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Filly and mare crown on line at Springdale
Colonial Cup honors Fishback on Saturday
TRAINED BY JANET ELLIOT, Hiwasee Gem carried Harry Haynes to victory in a maiden chase at the 2014 Carolina Cup. On Saturday, the 8-year-old mare will run in the $30,000 Springdale Stakes. - photo by Lindsay Jennings/C-I photo
Saturday’s Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup will celebrate “Ladies Day at the Races,” and one of the contests will be devoted to the fillies and mares who are an integral part of the National Steeplechase Association’s racing program. The $30,000 Springdale Stakes attracted 10 nominees, and no fewer than six of them are still in the hunt to collect the Life’s Illusion Filly and Mare champion trophy that is awarded each year to American jump racing’s leading female. Irv Naylor, the NSA’s champion owner in 2015, nominated One Lucky Lady, who landed in the United States and promptly won the Peapack Stakes for fillies and mares at the Far Hills Races on Oct. 17.