Gotta Have Her

Gotta Have Her looking out of town

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Gotta Have Her is likely headed to the First Lady at Keeneland on Oct. 9.

DEL MAR, Calif. – Gotta Have Her has been a mainstay on the Southern California circuit for four seasons, but the move of the Oak Tree meeting from Santa Anita, where she is a terror on the downhill turf course, to Hollywood Park is likely to force her to head out of town for her next start, according to trainer Jenine Sahadi.

Gotta Have Her repeats in Palomar

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Gotta Have Her captures the Grade 2 Palomar on Monday at Del Mar.

DEL MAR, Calif. - Gotta Have Her successfully defended her title on Monday in the Palomar Handicap, winning the Grade 2, $150,000 grass race for older fillies and mares after overcoming a dawdling pace.

Lilly Fa Pootz challenges Gotta Have Her in Palomar

DEL MAR, Calif. – Gotta Have Her is a millionaire, a Grade 2 winner this year, and the defending champion of Monday’s $150,000 Palomar Handicap at Del Mar.

Lilly Fa Pootz won her first stakes here in July, finished in front of Gotta Have Her in the Grade 2 John Mabee Stakes on Aug. 15 and is in the best form of her career.

One of the two mares is likely to win the Grade 2 Palomar Handicap, which is run over 1 1/16 miles on turf and has drawn five fillies and mares.

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