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Lady of Fifty Earns Third Straight Stakes Victory
Lady of Fifty recorded her third straight stakes victory Saturday at Golden Gate Fields when she led from start to finish in the $100,000 California Oaks.
Lady of Fifty won the 1 1/16-mile feature for 3-year-old fillies by 3 1/4 lengths over stablemate Sweet Nothings as trainer Jerry Hollendorfer saddled the exacta in the California Oaks. Run the Blues Away finished third.
Lady of Fifty was coming off victories in the six-furlong Golden Gate Debutante and the one-mile Corte Madera Stakes, a race in which Hollendorfer sent out the first three finishers. Lady of Fifty and Sweet Nothings ran one-two in the Corte Madera while their stablemate, Hennessy River, ran third.
Lady of Fifty won the California Oaks in 1:46.04 under jockey Russell Baze and paid $4.60 as the 6-to-5 favorite in a field of six. A Kentucky-bred daughter of After Market, Lady of Fifty has four wins and a third in five career starts.
“She’s a nice filly,” said Baze. “She’s got such a long, big, beautiful stride. She’s still learning. She hasn’t run her best race yet.”
Lady of Fifty, owned in partnership by Hollendorfer and George Todaro, earned $60,000 for the victory and has made $154,170 in her five races.
“Everybody with a good 3-year-old is thinking about bigger races later on, and I‘m thinking about them, too,” said Hollendorfer. “There is nothing left for her here, so she’ll have to go someplace else, but she has plenty of options. Sweet Nothings is also a nice horse.”
Hail To The ’Chief – Golden Gate Fields will salute Bold Chieftain Sunday. Fans attending the Dollar Day program (general parking, general admission, programs, beers, hot dogs and sodas are all just a buck) will receive a Bold Chieftain poster and have the opportunity to see the 9-year-old horse parade one final time in front of the grandstand.
Bold Chieftain earned $1,683,181 while amassing 18 wins, 14 seconds and four thirds in 47 career starts. Bold Chieftain won 14 stakes, including the Grade 2 San Francisco Mile, the California Cup Classic twice, and the Sunshine Millions Classic.
The day after he is honored at Golden Gate Fields, Bold Chieftain will be on his way to Vacaville to begin his new career as a stud at Victory Rose Thoroughbreds farm.