Insta Erma was ready to run off a 4 month layoff to take the $500,000 G3 Kentucky Downs Ladies Turf. She broke well, but settled in last early, only 4 lengths off the lead. Drayden Van Dyke was content to keep her towards the rear, and eventually worked her towards the outside entering the 3/8ths of a mile stretch. He was very patient, and she was happy to oblige as she started making steady progress on the outside. She eventually wore down Valadorna to win by a comfortable 1/2 length.
This was a huge result for Insta Erma and Medallion. This was Insta Erma’s first graded stakes victory, and gave Medallion its 7th Graded Stakes win since 12/30/17, with 6 different horses (none of whom had won a graded stakes before we purchased them). This was a great result with only 9 horses in training at the beginning of 2018.
Congratulations and thanks to all of our partners and investors!