Aragorn Ami Races through Controversy for the Martha Washington Win
Aragorn Ami Races through Controversy for the Win at the 2014 Martha Washington Stakes: Aragorn Ami took the win at the 2014 Martha Washington Stakes at Oaklawn Park for race 8, but not without a little bit of controversy.
The race was 1 mile for 3 year-old fillies with a $100,000 purse. Aragorn Ami crossed under the wire in 1:41.20 for one mile on the fast track, and “was left circling in front of the stands as the stewards considered Hill’s claim of foul for the stretch incident. However, the objection was disallowed and Aragorn Ami officially was named the winner of the 2014 Martha Washington Stakes. The claim of foul was made by Channing Hill, the jockey for Euphrosyne.
The 2014 Martha Washington Stakes is the stakes debut for Aragorn Ami, who won the race by 1 ½ lengths. Euphrosyne gave Aragorn Ami a run for her money trying to take the lead from her rail post and setting the pace, but Aragorn Ami proved to be an avid contender giving space between herself and Euphrosyne and leaving Euphrosyne to the inside and passed Euphrosyne ended up veering to the outside. Euphrosyne came in second beating out Ireland by 1 ¾ lengths, who came in third place.
Aragorn Ami is trained by Josie Carroll and ridden by jockey Norberto Arroyo Jr. She was bred in Ontario by Tall Oaks Farm. Aragorn Ami was the first registered stakes winner out of mare Galloping Ami. Aragorn Ami debuted at Woodbine with a win on December 15th, 2013 with a three-quarters length victory at the 6-furlong track. Aragorn Ami now commands career earnings of $98,034 and the win at the 2014 Martha Washington Stakes gives Aragorn Ami points towards the Kentucky Oaks series as well as a perfect record of two for two.
Martha Washington Stakes Results & Payouts
6 Aragorn Ami $28.80 to Win, $11.20 to Place, $7.00 to Show
1 Euphrosyne $7.00 to Place, $4.40 to Show
5 Ireland $3.40 to Show
Also ran: 9 – Cow Catcher , 10 – Redgrass Cat , 8 – Cheerful Contender , 4 – Kiss Moon , 3 – Xray Vision , 2 – Racing Holiday , 7 – Street Story