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KER Feed Powers Embarr to Dahlia Stakes WinBy Kentucky Equine Research Staff · April 7, 2014

Susan Cooney’s Embarr took the lead in mid-stretch but was all-out at the end to win the $100,000 Dahlia Stakes for fillies and mares at Pimlico Race Course. This was the second year in a row that Embarr had captured the Dahlia.

Forest G. Boyce kept the daughter of Royal Academy busy through the stretch and won by a head over C C Gold, with Zucchini Flower finishing third.

Cooney both owns and trains the winner, who paid $11.40. Embarr covered the one-mile distance over the good turf in 1:45.45. She improves to 8-of-25 lifetime with earnings of $309,645. 

“I don’t have to tell Forest much. She’s ridden her a number of times,” Cooney said. “Embarr comes to the races fresh this time of year. I would like to try to put her back in some graded stakes but I don’t know where she’s going. We’re looking at the Gallorette (a grade-III race on the Preakness undercard).”

Embarr has been on RE•LEVE® from Kentucky Equine Research (KER) for four years. RE•LEVE is a low-starch feed developed for horses with conditions that lead to tying-up, including recurrent exertional rhabdomyolysis (RER). Cooney also utilizes hoof and coat conditioner Bio•Bloom™ PS and slow-release electrolyte Restore® SR.


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