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2012 Kentucky Oaks Undercard Results


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Stephanie's Kitten wins the 2012 Edgewood Stakes
Stephanie's Kitten

Stephanie's Kitten wins the 2012 Edgewood Stakes at Churchill Downs

© Cindy Pierson Dulay
The $100,000 Edgewood Stakes featured a field of 12 three-year-old fillies going 1 1/16 miles on the turf. Breeders' Cup Juvenile Filies Turf (G1) winner Stephanie's Kitten was sent off as the even-money favorite over 9-2 Dame Marie and 8-1 Run a Risk. 13-1 Welcome Dance set early fractions of 23.81, 47.36, and 1:11.10 while stalked by 23-1 June Cleaver. On the far turn, Stephanie's Kitten came through to take over the lead, and drew off to win by 2 lengths over late-running 27-1 Firehouse Red in a stakes record time of 1:40.94. It was another 1 3/4 lengths back to pacesetter Welcome Dance third.

Trainer Wayne Catalano said, “That’s (Royal Ascot) been the plan the whole time. So far it’s been working for us. When you are the favorite, you always expect to run good but it doesn't always happen. We thought she was going to run well today and she came into the race just as you want one to do.""

Results chart from DRF

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