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Despite Inexperience, Windmill Strong In Dixie Belle
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Despite Inexperience, Windmill Strong In Dixie Belle

HOT SPRINGS, AR – Despite it being just her second start, Fox Hill Farms’ Windmill was a strong winner of Sunday’s $150,000 Dixie Belle Stakes at Oaklawn Park.

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Windmill was the 2/1 second choice under Joe Talamo in the field of six 3-year-old fillies going 6 furlongs over the sloppy (sealed) course. Larry Jones trains the Street Sense filly, who was purchased for $300,000 as a yearling and has now earned $139,200 after winning this and her debut over the same course and distance on January 23.

“She’s a really, really nice filly,” Talamo said. “I had actually worked her in the mornings before her first start, and then I got Covid, unfortunately; I was unable to rider her. Really appreciate the connections putting me back on her. She’s just a very, very classy filly. Her trip today was ideal, being able to sit off the lead like that. She was on cruise control the whole way.”

Goin’ Good was second over Abrogate, the 8/5 favorite. Big Time, Mariah’s Princess, and Miss Twenty completed the order of finish. Heart Full of Soul and Someone Said So were scratched.

Windmill returned $6 to win, $4 to place, and $2.40 to show. Goin’ Good brought back $5.40 to place and $2.60 to show. Abrogate paid $2.10 to show.

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