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My Little Dragon captures $90,000 Matriarch in 1:51

May 12, 2008
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My Little Dragon, the fastest mare of all time, scorched the competition to win the $90,000 Matriarch Stake on Sunday afternoon at the Meadowlands.

My Little Dragon launched a first over attack on the backside against Southwind Tempo and sprinted past in the final strides for a half-length victory in 1:51. Guestimate rallied for second and it was a length back to Street Dancer in third. Southwind Tempo finished fourth. My Little Dragon paid $9.00 to win.

\"It looked to me that I was going to be first-over, any way I looked at it,\" winning driver Brian Sears said. \"I was just hoping they would mix it up a little bit. The fractions were pretty cheap but my mare, she likes a big track, she likes to chase horses down and she raced real game. I think she is really good right now. As far as her throat goes, she is a real relaxed mare; she should be good that way. They were closing in pretty good. Maybe Southwind Tempo wasn’t on her best game today but I can’t take anything away from my mare, she raced really well.\"

Trained by Noel Daley, the five-year-old daughter by Dragon Again scored her fourth victory of the year in her 10th start and increased her earnings to $1,721,914 for the Adam Victor and Son Stable of New York, NY. (Meadowlands)

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