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Winter Memories Points Toward Flower Bowl

Happy vibrations surrounded the barn of trainer Jimmy Toner Sunday morning as his big, gray turf star Winter Memories relaxed in her stall the morning after taking the Grade 1, $600,000 Diana, her most lucrative win to date. 

 

The 4-year-old daughter of El Prado had failed to reach the speedy Tapitsfly in the Grade 1 Longines Just a Game last month at one mile on the grass at Belmont Park, but with a little give in the ground and an extra furlong to negotiate, she displayed her full talent with a blistering acceleration to the front turning for home in the Diana.

 

Applauded by the fans on her way to the track, Winter Memories was greeted with an even greater ovation when she returned to the winner’s circle.

 

“That was pretty neat,” said Toner, who plans to rest Winter Memories and then point toward a run in the Grade 1 Flower Bowl Invitational on September 29 at Belmont Park. “You feel the appreciation for a horse like that. We appreciate seeing the people pick up on that, and it makes it something special. This is her fan base.”

 

While the Flower Bowl and Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf remain prime objectives, Toner said he hadn’t been looking past the Diana.

 

“Yesterday was important,” he said. “She got beat last time, and I wanted to make sure she was legit and back on her game.”

 

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Older Comments about Winter Memories Points Toward Flower Bowl...

One of the top turf mares in the country.
I love this filly, she's amazing. She reminds me of a turf Zenyatta! Hope to see her in the BC .
Like the way she laid a little closer to the pace today.
Brilliant turf filly! I sure hope she goes in the BC F&M Turf this year.
She's my favorite horse in training. On to the Flower Bowl and BC Filly & Mare Turf!

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