BARBARA SHINPOCH STAKES
33rd RUNNING, AUGUST 17, 2014
6 ½ FURLONGS IN 1:17.23
JOCKEY ELISKA KUBINOVA, PIPPA BOU PEEP, WINNER: “I had a perfect trip. This horse is really professional and she did everything I asked of her. I wasn’t 100 percent sure I was going to get there, but once I got to next to the other horse, I was sure.”
JOCKEY LESLIE MAWING, SEEKING THE LIGHT, SECOND: “I worked her the other day, I liked her, she has talent. Blaine (Wright) told me to ride her like she's the best horse, get her into the race. I felt she ran well, responded to pressure, got beat in the last jump. The filly has talent, still hasn't quite put it all together. It was bittersweet - I wanted to win the race but also happy for Eliska (Kubinova).”
NOTES: Pippa Bou Peep (5-1-2-2-$45,357). . .This is Eliska Kubinova’s first stakes win at Emerald Downs. She has 179 career wins at EmD, including a 23-for-104 mark riding for trainer Charles Essex. . .Essex has 14 career stakes wins at Emerald Downs. . .Harbor the Gold is leading stakes sire at the meet with five wins.