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No Longer An Underdog, Unbeaten Cajun Delta Dawn Favored To Win My Dear Girl

Curtis Mikkelsen's Cajun Delta Dawn snuck up on the bettors, as well as her rivals, while winning the first four starts of her career, including the first two legs of the 2016 Florida Sire Stakes (FSS) series at Gulfstream Park. The 2-year-old daughter of Kantharos has done nothing but win, but the David Fawkes-trained filly […]

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Undefeated Three Rules, Cajun Delta Dawn Breeze For Florida Sire Stakes

Undefeated Three Rules and Cajun Delta Dawn breezed at Gulfstream Park Saturday in preparation for Florida Sire Stakes sweep attempts next Saturday on a program featuring eight stakes worth $1.6 million in purses. Shade Tree Thoroughbreds' Three Rules breezed five furlongs in 59.56 seconds, the fastest of 41 workouts recorded at the distance, for a […]

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Cajun Delta Dawn Leads All The Way In Florida Sire Susan’s Girl

Curtis Mikkelsen's Cajun Delta Dawn took the lead at the start of Saturday's $300,000 Florida Sire Stakes Susan's Girl and never relinquished it, drawing away down the lane to win by five lengths. The juvenile daughter of Kantharos remained undefeated, covering seven furlongs over Gulfstream Park's wet fast (sealed) main track in 1:24.91 under Juan […]

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Three-Time G1 Winner Sheer Drama Retired

Harold L. Queen's homebred Sheer Drama has been retired to the life of a broodmare, trainer David Fawkes announced Tuesday via Twitter. The 6-year-old daughter of Burning Roma finished eighth in Saturday's G1 Ballerina at Saratoga, beaten 10 1/2 lengths by the winner Haveyougoneaway. A G1 winner over 1 1/8 miles last year, Sheer Drama […]

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Sheer Drama ‘Going A New Way;’ En Route To Breeders’ Cup Filly And Mare Sprint

Grade 1 winner Sheer Drama had her final work Friday morning for the Grade 1, $500,000 Ballerina on August 26 at Saratoga. The Ballerina is a designated “Win and You're In” race for the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint at Santa Anita November 4. With jockey Joe Bravo in the saddle, Sheer Drama covered […]

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Cajun Delta Dawn Captures Desert Vixen Florida Sires Stakes

Curtis Mikkelsen's Cajun Delta Dawn ($8.60) rose to the occasion once more with a surging score in the $200,000 Desert Vixen Division of the Florida Sire Stakes at Gulfstream Park. After setting the pace in her June 10 debut for trainer David Fawkes, the 2-year-old filly closed strongly up the rail to post a 17-1 […]

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Sheer Drama Preps For Possible Start In Princess Rooney

Trainer David Fawkes scheduled an “open gallop” for Sheer Drama Sunday morning at Gulfstream Park in preparation for a possible start in the $250,000 Princess Rooney (G2), a Breeders' Cup ‘Win & You're In' stakes on next Saturday's $1.125 Million Summit of Speed program. “She ran a little bit down the lane. She went 26 […]

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Sheer Drama Shows Versatility With Madison Triumph

Harold Queen's homebred mare Sheer Drama, winner last year of the mile and a quarter Grade 1 Delaware Handicap, dropped back to seven furlongs for her 2016 debut, but the shorter distance was no problem for the 6-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Burning Roma, who came from just off the pace to defeat G1 Breeders' Cup […]

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