FRONT (pictured) took the Dark Star Turf Sprint. Both distaffers are trained by Jonathon Thomas and both were foaled and raised at Stone Farm for long-time client Strawbridge.