Cotillion Stakes Day

Sunday October 1, 2011: Parx Racing

Kristina McManigell and Tight Rope are the winners in race 4, a five and a half furlong maiden claiming event for 2-year-old fillies. Cotillion Stakes Day is also known as Ladies Day, and only mares and fillies race.
Golden Mystery (left), a 5-year-old mare trained by Juan Guerrero and ridden by Kendrick Carmouche, passes Winning Image (Eddie Castro up) on her way to victory in race 5, a six-furlong allowance on the dirt. Winning Image finished third.

Golden Mystery has her photo taken in the winner's circle . . .
. . . while last-place finisher Taking a Chance heads back to the barn.
Roberto Alvarado Jr. climbs aboard Blazeaway before race 6, a five and a half-furlong maiden claiming race for 2-year-old fillies.
Love Contract, John Bisono up, wins race 6.
Janice Blake-Baeza has the mount on Imagine Now for race 7, the second of three female jockey challenge races, in which only women jockeys may compete.

Dreaming of Rose (center), Tara Hemmings up, is on her way to winning race 7, a claiming race for fillies and mares three and upward.
Dreaming of Rose, who was claimed in race 7 for $7500, leaves the winner's circle to go to the barn of her new owner.
Melpomene enters the paddock before the Brandywine Stakes for 2-year-old fillies.

Say a Novena, Rafael Bejarano up, wins the Brandywine Stakes by six and a half lengths. Flor de Amelia (left, with Kyle Frey) is second.
Say a Novena leaves the winner's circle.
Coco's Sweetie gets dressed for the PA Horse Breeders Distaff Stakes, one and one-sixteenth miles for fillies and mares three and upwards.
Ann's Smart Dancer is escorted to the starting gate after tossing her jockey and running off before the race. She finished fifth in the six-horse field, ending her 5 for 5 Parx win streak.
Coco's Sweetie (#1), Josiah Hampshire Jr. up, races to victory in the PA Horse Breeders Distaff Stakes, beating Diva's Gold (right, with Jose Flores), by a nose.
Josiah Hampshire Jr. and Coco's Sweetie head to the winner's circle.
Cotillion Stakes contenders Love and Pride, left, trained by Todd Pletcher, and Halo Dolly, below, trained and partly owned by Jerry Hollendorfer, head to the paddock before the race.
It's Tricky, trained by Kiaran McLaughlin and ridden by Eddie Castro, joins the post parade before the 42nd running of the grade II Cotillion Stakes, one mile and a sixteenth for 3-year-old fillies.

From left: Buster's Ready, Love and Pride, It's Tricky, Plum Pretty, Halo Dolly and Daring Reality break from the gate. Buster's Ready is trained by Todd Pletcher, and Daring Reality by Cathal Lynch.
Plum Pretty, trained by Bob Baffert and ridden by Rafael Bejarano, wins the Cotillion Stakes. It's Tricky was second, followed by longshot Daring Reality.
Four-year-old filly Jadaluci and jockey Maria Remedio take part in the post parade for a one-mile maiden claiming race for 3, 4, and 5-year-old fillies and mares, the third female jockey challenge event and last race of the day.
Sarasota Empress, ridden by Tara Hemmings, is in the lead as the horses turn for home in the eleventh and final race. The 3-year-old filly, trained by Tony Dutrow, won the race and, with this second challenge-race victory, Hemmings won the ladies jockey challenge contest.
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