02/20/2013 5:28PM

Oaklawn Park notes: Seeking Ms Shelley may race again after Spring Fever victory

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Seeking Ms Shelley might run in an upcoming stakes at Evangeline Downs.

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - Seeking Ms Shelley, who won the $60,000 Spring Fever at Oaklawn last Sunday, could race again, said Lynden Branch, farm manager for the Dream Walkin' operation of country music artist Toby Keith. Seeking Ms Shelley was being considered for retirement before the race, and while she could still head to the breeding shed, Branch said there is a chance she might run in an upcoming stakes at Evangeline Downs.

"We had thought going into that race at Oaklawn that we would probably retire her," Branch said. "We're going to make a decision over the next week or so. We're just on the fence."

Branch said Seeking Ms Shelley would be bred to Ice Box if she is retired, as Dreamin Walkin' recently bought into the stallion who stands at Three Chimneys in Midway, Ky. Branch said Seeking Ms Shelley has shipped back to Louisiana for trainer Joe Duhon.

Debut winner Jan's Perfect Star sold

Jan's Perfect Star, a 4-year-old Arkansas-bred filly who won her career debut by 12 lengths earlier this month at Oaklawn, has been sold, according to her original trainer, Al Cates. Dave Clark of Little Rock, Ark., last week privately purchased the horse, who is now in the care of trainer Randy Morse.

Morse said Jan's Perfect Star could make her stakes debut later this meet at Oaklawn, in the $60,000 Arkansas Breeders for fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles March 24. She is a daughter of Imperialism and won a six-furlong maiden special weight in 1:10.61, with a Beyer Speed Figure of 89.