Photo: Hollywood Park
Anne Sinchak, exercise rider and
assistant for trainer Jonathan Sheppard, took Forever Together to the training
track on a drizzly Thursday morning to unlimber for the $250,000 Grade I Gamely
Stakes Saturday after arriving Wednesday.
“She’s a very classy mare and
well-traveled,” said Sinchak of the 6-year-old gray/roan mare, stabled in Barn
53 South following a Fed Ex flight from Newark to LAX.
Traveling is nothing new to Forever
Together, who has won nine of 21 starts while traveling to 10 tracks--winning
at seven of them--and earning $2,842,639 for Augustin Stable.
In addition to visits to Santa Anita
the last two years for Breeders’ Cup races, the 2008 female grass champion has
also traveled to Keeneland, Woodbine, Saratoga, Belmont, Arlington, Gulfstream,
Calder, Ocala and Delaware.
Forever Together drew post three in
a field of eight in the Gamely and will be ridden for the first time by Rajiv
Maragh, replacing the injured Julien Leparoux.
Forever Together will carry
co-highweight of 123 pounds, the same as Tuscan Evening and Well Monied, under
the allowance conditions of the stake.
The Gamely, the first Grade I of the
meet, is for fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles on the turf course and will be
run as the ninth of 10 races.