Family Stable’s 3-year-old Florida homebred filly Joanie’s Catch obviously
thrives on racing, most recently finishing a game second in the $100,000 Old
Hat Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 9, and is back for more as she makes
her 15th career start for trainer Barry Rose in Sunday’s $150,000 Forward Gal
daughter of the family’s home stallion First Tour, Joanie’s Catch brings a
bankroll of $286,000 into Sunday’s seven-furlong test, a total earned the hard
way with four runner-up performances in stakes from her last five starts,
punctuated by a third-place effort in the Delta Princess Stakes (G3) at Delta
Downs in Louisiana on Dec. 4.
familiar ‘Pink, Gray Yoke, Pink Cap’ colors of the Rose Family Stable are best
remembered at Gulfstream with Mia’s Hope in the 1995 Bonnie Miss Stakes (G2)
and Mia’s Hope’s son Hal’s Hope in the 2000 Florida Derby (G1). Both were
trained by late family patriarch Harold Rose.