JOY has provided happiness since coming to the races in the fall of 2012. Dark Hollow Farm's homebred daughter of Pure Prize was a winner at 2, won an allowance on the Preakness Day undercard in 2013 and became a stakes winner by July when scoring a one-length victory in the $50,000 Christiana Stakes at Delaware Park. In her first start at Saratoga, she rallied to a third-place finish in the Auntie Mame S. for 3-year-old fillies. She followed that up with a rousing win in the Perfect Sting Stakes at Belmont Park in 2014.
The Graham Motion trainee, who has earned in excess of $100,000, is the latest in a long line of stakes performers descending from Dark Hollow’s legendary foundation mare SAFELY HOME. She is the first foal for her dam SAFE JOURNEY. . . her second dam is stakes-placed $114,923-earner Safe At the Plate. Also the dam of graded stakes-placed runners Cognac Kisses ($178,094) and Kettle Won ($113,606) and $361,313-earner Glide Home, Safe At the Plate is a half-sister to Hall of Famer SAFELY KEPT, the Eclipse Award-winning sprinter and Breeders’ Cup Sprint-G1-winning multimillionaire.
Ch.f., 2010, Pure Prize—Safe Journey, by Flatter
Bred, raised and raced by Dark Hollow Farm
Trainer: H. Graham Motion (Stabled at Fair Hill Training Center)