Awesome! Maria dominates in Sabin (G3) at Gulfstream
Hidden Brook-raised Awesome Maria soared to a dominating eight length score, defeating Breeders' Cup and Eclipse champion Royal Delta in Saturday's Grade 3 Sabin Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Making her first start since June, the sleek gray filly defended her 2011 Sabin title in commanding form. Trained for E. Paul Robsham Stables by Todd Pletcher and ridden by John Velazquez, the daughter of Maria's Mon overcame a slow start but quickly gained ground and found her pace. She is out of the Awesome Again mare Discreetly Awesome. The win pushed Awesome Maria's earnings to over $900,000. Pletcher plans to send her out in the Grade 2 Rampart on March 31.
See race details and watch the video replay here.