From a Maryland Jockey Club release
Susan S. 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 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.
“I don’t have to tell Forest much. She’s ridden her a number of times,” Cooney said. “She 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 (G3 race on the Preakness undercard) but there might be one before that.”
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.