Filly who bolted to the highway last year breaks her maiden

Filly who bolted to the highway last year breaks her maiden
Photo: WEHT

A filly who had an adventurous August as a 2-year-old broke her maiden Monday in a six-furlong maiden special weight at Thistledown.

Bold and Bossy, unraced as a juvenile, unseated her rider and got loose Aug. 21, 2021, from Ellis Park. She made her way to a series of highways, including US 41 and Interstate 69. Horsemen eventually tracked her down, and neither she nor her jockey were seriously injured.

Before dawn the next day, a fire destroyed a receiving barn at Ellis Park, causing minor burns to Bold and Bossy.

Now 3, Bold and Bossy appears to have recovered fully. She made her first start on July 5 at Belterra, finishing third for trainer Michael Ann Ewing and owner Bantry Farms. Her next start came Monday at Thistledown. Under jockey Malcolm Franklin she stalked the pace, battled between horses in upper stretch and edged away to beat favorite Purdy Pumpkin by a length in the six-furlong event.

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