09/10/2012 5:42PM

Belmont Park notes: Dreaming of Julia points to Frizette

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Tom Keyser
Dreaming of Julia has dominated her rivals in both of her starts.

ELMONT, N.Y. - Dreaming of Julia, attempting to follow in the hoofprints of her champion stablemate My Miss Aurelia, will make her next start in the Grade 1, $400,000 Frizette here Oct. 6, owner Barbara Banke said.

Banke is the head of Stonestreet Stables, which last year campaigned My Miss Aurelia to the juvenile filly championship. My Miss Aurelia made the third start of her career in the Frizette before polishing off her Eclipse Award with a victory in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies.

Dreaming of Julia has certainly impressed in her first two starts, winning her debut at Saratoga by 10 1/2 lengths on Aug. 6 before romping to a 16 1/4-length score in Sunday’s Meadow Star Stakes here.

Dreaming of Julia’s final time was a solid 1:36.46, the fastest of four one-mile dirt races run on the card. She earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 90 for the performance.

“Super impressed,” said Banke, who named the filly after her daughter. “I think she’s really a good filly, so we’re going to have lots of fun with her.”

Services for Sharon Hushion

Sharon Hushion, the wife of longtime New York trainer Mike Hushion, died Sunday after a lengthy battle with cancer.

A viewing was scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Massapequa Funeral Home – South Chapel at 4980 Merrick Road in Massapequa Park, N.Y.

A funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Rose of Lima at 2 Bayview Ave. in Massapequa.

◗ Dual Grade 1 winner Point of Entry worked five furlongs in 1:03.86, with a final quarter of 23.87 over a yielding Belmont turf course Monday morning. Winner of the Man o’ War and Sword Dancer in his last two starts, Point of Entry is being pointed to the Grade 1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic here Sept. 29.

Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rest in peace, Mrs. Hushion.