Glyndon, Md. – This week, the Maryland Horse Breeders Association (MHBA) awarded Sagamore Racing homebred filly Daring Dancer, by Empire Maker out of Vienna Affair, by Red Ransom, as its 2014 Champion Maryland-Bred 3-Year-Old Filly. This marks the second consecutive year a Sagamore Racing homebred has received the honor; now retired Walkwithapurpose was named the Champion Maryland-Bred 3-Year-Old Filly in honor of her success during the 2013 racing season.
“Sagamore Racing is proud to receive word of the championship honors awarded to Daring Dancer. Congratulations to the other nominees in the division,” said Tom Mullikin, General Manager of Sagamore Racing. “As breeders, we appreciate the tremendous amount of work and care that goes into getting a horse to the races. Everyone within the Sagamore and Herringswell programs had a part in Daring Dancer’s successful 2014 campaign. We are looking forward to a great 2015 season.”
Under the expertise of world-renowned trainer Graham Motion, Daring Dancer broke her maiden in her first start as a two-year-old at Laurel Park on September 19, 2013 followed by another win weeks later at Churchill Downs. Daring Dancer kicked off the 2014 season at Keeneland with her third win in a strong stretch run to capture the Grade 3 $100,000 Appalachian Stakes. She then went on to win the Grade 2 $200,000 Lake George Stakes at Saratoga on July 23, 2014. The Sagamore filly enters the 2015 season with a career record of 6-4-0-0 and earnings of $233,080.