07/22/2017 7:01PM

Galactic Princess breezes in CTBA Breeders’ Oaks

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Galactic Princess paid $4.60 in winning her second straight stakes at the Arapahoe Park Meet.

Galactic Princess gave jockey Scott Stevens his fourth stakes win at the Arapahoe Park meet on Saturday when she drew out by 15 1/4 lengths in the $40,000 CTBA Breeders’ Oaks.

Stevens has come in for seven stakes mounts through Saturday, and will be active on the card Sunday.

The CTBA Breeders’ Oaks was a one-mile, 70-yard race restricted to 3-year-old fillies bred in Colorado.

Galactic Princess ($4.60) won her second straight stakes at the meet behind the $30,000 Encantadora on July 9. She was making a rare two-turn start Saturday, and sat in third as My Meadow took the field through fractions of 24.09 seconds for the opening quarter and 48.05 for the half-mile, while under pressure from Last Dragoness. Galactic Princess moved to the fore into the final turn and increased her advantage through the stretch while covering the distance on a fast track in 1:44.44.

Stevens rode the winner for trainer Ty Garrett.

Galactic Princess earned $26,610 for owners Hilltop Stable and Eleanor Martin. She has now won five of 10 starts and has career earnings of $107,485. The CTBA Breeders’ Oaks was the first two-turn win for Galactic Princess and her fourth victory in a stakes race. She is a daughter of Ready’s Image. 

Galactic Princess is out of the multiple stakes winning mare Western Hemisphere, who is a full-sister to 1999 Santa Anita Derby winner General Challenge.