07/16/2016 10:01AM

Another Bond Girl wins Iowa Stallion Stakes

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Another Bond Girl wins the fillies' division of the Iowa Stallion Stakes by one length Friday night.

Another Bond Girl shipped in from Lone Star and won the $64,017 fillies’ division of the Iowa Stallion Stakes on Friday night at Prairie Meadows. Longshot Mimi’s Money finished second, while odds-on favorite Native Princess faded to third off a slow, contested pace.

The Iowa Stallion stakes has only a tangential relationship to stallions standing in Iowa. Horses are made eligible to the race because their sire was part of a so-called auction held by the Iowa Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association four years before the Stallion Stakes is run. If a stallion lot is purchased at the auction, all progeny of the stallion – regardless of where he stands – conceived the next year and foaled the following year are eligible to the stallion-stakes races provided they are nominated the year of the race.

Another Bond Girl is by the Oklahoma-based stallion Don’t Get Mad and was making her first start away from the Arkansas-Louisiana-Texas circuit, where she had made 14 starts for trainer Milo Brent Davidson, who co-owns the filly with William Higgins.

Another Bond Girl was coming off three grass races at Lone Star and rallied wide under Ramon Vazquez to beat Mimi’s Money by one length, with Native Princess another half-length back in third. Another Bond Girl, winning for the third time, ran one mile and 70 yards over a fast track in 1:44.86 and paid $6.60 to win.

Lance 12 months ago
"So-called" auction?  Seasons are offered, bid on, and sold.  Sounds like an actual auction to me!