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Ashland Stakes 2013: Private Ensign

Private Ensign Horse

Private Ensign looks out the trailer window after she arrived via airplane at Bluegrass Airport in Lexington, Ky.
PHOTO: David Stephenson

The Central Bank Ashland Stakes takes place Saturday April 6, 2013 at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky. The $500,000 1 1/16 miles race is for three-year-old fillies and is a key race for 2013 Kentucky Oaks hopefuls. There are fourteen entries with two additional eligible contenders in the Ashland Stakes including Siena Farm’s Private Ensign.

Private Ensign will break from post position #3 in the Ashland Stakes with jockey Corey Lanerie aboard. Private Ensign is trained by Dale Romans and is part of the Siena Farm family, Home of Dewey Square. Private Ensign is by A.P. Indy and out of Winner (Horse Chestnut (SAF)). Private Ensign has won two out of her four career starts.

We spoke to David Pope, president/owner of Siena Farm about Private Ensign’s entry in the 2013 Ashland Stakes.

David Pope stated, “She has been training very well, getting some weight on her, and we hope she will like the polytrack.” David added, “If she does, she will do very well.”

In related news, David Pope commented on fan favorite Dewey Square saying, “Dewey is also working very well and will get a chance to breeze on the polytrack, before we decide on a race.”

Private Ensign will break from post position #3 in the 2013 Ashland Stakes on April 6th. PHOTO: David Stephenson

Private Ensign will break from post position #3 in the 2013 Ashland Stakes on April 6th. PHOTO: David Stephenson

Private Ensign also has a new little sister to join her and Dewey Square at Siena Farm! The fancy Lemon Drop Kid filly was born on March 28th under a full moon. The Rhapsody Queen colt who has become a facebook fan favorite has been given the barn name Riddler.

The 2013 Ashland Stakes is the 9th race of the day with a 5:13 PM EDT. The winner of the Ashland Stakes will be awarded 100 points towards their 2013 Kentucky Oaks entry.

You can follow Private Ensign and Dewey Square by liking the Siena Farm Facebook Page.

Lady and The Track would like to wish Siena Farm, Dale Romans, Corey Lanerie, and the beautiful Private Ensign the best of luck in the 2013 Ashland Stakes! Good Luck! Safe Run!

Central Bank Ashland Stakes 2013 Post Positions & Odds
1 Tuttipaesi (IRE)  4/1 A Garcia/H G Motion
2 Nipissing (ON) 12/1  S R Bahen/R Halden
3 Private Ensign (KY) 6/1 C J Lanerie/D L Romans
4 Spring Venture (KY) 5/1 M Mena/M E Casse
5 Broken Spell (KY) 15/1 J Rocco, Jr./D W Lukas
6 Redressthebalance (IRE) 15/1 J L Castanon /D F O’Neill
7 Kitten’s Point (PA) 5/1 E S Prado/H G Motion
8 Kitten’s Dumplings (KY) 15/1 S Bridgmohan/M J Maker
9 Allanah (KY) 50/1 N Arroyo, Jr./K Gorder
10 Every Way (KY) 30/1 J Graham/M Stidham
11 Spring in the Air (ON) 8/1 P Husbands/M E Casse
12 Wave Theory (KY) 10/1 J R Leparoux/C C Brown
13 Emollient (KY) 8/1 M E Smith/W I Mott
14 Magical Moon (MD) 20/1 R Napravnik/A M Stall, Jr.
15 Adriani (KY) (AE) 30/1 J Rosario/D Fawkes
16 Cash Is Queen (KY) (AE) 50/1 R Albarado/S S Lyster

For our beginners at the track, “AE” mean also eligible if one of the fourteen horses scratches before the race.

Related Links: Kentucky Oaks Prep Schedule
Getting to Know Private Ensign; Interview with David Pope

Private Ensign Horse

After spending the winter racing in Florida, Siena Farm’s Private Ensign is led from an airplane at Bluegrass Airport in Lexington, Ky., on Monday, April 1, 2013. PHOTO: David Stephenson