In Lingerie, a three-year-old daughter of Empire Maker, out of Cat Chat by Storm Cat, is our latest thoroughbred purchase. We are part of a syndicate (a really small part) who bought this promising filly after an impressive maiden win. She finished second to a wonder horse in her last outing, after a near-disastrous experience in the gate. She is listed among the top fillies in the early betting pools for the Kentucky Oaks, which is the big race run the day before the Derby each year at Churchill Downs.
As noted above, she will run in the Bourbonette Stakes this Saturday at Turfway Park, outside Cincinnati. Should she run well, she will move on to the Oaks in May. The Oaks is the biggest race in America for three-year-old fillies, the “girl” equivalent to the Kentucky Derby and the race that was won so spectacularly a couple of years ago by the great filly Rachel Alexandra.
But, as Robert Frost wrote, ” I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.” We’ll keep you posted (no pun intended). Fingers crossed.