I’M BETTY G was selected by Kirkwood as a yearling. Racing a mile on the turf at Ellis Park in the Kentucky Downs Preview Ladies Turf Stakes , the well-traveled I’M BETTY G (f, 4, Into Mischief- Lady in Ermine, by Honour and Glory) wired the field to win her second stakes in a row and her third race in a row. In her last start, she cleared the field early and drove on to a win in the Lady Canterbury S. at Canterbury Downs also racing a mile on the turf. Last year she won the Pearl Necklace S. at Laurel and added a pair of thirds in the South Beach S. at Gulfstream and the Albert M. Stall Memorial at the Fair Grounds.
Sales history: CONSIGNED BY KIRKWOOD STABLES)$150,000 2yo ’16 EASMAY.
Lifetime Record: SW, 15-5-1-5, $314,175.
O-Three Diamonds Farm
B-Carol Kaye & Boyce Stable (MD)
T-Michael J. Maker.
Courtesy of the TDN
I’m Betty G made it three straight with a professional victory in the Kentucky Downs Preview Ladies Turf S. at Ellis. Away sharply from post four, the bay scampered to the front and led through respectable fractions of :23.84, :46.52 and 1:09.46. Collared by Bonnie Arch leaving the quarter pole, I’m Betty G quickly repelled that charge and had enough momentum late to best English Affair by a length at the wire. Bonnie Arch rounded out the trifecta. I’m Betty G, winner of last season’s Pearl Necklace S. against Maryland breds, finished third in a pair of graded stakes in 2017; Laurel’s GIII Commonwealth Oaks and the GIII Pin Oak Valley View S. at Keeneland. Runner-up in a pair of stakes to kick off this season, she came home a front-running winner going seven-eighths in a Belmont optional claimer Apr. 28 before annexing Canterbury’s one-mile Lady Canterbury S. June 23