Sunday, October 02, 2011
Grace Hall easily takes Blue Hen Stakes Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Next
Wilmington, Del., October 1, 2011 — After posting an impressive win in the Grade I Spinaway, Michael Dubb, Bethlehem Stables’ and The Elkstone Group’s Grace Hall followed with an easy victory in the $75,000 Blue Hen Stakes at Delaware Park today. The locally-stabled daughter of Empire Maker will make her next start in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies at Churchill Downs on November 4th.
With the current Delaware Park jockey Joseph Rocco Jr. aboard, the Kentucky-bred conditioned by locally-based trainer Anthony Dutrow scored a 5 ¾-length triumph and returned $2.80 as the favorite in the field of four. She covered the mile and seventy yards in 1:42.36 over a fast main track to raise her record to three-for-three with earnings of $219,000.
Glinda the Good, with Michael Luzzi, finished second ¾-lengths in front of Always Here Too, with Javier Santiago, in third.
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