Friday, September 14 2012
Arlington Park Barn Notes: Thurs. Sept. 13
TRAINER LUNSFORD MOVING UP ON HER UNLIKELY PATH TO ARLINGTON
As a single parent with an 8-year-old daughter Tori at home on her farm in downstate Mt. Vernon, Illinois, and a relatively small stable to oversee, you wouldn’t think that trainer Kim Lunsford would have had the time to bring her horses to Arlington for the first time this summer.
Nevertheless, there she was, proudly posing in the winner’s circle during the first week of September along with owner Tom Rinaudo and the 3-year-old filly Lady Haddassah, who had just won a one-mile turf test on Thoroughbred racing’s center stage in Chicago. Lunsford had claimed Lady Haddassah for Rinaudo out of a winning race over Churchill’s Louisville lawn last spring, but her September tally was the first in three starts for her new connections.
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