By Dick Downey
Glen Hill Farm got its money's worth by sponsoring Kentucky Downs' $150,000 One Dreamer Stakes. Interest in the race went through the roof, resulting in a decision to run two divisions comprised of 25 entries.
The one mile 70 yard turf contest for fillies and mares three years old and up is limited to non-winners of sweepstakes in 2015. A bevy of experienced runners is set to compete in the races, set as the eighth and ninth races on Sept. 10, the second day of the Kentucky Downs meet.
Those that have won stakes in the relatively recent past are likely to get attention at the windows. Rusty Slipper (Grade III Violet, Monmouth Park 2014), trained by Graham Motion; and A Little Bit Sassy (Grade III Regret at Churchilll Downs 2014), trained by Michael Matz, are entered in race 8. Race 9 attracted Interrupted (Pennsylvania Oaks at Penn National 2014), trained by Matz; and Annulment (Hatoof Stakes at Arlington Park 2014), trained by Victoria Oliver.
Kitten's Dumplings, entered in the ninth race, may attract the most interest. In 2013, she won the Grade I Queen Elizabeth Cup at Keeneland, Grade II Lake George at Saratoga, Grade III Regret at Churchill Downs and the Edgewood Stakes at Churchill. The Mike Maker trainee owned by Ken and Sarah Ramsey had an extended layoff after ninth-place finished in the 2013 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf. Unraced last year, she was 10th in the Marie G. Krantz Memorial Handicap at Fair Grounds in January, sixth in a $100,000 optional claiming race at Gulfstream Park in March and most recently second in the Indiana General Assembly Distaff Stakes on July 18.
The two divisions of the One Dreamer have post times of 5:00 and 5:32 CDT. First post is 1:35 CDT.
The race is named after Glen Hill Farm's homebred One Dreamer, who won the 1994 Breeders' Cup Distaff and earned $1,266,067 in her 25-race career that included 12 wins, six seconds and two thirds.