Pioneerof the Nile's Dontmesswithjoanne breaks through in Red Camelia S.
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Zayat Stables LLC’s Dontmesswithjoanne made a huge move in the final furlong to take the $60,000 Red Camelia S. on the Fair Grounds' turf course on St. Patrick's Day to give the daugther of Pioneerof the Nile her first stakes win (VIDEO). 

Pioneerof the Nile now has five stakes horses this year and was also represented yesterday by Road to Damascus, who ran third in the Rushaway S. at Turfway Park.

Ridden for the first time by Joe Bravo, Dontmesswithjoanne was in no hurry after breaking from post six, and secured a good spot along the rail several lengths from the front going into the first turn. The half-mile went in :48.77, with the eventual winner about 10 lengths from the front at that point.

Steadily making up ground around the turn and into the stretch, Dontmesswithjoanne had to take back sharply in upper stretch when she almost clipped heels. Guided to the outside by Bravo, she kicked into high gear and rolled to the front to win by nearly three lengths in an impressive display.

“You had those times and with the soft turf I think they got a hold of it,” Bravo said. “With a filly like this you just have to make sure that she was happy. She picked herself (after the incident in upper stretch) and went with it. When you ride the best horse, it’s easy. That’s the bottom line.” 

Dontmesswithjoanne has compiled a very nice 4-3-1 record from just 11 starts. She upped her earnings to $158,695 for owner Zayat Stables LLC.

The winner was bred by Gulf Haven Farms.
Visit Pioneerof the Nile's Page Pioneerof the Nile
Good Samaritan filly zips to MdSpWt victory at Churchill Downs title=
Good Samaritan

Good Samaritan filly zips to MdSpWt victory at Churchill Downs

Good Samaritan was represented by his second winner from his first crop on Friday at Churchill Downs when the filly Holiday Decision scored a front-running victory in a $110,605 maiden special weight race...

[read more]

Mardukas first winner for WinStar Farm’s Always Dreaming title=
Always Dreaming

Mardukas first winner for WinStar Farm’s Always Dreaming

Mardukas rallied strongly along the inner rail and powered home through the stretch to prove a determined winner of a $92,000 maiden special weight at 5 ½ furlongs at Churchill Downs on Sunday...

[read more]

Constitution’s Breakpoint will not be denied in San Juan Capistrano S. (G3) title=
Constitution

Constitution’s Breakpoint will not be denied in San Juan Capistrano S. (G3)

Breakpoint (CHI) became a dual hemisphere graded stakes winner on Sunday when the 5-year-old son of Constitution led nearly all the way in the “about” 1 ¾-mile San Juan Capistrano S. (G3)...

[read more]

Consumer Spending gives More Than Ready milestone 100th Graded Stakes winner title=
More Than Ready

Consumer Spending gives More Than Ready milestone 100th Graded Stakes winner

When Consumer Spending crossed the wire first in the $200,000 Wonder Again S. (G2) June 9 at Belmont Park, it marked the 3-year-old filly’s first graded stakes win...

[read more]

Miss Leslie closes with a flourish for her sixth career stakes win title=
Paynter

Miss Leslie closes with a flourish for her sixth career stakes win

Paynter’s 4-year-old filly and veteran stakes performer has now won a half-dozen added-money races after a dramatic victory in the June 8 Obeah S...

[read more]

Emmanuel goes gate-to-wire in Pennine Ridge S. (G2) title=

Emmanuel goes gate-to-wire in Pennine Ridge S. (G2)

WinStar Farm and Siena Farm’s Emmanuel, a 3-year-old colt by More Than Ready, made a sparkling turf debut on Saturday, June 4, at Belmont Park, leading from start to finish to take down top prize in the $200,000 Pennine Ridge S. (G2) at 1 1/8 miles.

[read more]

Always Dreaming kicks off Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2yo Sale with $550,000 colt title=
Always Dreaming

Always Dreaming kicks off Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2yo Sale with $550,000 colt

Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Always Dreaming was an immediate hit during Monday’s opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-old sale...

[read more]

We the People gives Constitution his second straight Peter Pan S. (G3) winner title=
Constitution

We the People gives Constitution his second straight Peter Pan S. (G3) winner

One year after Promise Keeper won the Peter Pan S. (G3), We the People became Constitution’s second consecutive winner of the 1 1/8-mile race...

[read more]

Nashville, track record-setter by Speightstown, retires to WinStar Farm title=
Nashville

Nashville, track record-setter by Speightstown, retires to WinStar Farm

CHC Inc. and WinStar Farm’s track record-setting Nashville, a son of perennial leading stallion Speightstown, has been retired from racing and will stand alongside his accomplished sire at WinStar...

[read more]

Huntertown first winner for WinStar Farm’s Good Samaritan title=
Good Samaritan

Huntertown first winner for WinStar Farm’s Good Samaritan

Huntertown made a flashy career debut on Wednesday, May 11, cruising to a 6 ¾-length maiden special weight victory at Horseshoe Indianapolis...

[read more]