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Friday, December 09, 2022

Princess Grace wins, Brooklyn Strong is third in a Stakes and Matz, Motion and Houghton have winners

BENSALEM, Pa.--Princess Grace won the G3, 1 1/16 mile, $200,000 Dr. James Penny Memorial Turf Stakes at Parx  on July 12, and with that victory she has won over $1 million in career earnings.

Princess Grace Parx Nikki ShermanPrincess Grace (Photo by Nikki Sherman/Equi-Photo)Princess Grace, ridden by Florent Geroux, is  5-year-old daughter of Karakontie and is a homebred for John and Susan Moore's M and M Stable and is trained by Michael Stidham.

She won the James Penny Memorial for the second straight year, going to the front from the start and drawing off to win by 3 lengths.

With that win, she has now won three G3 stakes and two G2 stakes and has seven firsts, one second and two thirds from 11 starts.

BROOKLYN STRONG, a 4-year-ol son of Wicked Strong, who stands at Dr. William Solomon's Pin Oak Lane Farm in New Freedom, Pa., placed third in the $100,000, 1 1/16 mile Saginaw Stakes at Belmont on July 10.

Mark Schwartz' Brooklyn Strong now has three wins, including two stakes wins, and three thirds from 11 starts.


MICHAEL MATZ saddled Helen K. Groves' homebred Tequilera to win a $60,000, 1 1/16 mile Maiden Special Weight race on the inner turf at Colonial Downs on July 12.

Tequilera colonial CoadyTequilera (Photo by Coady Photography)Tequilera went straight to the lead and held on gamely through the stretch to win by 3/4 length.

GRAHAM MOTION saddled Stone Farm's homebred Bad to the Bones to win a $40,000, 1 mile and 70 yards Maiden Special Weight race at Delaware Park on July 9.

Bad to the Bones ran second two wide, swung five wide on the turn and drew clear to win the 6 lengths.

BERNIE HOUGHTON had another winner in Edward J.Madden's Ninja Princess.

Ninja Princess won a $10,800, 6 furlong Claiming race at Penn National on July 8 after making a four wide move on the turn and then drawing off to win by an  impressive 9 1/2 lengths.

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