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2006 Woodbine Mile Day


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Dreaming of Anna wins the 2006 Summer Stakes at Woodbine
Dreaming of Anna wins the 2006 Summer Stakes at Woodbine

Dreaming of Anna wins the 2006 Summer Stakes at Woodbine

© Terence Dulay
The $250,000 Summer Stakes (G3) featured a field of nine 2-year-olds going 1 mile on the turf. Sent off as the 6-5 favorite was Continental Mile winner Marcavelly, over 2-1 second choice Dreaming of Anna, a filly taking on the boys after 2 straight runaway wins including the Tippett Stakes.

39-1 outsider Seaside Links had the lead for the first quarter mile in 23.69 until Dreaming of Anna poked her head in front to lead the field into the turn through a half in 47.55 and 3/4 in 1:12.03. Marcavelly, who had stalked the pace in third, moved up to challenge in second entering the stretch. However, through the lane, Dreaming of Anna had something left, as the filly kicked away to win by 3 1/4 lengths in 1:35.03. It was 4 3/4 lengths back from Marcavely to Orna in third.

Winning jockey Rene Douglas said, "I think she's the best filly I have ever ridden in my life. I've been on nice fillies before, but this filly gives me goosebumps. I think people are going to fall in love with this filly. She made the boys look bad today. All the girls will be rooting for her down the road." Winning trainer Wayne Catalano added, "I told Mr.(owner-breeder Frank) Calabrese, I think we have something very, very special here. We have the Breeders' Cup (Juvenile Fillies) in the back of our minds."

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