On a race card organized to promote equine research, Glen Hill Farm will salute one of its top winners by sponsoring the $150,000 One Dreamer Stakes on Sept. 10 at Kentucky Downs in Franklin.
The One Dreamer Stakes is for fillies and mares, 3 years old and up, which are non-winners of a stakes race in 2015. It will be run at 1 mile and 70 yards over Kentucky Downs’ European-style grass course.
The track provided naming sponsorship opportunities for the One Dreamer Stakes and eight overnight races to sponsors making specific donations to Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation.
Sponsors will be provided hospitality for themselves and guests and will present trophies for the races they sponsor.
“Glen Hill Farm is honored that Kentucky Downs has named a race after One Dreamer,” said Craig Bernick, who in 2008 was appointed president and CEO of the Ocala, Florida, farm by his grandfather, Leonard Lavin. “One Dreamer was our first starter at the Dueling Grounds (the former name of Kentucky Downs), and we had a wonderful day at the track when she won the Rachel Jackson Stakes in 1993.
“One Dreamer returned to that track for the same race the next year and didn’t fare as well, but she followed that race up with a win in the 1994 Breeders’ Cup Distaff, so Kentucky Downs played a very important role in her career.”
One Dreamer won 12 of 25 career starts and earned $1,266,067.
“We deeply appreciate Kentucky Downs’ innovative way to support equine research,” said Edward L. Bowen, president of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. “This initiative was