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Teddy's Promise Bids Farewell Saturday

Teddy's Promise wins 2013 L.A. Woman
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Ron Ellis is not likely to have a petting party with Teddy’s Promise after she runs her 29th and final race Saturday in the Grade II Santa Monica Stakes for older fillies and mares at seven furlongs.

The 6-year-old Salt Lake mare, owned and bred in California by Ted and Judy Nichols, will be bred to Smart Strike after the Santa Monica, which she won last year. With a victory Saturday, Teddy’s Promise would surpass the $1 million mark in earnings, but she hasn’t exactly been a walk in the park for Ellis.

“She’s pretty feisty,” Ellis said of Teddy’s Promise, who has an 11-4-2 record with earnings of $882,397 going into the Santa Monica. Victory in the race is worth $120,000. Teddy’s Promise worked six furlongs on Santa Anita’s main track Saturday in a bullet 1:12.60.

“She’s been a very, very tough horse to train, to gallop and work. We kind of got her settled down now, just in time for her to retire. Yeah, she’s been a handful, and she’s been a handful in her races, which makes it a little hard on Victor to really do exactly what he wants.”

That would be Victor Espinoza, who has ridden Teddy’s Promise in 15 races, her last nine in a row.

“But,” Ellis added, “obviously what we’ve done with her has worked most of the time.”

 

 

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