Mother Goose Stakes 2013: Dreaming of Julia & Close Hatches
The Mother Goose Stakes takes place Saturday June 22, 2013 at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. The 1 1/16 mile dirt race is for three-year-old fillies and offers a $300,000 purse. Five talented fillies grace the Mother Goose Stakes field including Gulfstream Oaks winner Dreaming of Julia and fan favorite Close Hatches.
Dreaming of Julia, with 2/1 odds for the 2013 Mother Goose Stakes, finished 4th in the 2013 Kentucky Oaks while Close Hatches finished 7th. Dreaming of Julia finished 2nd in the Davona Dale Stakes at Gulfstream Park behind the late filly Live Lively. Live Lively finished 2nd behind Dreaming of Julia in the 2013 Gulfstream Oaks. Live Lively would of been a strong contender in the Mother Goose Stakes but she met her demise on May 4, 2013 due to an untreatable injury.
The Lady and The Track team has followed Dreaming of Julia, Close Hatches, and the beautiful Live Lively since the beginning of their careers from early morning workouts all the way to the glamorous Kentucky Oaks. We’d like to see Bill Mott’s Close Hatches and Todd Pletcher’s Dreaming of Julia bring it home in honor of Live Lively in the Mother Goose Stakes! Good Luck! Safe Run!
The Mother Goose Stakes is the 10th race of the day at Belmont Park with a 5:49 PM EDT post time.
Mother Goose Stakes Post Positions & Odds
1 Marathon Lady 5/1 Albarado/Hobby, Alex & JoAnn Lieblong
2 Dreaming of Julia 2/1 Velazquez/Pletcher, Stonestreet Stable
3 Close Hatches 7/2 Rosario/Mott, Juddmonte Farms
4 Toasting 12/1 Saez/Albertrani, West Point Thoroughbreds
5 Sister State 20/1 Ortiz, Jr./McLaughlin, Darley Stable
3 Close Hatches $10.60 to Win/$2.60 to Place/$2.10 to Show
2 Dreaming of Julia $2.10 to Place/$2.10 to Show
1 Marathon Lady $2.20 to Show