BY GULFSTREAM PARK PRESS OFFICE
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL—Laurie Plesa and Glassman Racing LLC’s Time Passage scored her fourth straight victory and third stakes victory in a row at Gulfstream Park in Friday’s $65,000 Cellars Shiraz.
The Eddie Plesa Jr.-trained Time Passage led throughout the mile-and-one—sixteenth on synthetic, prevailing by a neck to live up to her 3-5 favoritism. The daughter of Bridlewood Farm stallion Tunwoo earned a $25,000 bonus offered by the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association to a registered Florida-bred winner in addition to the winner’s purse.
“Since they stretched her out on the Tapeta, she’s been awesome,” jockey Edgard Zayas said. “She has speed, and she uses it. I feel like she gets everyone out of their own pace. She’s pretty quick and at the end she keeps fighting.”
Florida-bred Coco finished second, two-and-a-quarter lengths ahead of To Thyself B True. They were followed in order by Batucada, Writteninthestars and Florida-bred Flakes.
Time Passage completed the distance in 1:43.83 and paid $3.40 to win.
Time Passage is out of Savingtime, by Kantharos and was bred by Baoma Corp. Savingtime has also produced multiple stakes-winning Florida-bred Outfoxed and has two winners from three starters. She has an unnamed yearling colt by Bridlewood Farm stallion Valiant Minister and an unnamed weanling filly by Candy Ride (Arg). She was bred to Valiant Minister in 2023.
Time Passage was purchased by Karl and Cathi Glassman as a yearling for $85,000 at the 2021 Ocala Breeders’ Sales October Yearling Sale where she was consigned by Stuart Morris.
Florida-bred Dancing N Dixie Wins Our Dear Peggy
Florida-bred Dancing N Dixie – Lauren King Photo
Quintessential Racing Florida LLC’s Dancing N Dixie scored a half-length upset victory over 4-5 favorite Bubbly Champagne in Friday’s $65,000 Our Dear Peggy, a co-featured mile-and-70-yard stakes for 2-year-old fillies on the all-weather course.
The Mark Casse-trained daughter of Pleasant Acres Stallions’ Neolithic, who graduated in her last start on Oct. 1 at Gulfstream at Friday’s distance on the all-weather track, made a three-wide run to take the lead on the backstretch before Bubbly Champagne retook the lead and showed the way into mid-stretch. Dancing In Dixie kicked back in under Miguel Vasquez late to secure the victory.
De Regreso finished third while Alcohol, Kiss and Florida-bred Singing Sandra completed the order of finish. Cat One was scratched.
Florida-bred Dancing N Dixie returned $9.20 on a $2 win ticket.
Dancing N Dixie was timed in 1:42.54 and earned a $25,000 FTBOA win bonus in addition to the lion’s share of the purse.
She is out of the unraced Florida-bred mare Foolhearted Woman, by Uncaptured and was bred by Freddie Hyatt. Dancing N Dixie went through the auction ring at this year’s OBS June Sale of 2-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age where White Type Stables purchased her for $35,000 ouit of the Blue River Bloodstock consignment.
Dancing N Dixie is the first stakes-winner and only starter from four foals for Foolhearted Woman.
–Brock Sheridan contributed to this article
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