Devious Dame Gives Girvin First Stakes-Winner
Friday, June 10, 2022

    Ocala Stud Farm's Girvin has given Florida's freshman sires their first stakes-winner - Devious Dame - who followed up her sensational debut with a convincing victory yesterday in the $150,000 Astoria Stakes at Belmont Park. 

    The 2-year-old filly bred by Ocala Stud, Joe O'Farrell 3rd, David O'Farrell et al, and trained by Norm Casse, came from off the pace in the 5 1/2-furlong race, looped the field on the turn, and powered past the pace-setter in mid-stretch. The $240,000 OBS March purchase by owner John Oxley drew off by 5 1/4 lengths and was eased at the end by rider Joel Rosario, paying $2.90.

    Devious Dame earned a check for $82,500, and added to the $35,560 she collected for her 5-furlong maiden-breaker at Churchill Downs, which she won by 5 1/2 lengths, she now has a bank account of $118,060. The budding star has received Equibase 'E' speed figures of 87 and 86. 

    Of 39 first-year sires who have had at least one runner thus far, Girvin is in third place with $126,120 in the till.  

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