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Date Race Grade Distance Finish Chart Replay
May 3 2013 139th Longines Kentucky Oaks Churchill Downs I 1 1/8 M 4 REPLAY
Mar 30 2013 Gulfstream Park Oaks Gulfstream Park II 1 1/8 M 1 REPLAY
Feb 23 2013 Davona Dale Gulfstream Park II 1 1/16 M 2 REPLAY
Nov 2 2012 Grey Goose Juvenile Fillies Oak Tree at Santa Anita I 1 1/16 M 3 REPLAY
Oct 6 2012 Frizette Stakes Belmont Park I 1 M 1 REPLAY


Todd Pletcher


Pletcher won the 2010 Kentucky Derby with Super Saver and also trained Kentucky Oaks winners Rags to Riches (2007) and Princess of Sylmar (2013). He won four straight Eclipse Awards as top trainer from 2004-2007 and again in 2010, 2013 and 2014. The Texas native has also been the leading American conditioner by money won nine times since 2004. He's conditioned multiple Eclipse champions including Uncle Mo, Ashado, English Channel, Speighstown, Fleet Indian, Wait a While, Lawyer Ron, and Left Bank – and has saddled a co-record five starters in the Kentucky Derby twice before (2007 & 2013). Pletcher ranks second by Kentucky Derby starters with 40, trailing only living-legend D. Wayne Lukas.

John Velazquez


John Velazquez has ridden in thirteen editions of the Kentucky Derby and won the 2011 Kentucky Derby aboard Animal Kingdom. He won the 2004 Kentucky Oaks with Ashado. John was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2011 and was twice awarded the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey. He is a two time Belmont Stakes winner and has ridden 10 horses to victory in the Breeders' Cup. Other notable mounts include: Uncle Mo, Da Hoss, Lemon Drop Kid, Lawyer Ron, and Rags to Riches.

Stonestreet Stables LLC


Stonestreet Stables LLC is the estate of the late Jess Jackson. His wife, Barbara Banke along with the children are carrying on the racing tradition established by Jackson. Jess Jackson raced horses in the 1960s but became a major player in the industry in 2003 buy purchasing a large number of high profile broodmares at the sales. He followed that up with private purchases of eventual HOYs Curlin and Rachel Alexandra. He began the famed Kendall-Jackson wineries and Stonestreet has farms in Lexington, Kentucky and in Ocala, Florida. Stonestreet has raced individually and in partenrships in addition to Curlin and Rachel Alexandra, My Miss Aurelia, Hot Dixie Chick, Hierro and Dominus among countless other stable stars.


A.P. Indy--Dream Rush, by Wild Rush

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Dreaming of Julia is by Horse of the Year A.P. Indy out of the multiple Grade 1-scoring Wild Rush mare Dream Rush.

A.P. Indy suffered just three losses during his 11-race career, and along the way captured the Belmont Stakes and BC Classic.

The highly successful stallion has many top notch offspring, but a few of his more prominent fillies include champion Rags to Riches, who triumphed in both the Kentucky Oaks and Belmont Stakes in 2009; BC Juvenile Fillies champion Tempera; multiple Grade 1 queen Music Note; and 2000 Kentucky Oaks victress Secret Status.

Dreaming of Julia’s dam is no slouch, in either the breeding shed or when she raced. Dream Rush, who stuck to sprinting events, won a pair of Grade 1 contests during her sophomore season and was unplaced in just three races from 16 total starts.

Dreaming of Julia is Dream Rush’s first registered foal, and suffered her first loss when third in the BC Juvenile Fillies last November.

Also of note in Dreaming of Julia’s female family is multiple Grade/Group 2 heroine Reine Mathilda, who ran third against the boys in the 1984 Grade 1 contest.

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