Jay Em Ess Stable's My Golden Rose jumped from 10th to fifth in the Fantasy Ownership Challenge standings Sept. 16 and ended up in the barn of King Leatherbury after the veteran trainer claimed her for $10,000 for Vince Campanella.
Trained by Michele Nevin for the Laurel Park race, My Golden Rose shipped to Maryland after a fourth-place finish for a $25,000 tag at Belmont Park in New York. She rallied from fifth at the half-mile mark under Jomar Torres and drew away to defeat Janealee by 4 1/2 lengths in 1:25.86 for seven furlongs.
My Golden Rose, who broke her maiden at Laurel in August, paid $2.80 to win as the heavy favorite in a field of eight. Now trained by Leatherbury, the 3-year-old Mineshaft filly will now be based at Laurel rather than New York.
My Golden Rose entered the Sept. 16 race with $33,910 in contest earnings but now has $44,170, which puts her fifth behind Yes Mz Adah, Indian Paint, Flight Crew and Participate. Gunpowder Farms' Indian Paint was entered in the $150,000 All Along Stakes later on the Saturday card at Laurel but was scratched.
(Photo by Jessica Hammond)