A mare two months pregnant won Pimlico's featured race on Mother's Day.
Creamy Dreamy, in foal to Polish Numbers, captured the $53,775 Jacob France Stakes, a six-furlong sprint for fillies and mares. She stalked the leaders into the turn and then spurted away down the stretch to win by 4 1/2 lengths.
She paid $4.80 as the favorite.
For her jockey Edgar Prado, it was one of his day's four wins. He was disqualified from a fifth.
For her trainer Katy Voss, it was another victory with a mare in foal.
"I had a filly once who won three stakes after we bred her," Voss said. "Sometimes it will settle a mare a little bit. Being pregnant calms them down."
For her owners Barbara and Jim Wilson of Dresden Farm in Middleburg, Va., it was the high point of a special day.
"We have six children," Jim Wilson said. "And Barbara played tennis into the eighth month. It runs in the family."
The 5-year-old Creamy Dreamy (by Two Punch out of Jane
Russell) will race for perhaps two more months, and then go to the farm to learn what Mother's Day is all about.
Pub Date: 5/11/98