$100,000 Valid Expectations S
Lone Star Park  6f

Long held in high regard, Include’s Pious Ashley announced her arrival on the older filly and mare sprinting scene with a dynamic victory in Monday’s $100,000 Valid Expectations Stakes at Lone Star.  Stopping the clock in a sizzling 1:09 2/5, Pious Ashley was getting away from the talented field at the wire as her final margin of victory was just under 2 lengths.  Trained by Marty Wolfson, this talented daughter of Include looks to have graded stakes in her future as she continues to add to Include’s impressive 2009 in pushing his earnings to nearly $1.5 million in this still early year.

Congratulations to owner Farnsworth Stables and trainer Marty Wolfson and best of luck with her upcoming campaign!


Indian Charlie Continues Unbelievable Roll

Seemingly unsatisfied with the unbelievable honor of being represented by an Eclipse champion each of the last 3 years, Indian Charlie continued to build on his legacy this weekend with two big time stakes winners.

His daughter, Indian Way, stamped herself as a division leader for sprinting fillies and mares with her record breaking performance in the $250,000 My Juliet Stakes at Philadelphia Park.  Placed in last year’s Grade I Prioress Stakes, she has been nothing short of brilliant in her 2009 campaign, as this win came on the heels of two effortless allowance scores.  Her time in the 6 furlong My Juliet was a jaw-dropping 1:07 3/5, good for a new track record at Philly Park, and her Brisnet figure of 114 towered over all other results from the weekend’s racing- a stat made even more impressive by the fact that it trumped even the great Zenyatta’s brilliant performace on Saturday.  The sky truly seems the limit for this exceptionally talented filly.

But Indian Way was not Indian Charlie’s only star this weekend, as Charlie’s Moment ran away with a 2 length score in Hollywood Park’s GIII Lazero Barrera Stakes.  Always an important race in deciding California’s top 3-year-old colt for the second half of the season, Charlie’s Moment dictated the pace throughout and won full of run despite a 6f fraction of 1:08 and change. 

Congratulations to all the connections of these two very talented Indian Charlie’s!