Miss Temple City Becomes First Filly To Win The Maker’s 46 Mile

by | 04.15.2016 | 5:56pm
Miss Temple City (Temple City) wins the Makers 46 Mile at Keeneland

Sagamore Farm, Allen Rosenblum and The Club Racing, LLC's Miss Temple City became the first filly to win the $300,000 Maker's 46 Mile (G1) for older horses before a sun-splashed Friday afternoon crowd of 17,645.

Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, Miss Temple City collared the pace-setting Heart to Heart at midstretch to draw clear for a 1¼-length victory.

Trained by Graham Motion, Miss Temple City covered the mile on a firm turf course in 1:34.09. The victory was worth $180,000 and increased the winner's earnings to $562,799 with a record of 10-4-3-2.

It was the first victory in the race for Motion and Van Dyke, who scored his first Keeneland stakes win.

Heart to Heart, under Julien Leparoux, carved out fractions of :23.30 and :46.03 with only mild pressure coming from Shining Copper. Miss Temple City raced in third next to the rail through the first half-mile.

On the far turn, Miss Temple City shifted to the outside and shot past Shining Copper and took dead aim on Heart to Heart. The two dueled through the upper stretch before the filly pulled away for her first graded stakes victory.

Miss Temple City, a Keeneland sale graduate, is a 4-year-old Kentucky-bred daughter of Temple City out of the Artax mare Glittering Tax.

She returned $14.60, $6.60 and $3.80. Heart to Heart paid $4.40 and $3.20 and finished 1¼ lengths in front of favored Tourist who paid $3 to show under Jose Lezcano.

It was another 3½ lengths back to Reload in fourth. Completing the field in order were Conquest Typhoon, Itsaknockout, Shining Copper, Are You Kidding Me and Dac.

Watch the race replay here:

  • Kellye Pikul

    She has been my favorite filly since I saw her run second to Lady Eli at Keeneland last April. I’m so proud of her and very happy for her connections.

  • GloriaU

    Impressive win today. Miss Temple City is making for some exciting racing! I’m very happy for the connections.

  • Ida Lee

    The not-so-dainty little “Miss” put on quite a show …. impressive …

  • Magnificent achievement for Graham Motion and the filly. This must be one of the greatest feats for a filly in the annals of racing at Keeneland. American racing has rarely been blessed with such outstanding fillies, with the likes of Songbird, Tepin, Catch a Glimpse, Miss Temple City, etc.

  • Suzanne Powell

    Really nice filly, nice ride and also nice to see Artax breeding zooming around the track.

  • Uncle Mo Cat

    Wonder what Tepin would have done here?
    Happy for these connections, especially Sagamore.
    PS Not sure who wrote this story but the “clubhouse” turn is the first turn in a two turn race, not the final turn into the homestretch.

  • me too

    Way to represent, DVD! Great jockeying

  • Jbumi

    Holy smokes, was just looking at the results at Equibase – she broke the course record by 1.8 seconds!!!!!

  • Thinker

    Sometimes girls just gotta show the boys!

  • kenherlich

    what a horse,what a trainer,what a ride

  • Pimlico_Bred

    Congrats to all the connections and a special shout out to Graham for running her in The Makers 46 instead of the Apple Blossom.

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