Ariana G - 2018
ArianaG, the 1-5 favorite driven by YannickGingras,led
Coming off a world-record 1:50.2 score in the Graduate
Seriesfinal just a week ago,Ariana Galso joins2016 winner
andGingras-driven Hannelore Hanover (who won earlier on
the Saturdaycard in the MissVersatility),1964 winner Elma
and 1963 winner SpryRodney asmare winnersof the
Maturityand also hits the record booksasthe first mare to
complete the Hambletonian Oaks-Maturitydouble.
Asthe prohibitive favorite,Ariana Greturned $2.60 towin.
?I wasso happywith her performance. I wasa little
nervouswith her nine post.She cut it close a bit down the
stretch,but she isjust an amazing horse,?said trainer Jimmy
Takter,who took home hisfirst Maturitywin.?We should not
compare great horse with others.She hasbeen so good.She
isjust a perfect horse.?
Takter said Ariana Gwill next race on Hambletonian Day
(Aug.4) in the John CashmanMemorial.
Bill?sMan,driven byCoreyCallahan,wassecond,with Top
Flight Angel and AndyMiller grabbing the show dough.