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Date Race Grade Distance Finish Chart Replay
Mar 22 2014 Bourbonette Oaks Turfway Park III 1 Mile (S) 1 REPLAY
Feb 22 2014 Davona Dale Gulfstream Park II 1 1/16 Miles 3 REPLAY
Jan 25 2014 Forward Gal Gulfstream Park II 7 Furlongs 2 REPLAY

Connections

Wayne Catalano

Trainer

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Catalano began working at the racetrack for Hall of Fame trainer Jack Van Berg. After a 9 year riding career, Catalano began training horses and has had great success with numerous graded stakes winners such as Dreaming of Anna, She Be Wild and Stephanie’s Kitten.

Channing Hill

Jockey

Channing Hill was born and raised in Nebraska, where he followed in his father's footsteps to become a jockey. He rode in his first professional race at the age of 16 and continued to ride in the summers until he graduated high school and moved to New York.  In 2008 he won the Black-Eye Susan Stakes, which was his most cherished win because his father, who had won the same race in 1975, was in attendance. Hill moved from track to track for a few years, struggling to win races and drinking too much.  In 2012 he decided to stop drinking and he eventually met his now girlfriend, Shelbi Catalano, daughter of trainer Wayne Catalano. Hill now rides mostly at Arlington Park where he was very successful in 2013.

James F. Miller

Owner

Jim Miller resides in Hagerstown, Maryland.  He grew up around horse racing in West Virginia attending races at Charles Town and Shenandoah.  Even though Miller purchased his first Thoroughbred in 2010, members of his family have been involved in the horse business for over 30 years.  Miller now has 46 horses, racing around the United States – he focuses on breeding Thoroughbreds and has a strong interest in fillies and mares.  Miller is involved in big infrastructure finance, and also has banking and real estate assets.

Pedigree

Aurelia’s Belle’s blue-blooded family begins with her classic-winning champion sire Lemon Drop Kid and continues through the blue-hen female family of her dam, the Danzig mare Aurelia.

Despite a nice juvenile season, Lemon Drop Kid didn’t show much in the lead up to the 1999 Kentucky Derby, where he finished ninth, but returned two races later to take the Belmont Stakes by a head at 29-1 odds and the Travers later in the summer

The bay did much better the next year, triumphing in two Grade 1s, the Whitney Handicap and Woodward, as well as a pair of Grade 2s, the Suburban and Brooklyn Handicaps, to be named champion older horse.

At stud, Lemon Drop Kid hit pay dirt with multiple Grade 1-winning millionaire Richard’s Kid but has really shone as the sire of fillies Lemons Forever, victress of the 2006 Kentucky Oaks, and Grade 1 heroines Christmas Kid and Santa Teresita.

Aurelia never actually won on track but found breeding shed success with Aurelia’s Belle’s. Aurelia is herself the daughter of Grade 2 diva Aishah, who also produced Grade 1 scorer Aldiza, Grade 2 heroine Atelier, stakes winner Arabis, Grade 1-placed Aunt Anne, Grade 3 runner-up Elajjud and multiple stakes-placed They Call Me Giant.

Aurelia’s Belle counts as her third dam 1983 Broodmare of the Year Courtly Dee, whose descendants include champion two-year-old filly Althea; UAE Horse of the Year Festival of Light; Japanese champion filly Yamanin Paradise; Grade 1-scoring millionaire Acoma; and Grade/Group 1 winners Balletto, Ali Oop, Ketoh, Aldiza and Green Desert.

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