VA-BRED LION DOWN BY ME IN SARATOGA STAKES

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LION DOWN BY ME WINNING THE OAKLEY (Coady Photography)

(UPDATE: Lion Down By Me finished third in yesterday’s $100,000 Smart and Fancy Stakes at Saratoga.)

Sam E. English II’s Virginia-bred stakes winner Lion Down By Me joins a field of seven other well qualified fillies and mares in today’s $100,000 Smart and Fancy Stakes going 5.5 furlongs on the turf at Saratoga.

Fourth in her last start , the $100,000 Sportech Caress Stakes also at Saratoga at the same distance and surface, Lion Down By Me won the $60,000 restricted Oakley Stakes and an allowance race at Colonial Downs prior to heading north.

By Lion Heart, out of Eugapae by El Prado (IRE), English’s homebred five-year-old has earend $64,310 from five starts this season and brings career earnings of $141,585 into the race today.

Training at Laurel for Rob Bailes, Lion Down By Me worked four furlongs in 48.20 on August 20th.

Mike Luzzi is named to ride.

Post time is 2:36 PM. To see the entries, click here.

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