08/29/2007 12:00AM

Hot Chili gives Loveberry first stakes win


Hot Chili found room along the rail on the far turn and rallied sharply to win the $50,000 Little Ones Stakes by 4 1/2 lengths over Native Britches and seven other Michigan-bred colts and geldings Tuesday at Great Lakes Downs. Hot Chili, a 2-year-old Daylight Savings colt, is now 2 or 3. He is owned by Sharon Valley Thoroughbred Farm and trained by Laura Jackson.

Jockey Jareth Loveberry notched his first stakes win aboard Hot Chili, who won his maiden here July 24 with Loveberry aboard.

* Equalitysdebutante and jockey Ricky Knott upset Saturday's $50,000 Temptress Stakes when they led most of the way to score by four lengths over eight statebred juvenile fillies. Equalitysdebutante is owned by Richard Hammer and trained by Larry Penner. The Temptress was the second of three wins for Knott on the eight-race card.

* Wayne Epsteen has joined the Great Lakes racing office crew as a placing judge. He comes to Michigan after serving as the racing secretary at Les Bois Park.