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Eppler Saddles Three Winners Friday Afternoon
LAUREL, MD. 01-02-15---Mary Eppler saddled three winners Friday afternoon at Laurel Park, visiting the winners’ circle with Lily’s Peak ($3.40-race 1), Lovable Lady ($27.20-race 4) and Lasamanamama ($7.60-race 6).
In the opener, Lily’s Peak won for the fifth time in 10 starts with a 6-length score. Lovable Lady broke poorly but was able to run down Worldly Charm to win in her debut. Lasamanamama rallied off the pace for her second consecutive victory in starter allowance company.
“It is good to have days like this,” Eppler said. “I was really impressed with the first-time starter. I wrote her off after the break. I did win with her mother (Summer Notebook) first time out. She had been training well at Pimlico but she is a little on the goofy side.”
The 60-year-old Eppler, who has been training since 1980, had more than $1 million in earnings for the first time in 2014.
She has three graded victories on her resume, including the 1996 Futurity (G1) with Traitor. The Baltimore County native conditioned Belmont Stakes winner Victory Gallop to three wins in five starts as a 2-year-old (1997) and once exercised Hall of Famer Spectacular Bid during his 2-year-old campaign (1978).
About Laurel Park
Laurel Park is a Stronach Group company, North America’s leading Thoroughbred racetrack owner/operator. The Stronach Group racetracks include Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park & Casino, Golden Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the world-famous Preakness. The company owns and operates the Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida and is one of North America's top race horse breeders through its award-winning Adena Springs operation. The Stronach Group is one of the world's largest suppliers of pari-mutuel wagering systems, technologies and services. Its companies include AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology; Xpressbet, an Internet and telephone account wagering service; and Monarch Content Management, which acts as a simulcast purchase and sales agent of horseracing content for numerous North American racetracks and wagering outlets. The Stronach Group is also a major producer of televised horse racing programming through its HRTV cable and satellite network and is North America's premier supplier of virtual online horse racing games, as well as a leading producer of social media content for the horseracing industry.