10/07/2015 4:39PM

Red Mile: Filly trotters prep for Breeders Crown with stake wins

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Derick Giwner
Celebrity Eventsy trotted the co-fastest International Stallion Stake mile at 1:54.

Four divisions of the International Stallion Stake for 2-year-old filly trotters were contested at the Red Mile on Wednesday afternoon as many of the divisional leaders prepare for the Breeders Crown eliminations at Woodbine next weekend.

Celebrity Eventsy led off the action with a sharp 1:54 mile on the engine. The Staffan Lind-trained daughter of Manofmanymissions was confidently steered around the track by Brett Miller for the 1-1/2 length score over Lookin Sharp and Silvia.

“A lot of times she looks like she is going high fractions, but she does it so easily,” said Lind.

Celebrity Eventsy has now won four races in nine starts for owner Celebrity Farms. The winner’s share of the $66,500 purse boosted her career earnings to $200,462.

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The undefeated Haughty kept her streak alive with a 1:55 win in the second division. After sitting patiently behind fractions of 28 2/5 and 57 1/5, Haughty was on the move approaching three quarters in 1:26 4/5. In the stretch she was able to dig in gamely to best a late closing Franniegetyourgun by three quarters of a length for driver Dave Palone.

“She’s a pleasure to drive. Both times I have raced her, I haven’t even had to pull the plugs out,” said Palone.

Haughty moved to 6-for-6 in her career for owners Al Libfeld, Marvin Katz and Sam Goldband.

Dancin In Thehall captured the third split with a powerful stretch rally over Hollywood Hill and Lindy’s On Fire in 1:55.

Trainer/driver Ake Svanstedt bided his time as his filly was a bit sluggish in the early stages, but after a contested half in 56 1/5 between Sunset Glider and the parked out Sweet Ashley T, Dancin In Thehall picked it up and took home the victory.

Vanersol Inc. owns the Cantab Hall youngster, who scored for the second time in eight career starts.

Ultimate Shopper was able to match Celebrity Eventsy’s 1:54 final time in the final division. After tucking third, driver Tim Tetrick waited for the stretch before pouncing on leader Womans Will for the rather easy win. Favorite Kathy Parker finished third.

Ultimate Shopper is trained and co-owned by Anette Lorentzon for fellow owners Aci Stuteri and Kjell Johansson. The win on Wednesday was her first in seven career starts.

No one hit the Super Hi-Five in the afternoon's last race and there will be a $50,398 carryover into Thursday's 10th race.