Photo: Hollywood Park
Zazu, who upset 2011 Kentucky Oaks
winner Plum Pretty in the Grade II Hollywood Oaks last June 25, is among 14
fillies and mares nominated to the $150,000 Marjorie L. Everett Handicap.
A Grade II at 1 1/16 miles over
Cushion Track, the Everett – formerly called the Milady, but changed in 2012 to
honor the longtime chairwoman, chief operating officer and president of
Hollywood Park, who died in March – is one of two stakes that will be run
Saturday, May 19 at Betfair Hollywood Park.
Owned by Jerry and Ann Moss and
trained by John Sadler, Zazu, a 4-year-old daughter of Tapit, hasn’t run since
defeating Ultra Blend and five others in the Grade I Lady’s Secret last Oct. 1
at Santa Anita.
A winner of four of 11 with earnings
of $682,985, Zazu, who is stabled at Betfair Hollywood Park, has won two of
four locally and was second in one of her defeats.
Zazu isn’t the only Grade I winner
nominated to the Everett. Include Me Out, the winner of the Santa Margarita
March 17, and Aruna, who rallied to take the Spinster over Polytrack last Oct.
9 at Keeneland, are also on the list.
Trained by Ron Ellis for Samantha
Siegel’s Jay Em Ess Stable, Include Me Out, a 4-year-old daughter of Include,
has won four of eight and banked $363,600. Before the Santa Margarita victory,
she was a dominant 4 ¼ length winner of the Grade II La Canada.
A 5-year-old Mr. Greeley mare, Aruna
is one of a pair nominated to the Everett by owner-breeder Flaxman Holdings,
Ltd. and trainer H. Graham Motion. A multiple graded stakes winner on turf,
Aruna is joined by Pachattack, who comes off a victory in the Grade III
Doubledogdare April 20 at Keeneland.
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert,
who has never won the Everett, nominated a trio – American Lady, Awesomemundo
and Ellafitz, who won the Grade II Bayakoa Handicap last Dec. 4 in her most
recent start at Betfair Hollywood Park.
The remaining nominations for the
Everett follow: Caelis, Kayce Ace, Love Theway You are, Regal Betty, Sugarinthemorning,
Suzettes Friend and Unusual Hottie.
The other graded stakes scheduled
for May 19 is the $100,000 Railbird. A Grade III for 3-year-old fillies, the
seven-furlong race attracted 12 nominations, including Killer Graces, the
winner of the Grade I Hollywood Starlet last December for Hall of Fame trainer
Entries for the Everett and the
Railbird will be taken Wednesday, May 16.
Post time May 19 at Betfair
Hollywood Park will be 11 a.m. to accommodate the simulcast of the 137th
Preakness Stakes from Pimlico.
In the Preakness, I’ll Have Another,
who is stabled here and broke his maiden over Cushion Track at first asking
last July 3, will try to repeat his Kentucky Derby win.
An I’ll Have Another baseball cap
will be given away May 19 at Betfair Hollywood Park – one per paid admission
while supplies last.