08/28/2010 8:28AM

Golden Stripe romps in Distaff at Assiniboia


Golden Stripe, who had towered over her opposition on paper, lived up to that notice on the racetrack as she waltzed to an 18 1/4-length victory in the $50,000 Distaff Stakes at Assiniboia Downs on Friday evening.

A homebred who is owned by K-5 Stable and is trained by Shelley Brown, Golden Stripe had been running very well in open filly and mare competition and was facing fellow Manitoba-breds in the one-mile Distaff.

With Gary Baze along for the ride, Golden Stripe went to the front early and improved her position as the 1-5 favorite.

Glory Command finished second and Queen Tina third in the field of nine.

Golden Stripe collected $30,600 to bring her career bankroll to $121,728.

* Earlier on Friday’s program Thereisnofiteclub, favored at 1-2, was a 2 1/4-length winner of the $40,000 CTHS Sales Stakes.

Janine Stianson was aboard Thereisnofiteclub, who was winning for the first time while making his fourth start in the six-furlong stakes for 2-year-olds.

Halo’s Ring ended second and Naughty Dotty third in the seven-horse field.

Thereisnofiteclub is owned by Poseidon Stables LLC and trained by Blair Miller.