01/17/2013 4:27PM

Gulfstream Park: Successful Song makes swan song in Sunshine Millions Distaff

Kenny Martin
The Sunshine Millions Distaff is scheduled to be the last race of Successful Song's career.

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. - Trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. is hoping Successful Song has saved the best for last. A winner of 7 of 26 starts and more than $400,000, Successful Song will be bred this spring, but not before running in the richest race of her career on Saturday, the $300,000 Sunshine Millions Distaff.

“Money-wise, this is the biggest race she’s run in,” Plesa said.

It’s also scheduled to be her last. Successful Song, 6, is owned by the Live Oak Plantation of Charlotte Weber, who has two highly regarded first-year stallions in Kentucky, To Honor and Serve and Brilliant Speed.

“I’m not sure who she’s going to, but this will be her last race, unless Mrs. Weber changes her mind,” Plesa said.

Successful Song comes off a win in the Ocala here on Dec. 30. My Pal Chrisy, one of her rivals Saturday, was third in that race. Both try to stretch out to 1 1/8 miles in the Distaff.