There is 2 year old racing July 6th at Gulfstream (race 8, 5 furlongs)
From Siena Farm facebook: As we completed construction of Siena Farm in 2008, we interviewed a young lady by the name of Angie Roe (Angela Renee Roe). We needed Angie and her mother to work two evenings a week to clean the office and main residence. At first Angie was hesitant about committing to the days we needed, so we weren’t certain if she really wanted the job. Only later did we discover she was undergoing chemotherapy treatments, and needed to work around her chemotherapy schedule. Angie worked at Siena Farm for a year before losing her battle with cancer at the age of 38. During that year, Angie showed an amazing amount of courage and fortitude as she endured the chemotherapy treatments, while continuing to be a wife and a mother, and a great employee. The three Siena Farm owners (Anthony Manganaro, Nacho Patino and David Pope) wanted to find a special way to honor Angie’s memory so we asked the family for permission to name a racehorse after her. The family was overjoyed because Angie had grown very attached to the farm and loved all the horses. We wanted to make sure we had a special horse with the ability to find success on the racetrack, so we waited patiently for the right horse. In 2012 we sold one of our special broodmares, Pilfer, at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale for $1,950,000. When we did this, we knew that if we wanted to keep a presence from her family, so we retained her 2012 Bernardini filly. We did explore selling the filly at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale due to her significant commercial value, but at the last minute, Anthony made the decision that we would retain the filly for our racing stable. In the weeks following the sale, Anthony, Nacho and David agreed that this was “the special filly” and as such we would name her ANGELA RENEE. On the morning she was to van to Florida to begin training, we invited Angie’s family to take pictures with ANGELA RENEE. Nacho ordered a new halter bearing the name ANGELA RENEE and the family got to meet her close up and in person. As you might imagine, it was an emotional but also joyous day for the family, as they were so proud that this filly would bear the name of their daughter/sister/mother/wife. As they were leaving the farm, David gave the family her pedigree bearing the official name ANGELA RENEE, Bay Filly, Foaled March 14, 2012 in Kentucky.An hour passed before the phone rang. It was Sue, Angie’s mother, and I could tell she had been crying. She had a question for me about the pedigree as she noticed the date March 14, 2012. After I told her that that was the day the filly was born, she revealed March 14th was also Angie’s birthdate. We immediately knew that we got the name right!Friday, June 27th was a very special day for the Siena Team when ANGELA RENEE won first time out at Belmont.
There is 2 year old racing July 12th at Ellis Park (race 2, one mile for fillies on turf),