10/30/2014 12:08PM

Velvet Mesquite brings success on downhill course into Sen. Ken Maddy


ARCADIA, Calif. – Velvet Mesquite won her stakes debut in the California Distaff Handicap on the hillside turf course at Santa Anita on Oct. 11. By the next morning, trainer Blake Heap began plotting a schedule to have the massive 4-year-old filly ready for Saturday’s $100,000 Sen. Ken Maddy Stakes over the same hillside turf course.