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Q-Racing JournalMay 9, 2014
Tami Purcell-Burkland has not returned to race riding, but she is returning to ride a race.
That race is the Mother's Day Stakes at Delta Downs, a 350-yard, $25,000 affair. The race is the ninth on the card, with post time at 9:35 p.m.
Purcell-Burkland will be riding Louisana Corona, a 4-year-old daughter of Jess Louisiana Blue. The mare's mother is Corona Cash, the mare that Purcell-Burkland rode to win the 1997 All American Futurity (G1), and a fitting mount for a Mother's Day stakes. Purcell-Burkland will ride the race wearing pink silks with the breast cancer ribbon on them. The silks will be signed by anyone who wishes to do so, for example in memory of someone or as a survivor.
Purcell-Burkland is the sport's all-time leading female rider. She retired from competition in 2006.
Read more about what the leading jockey is up to in the May Q-Racing Journal.
Louisana Corona is owned by Jason Richards and Michael Le Blanc of Tyler, Texas. The mare has won or placed in seven of 10 starts and earned $136,022. She makes her 2014 debut in this race after last year qualifying to the $2.8 million All American Derby (G1), finishing third in the Jack Brooks Stakes (RG3) and qualifying to the Dash For Cash Derby (G2).
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