"Welcome to the racing world, Nooni"
Monday, June 17, 2024

    The honor of getting the first winner by a 2024 Florida freshman sire goes to Ocala Stud Farm's Win Win Win, whose 2-year-old filly, Nooni, annihilated four rivals in a $54,000 maiden special at Santa Anita.

    The Bob Baffert trainee was a $1.8 million purchase for Zedan Racing out of the OBS March sale, consigned by Ocala Stud and the O'Farrell family. 

    Juan Hernandez was aboard the filly, who was sent off at 1/5 based on her morning trials at Santa Anita, which included three of the bullet variety. He shot Nooni out of the gate in the race at 5 1/2 furlongs, and she passed the poles in :22.07 and :45.44, while opening up by six lengths. Through the stretch, announcer Frank Miramahdi blared, "Welcome to the racing world, Nooni," as she cruised to the wire in front by 9 1/2 lengths, clocked in :58.21.

    She paid $2.40, earned an Equibase speed figure of 92, exceptionally high for a debuting 2-year-old, and collected a check of $32,400 for Zedan Racing. 


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