Maryland-bred Blind Date rallied into contention at the top of the
Colonial Downs stretch and dueled furiously with Shared Account through
the final sixteenth before prevailing by a head in the $150,000
Virginia Oaks (G3) on Saturday.
The victory marked the second straight stakes win on Saturday’s card
for jockey Kent Desormeaux and Colonial Downs-based trainer Hamilton
Smith, who teamed up to score one race earlier in the Kitten’s Joy
Stakes with pacesetter Rockaby Bay.