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Tapitsfly Wins US Gr1 Just A Game Stakes
Front-running 5YO mare Tapitsfly (Tapit-Flying Marlin, by Marlin) scored a 2.25-lengths victory in the US$500,000 Gr1 Just A Game Stakes (8 furlongs on turf) for fillies & mares at Belmont Park. Tapitsfly (ridden by Ramon Dominguez for trainer Dale Romans) defeated favoured 4YO mare Winter Memories (El Prado-Memories Of Silver, by Silver Hawk) & fellow 4YO mare Hungry Island (More Than Ready-Flying Passage, by A P Indy). Tapitsfly took her record to 6 wins (also including March's Gr2 Honey Fox Stakes over 8 furlongs at Gulfstream Park, plus 2009's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf over 8 furlongs at Santa Anita & Listed P.G.Johnson Stakes over 7 furlongs at Saratoga) & 10 placings (including May's Gr2 Churchill Distaff Turf Mile over 8 furlongs at Churchill Downs, April's Gr1 Jenny Wiley Stakes over 8.5 furlongs at Keeneland & January's Listed Marshua's River Sstakes over 8.5 furlongs at Gulfstream Park, plus 2011's Gr2 Ballston Spa Handicap over 8.5 furlongs at Saratoga, Gr3 Early Times Mint Julep Handicap over 8.5 furlongs at Churchill Downs & Listed De La Rose Stakes over 8 furlongs at Sataroga, as well as 2009's Listed Miss Grillo Stakes over 8 furlongs at Belmont Park) from 21 starts for US$1,253,836 earnings.