Description: The 125th running of the 7 furlong $350K Grade I Spinaway Stakes at Saratoga Race Course resulted in the first dead-heat of the race September 3, 2016.
Pretty City Dancer (KY) GR/RO, F, foaled April 3, 2014 (Tapit- Pretty City, by Carson City) and Sweet Loretta (KY) B, F, foaled January 24, 2014 (Tapit - Ithinkisawapudycat, by Bluegrass Cat) hit the line together. Runway Doll, Cherry Lodge, and You Know Too battled for the early lead. You Know Too backed out of it at the half mile pole and Runway Doll & Cherry Lodge battled it out to mid stretch, however, Runway Doll had enough and Cherry Lodge stayed on to finish third as Sweet Loretta and jockey Javier Castellano swept past them in upper stretch. Pretty City Dancer and Irad Ortiz, Jr were mounting a bid from the outside at the top of the lane and was surging late to finish on even terms with Sweet Loretta at the line. It was 5 3/4 lengths back to Cherry Lodge in 3rd.
Pretty City Dancer is 3-0-1 from 4 starts and she has earned $229,700 for her owner John Oxley. She was bred by Gainesway and she is being trained by Mark Casse.
Sweet Loretta is undefeated with 3 victories and she has earned $250,520 for her owners at St. Elias Stable. She was bred by Ashview Farm & Colts Neck Stables and she is being trained by Todd Pletcher.
The Spinaway is a Breeders' Cup Challenge 'Win & You're In' Series race and the winners will each receive an award of 50% of the entry fees if they should go on to the 2016 BC Juvenile Fillies November 5th at Santa Anita Park. Drawing by Daily Racing Funnies ®.
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