Abigail Kawananakoa Stakes

Abigail Kawananakoa Stakes

Pattys Saint rolls to her 15th stakes win.

Pattys Saint. PHOTO: William Zuazo

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Sent to post as the 3-10 favorite in a field of nine distaffers, Dunn Ranch's Pattys Saint sprinted to a three-quarter length win in Saturday's $100,000 Abigail Kawananakoa Stakes at Los Alamitos.

Pattys Saint covered 350 yards in :17.468 under jockey Eduardo Nicasio. Monty Arrossa prepped the 6-year-old daughter of the Feature Mr Jess stallion Jess Got Easier.

Pattys Saint was coming off of a one-length victory as the 3-10 choice in the 350-yard, $60,000 Miss Princess Stakes (G2). The mare was bred in Idaho by R.L. Harrison, and the Abigail Kawananakoa Stakes marked her 15th career stakes win.

"It's amazing," Matt Dunn said. "She exceeds expectations every time she runs. She's just so consistent and loves to do her job.

"She’s a fun horse to watch, and (it's) a blessing to own her," he added. "We're just really excited about her future. She has not failed us yet.”

Dunn Ranch purchased Pattys Saint privately before her 2024 campaign, which began with a victory in the 400-yard, $100,000 Charger Bar Handicap (G1) on January 7.

“Monty told me that the horse could be for sale,” Dunn recalled. “Actually, she was going to be put in a (sale auction) but missed the deadline. They wanted to sell her, so we negotiated and worked it out. It was kind of a risk that we took, but we thought that she would make a good broodmare. Those northern horses just seem to hold together, have good bone and we just thought she would work for our program."

Raced in six states, Pattys Saint has won 20 of 28 starts, and the $55,000 winner's share of the purse pushed her bankroll to $405,652. The mare will be pointed to the 400-yard, $125,000 Mildred Vessels Memorial Stakes (G1) in September.

The Abigail Kawananakoa Stakes honors the late Abigail Kawananakoa, who was inducted into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in 2018.

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