It won’t be long now before Haveyougoneaway is a million dolllar winner. This past weekend, the five-year old mare stormed the Ballerina Stakes in a decisive win as an outside shot to take her record to 11-4-6 in 26 starts. She has now won $897,425 and will likely head to the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf. That was part of her reward for winning on Saturday.
Carina Mia entered the Ballerina Stakes as the favorite and she looked perfect as a wild pack bristled around the final turn. She was overtaken by By The Moon close to the wire along the inside, but Haveyougoneaway found another gear on the outside and was able to slip by to steal the win. Those three finished in that order in a wild finish that you can witness in the video below.
Haveyougoneaway delivered $22.00, $8.30, and $4.80 across the board. By the Moon rewarded $10.80 and $6.30, and Carina Mia paid out $2.70 in third.
The big plus for Haveyougoneaway was a recent shift to trainer Thomas Morley who has seemingly gotten the best out of her yet. During 2016 alone, she has won the Ballerina, Honoerable Mississippi Handicap, Dancin Renee and the Spring Fever while also picking up second at the Critical Eye and Carousel. That’s a busy schedule, and Morely even admitted that he’ll have to plan carefully to get his five-year old mare to the world championships.
“Now obviously we’ll have to plot our route to California carefully,” Morley said. “She’s run three times in pretty quick succession. She ran at the back end of Belmont and won a stake, came up here and won opening week, and then came back and won the Ballerina in just under four weeks. She’s had three big efforts in relatively quick succession, so we might just train up to the Breeders’ Cup.”