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Mistress at Sea sprints to victory at Churchill Downs!

04/27/19 | Louisville, KY – Dare To Dream Stable’s Mistress At Sea made her first appearance at Churchill Downs a memorable one by taking a compact field of four in a wire to wire victory. It was opening night at the historic Twin Spires oval, and Mistress provided the Dare To Dream Stable partners the thrill of celebrating in the Churchill Down’s winner’s circle. With the field of seven scratched down to four, Mistress would be breaking from the rail in this 6 furlong sprint. As soon as the gates sprung open the diminutive bay daughter of Midshipman broke like a rocket and immediately opened up a two length advantage. Jockey Miguel Mena did a fantastic job of getting Mistress to the front where she likes to be dictating the pace. After setting an opening fraction of 22.22, Mistress was engaged a bit by the speedy Lady Lucy, but Mena didn’t let that foe get close enough as they shook clear. After a half mile, Mistress At Sea continued to maintain a 1-2 length lead over her closest rivals. When they made the bend and turned for home, Mistress maintained a 2 length advantage, and there was only one rival who began closing a bit and looked to have a chance in the deep stretch. Mena roused his filly a bit more and she responded, holding Thea Bee and jockey Adam Beschizza at bay as Mistress crossed the line 1/2 length in front. It was another 5 1/2 lengths back to 3rd place finisher Lady Lucy. This was Mistress At Sea’s 2nd victory in only 4 career starts and her second in three starts to begin her 3 yr old season. She has earnings of $35,010 in her brief career.

Congratulations to all the Dare To Dream Stable partners on this real nice victory in front of 27,000 people on opening night of the Churchill Downs meet. Credit goes out to trainer Danny Werre and Charlena Shenk Werre for a fantastic training job. They have kept the little spitfire happy and healthy since returning to the track earlier in the year. Also kudos to Danny who recorded his first career victory at Churchill Downs as a trainer. Congrats to jockey Miguel Mena who was riding Mistress At Sea for the first time. He rode her perfectly and kept her happy on the front end!

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Mistress at Sea wins Maiden Special Weight in gate to wire fashion at Mahoning Valley!

03/15/19 | Austintown, OH – Dare To Dream Stable’s Mistress At Sea took a field of maidens on a game of catch me if you can and the rest of the field lost.  The diminutive but explosive bay filly was coming off a 6 month layoff after encountering a physical issue in her lone previous start back in early September 2018. Mistress had been training exceptionally well leading up to this 5 1/2 furlong MSW dash at Mahoning Valley, and a performance like this was something we were hoping for. With jockey T.D. Houghton aboard, Mistress At Sea broke sharply and Houghton was intent on getting the bay daughter of Midshipman out to the front. While several others tried to get the jump on Mistress, she was just too quick for them and blazed the trail through a quick opening quarter of 22.29. While only one length up through the quarter, Houghton was sitting on his filly while the jockey of Say It Sweetly, Edgar Paucar, had to really get after his filly to try and keep up. As they went to the turn and Say It Sweetly began to fade out of contention, a new challenger, Hoboken Hustle, rallied to put some more pressure on Mistress At Sea as they straightened for home. The little filly with a big heart would dig in and repel that challenge as well.  T.D. Houghton just kept Mistress focused from there, as she crossed the wire confidently a bit more than a length to the good of Hoboken Hustle while 6 1/4 lengths clear of the 3rd place finisher in a final time of 106.28 on a deep and tiring Mahoning Valley dirt surface. Mistress at Sea earned $13,260 from the $22,100 Maiden Special Weight purse, and the future looks bright for this speedy filly.

Congratulations to all the Dare To Dream Stable partners, many of whom experienced their first win as owners with the stable. Big time kudos to trainer Danny Werre and Charlena Schenk-Werre for an outstanding job both rehabbing Mistress at their Ellada Farm and getting the filly sharp and ready once she was ready to get back into training. Finally to jockey Terry T.D. Houghton who did a fantastic job guiding Mistress gate to wire with the utmost confidence knowing he was on the best and fastest filly. T.D. has now rode back to back winners for Dare To Dream Stable.

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The Weef wins second in a row at Tampa Bay Downs!

03/16/18 | Tampa, FL – Dare To Dream Stable’s The Weef was attempting to reel off back to back wins at Tampa Bay Downs when she stepped onto the track for race #7. Coming off a very hard fought victory in her last race, she would now be facing winners for the first time. The Weef was the slight betting favorite in this full field of 10 sprinting 7 furlongs on the dirt. As she normally does, The Weef broke alertly and immediately was sent up to attend the early pace. Jockey Ademar Santos then decided to let the two early speed horses have the lead while sitting in a perfect spot in 3rd just a few lengths off those combatants. After the first 1/4 mile, Santos had The Weef 3 lengths off the pace while traveling comfortably. The gorgeous bay daughter of Gone Astray was looking like she was  poised to pounce on the leaders at slightest inkling from Santos & he was just waiting for the right moment to unleash The Weef on the top pair. With a half-mile in the books not much had changed in positioning, except the riders on the two frontrunners were starting to scrub on their horses to keep them going while Santos had not even asked The Weef for her run yet. Turning for home, Santos decided it was time and he launched his bid while swinging 3 wide, swallowing up ground with each stride. The Weef suddenly took command at the top of the stretch, responded when she was asked and pulled away under brisk handling to easily put away the rest of the field by a commanding 4 1/2 lengths at the wire. She made this victory look like a walk in the park. The Weef has now compiled a record of 2 Wins, 3 Seconds, and a Third from 10 career starts and with her improving with each race more wins are coming!

Congratulations to all the Dare To Dream Stable Partners who have celebrated two victories in just 3 short weeks with The Weef. Kudos to trainer Rodolphe Brisset who is “Red Hot” at Tampa Bay Downs right now and is really making a name for himself as one of the sharpest young trainers in the game & a force to be reckoned with! Thanks to jockey Ademar Santos who seems to fit The Weef like a glove and has given her two outstanding rides.

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