Goo Goo Won made it look easy in her win at Bally’s Dover Wednesday, Nov. 16. The Indiana sired filly scored her first win at Dover this fall after relocating from Harrah’s Hoosier Park in mid October.
Driven by Montrell Teague, Goo Goo Won left alertly from the starting gate and slid into the two-hole behind fellow Indiana sired filly Somara and Corey Callahan heading around the first turn on the five-eighths mile oval. Let Me Be Me and Ross Wolfenden paced on to the lead on the outside at the quarter in :28.4, prompting Goo Goo Won to move out and circle the top two before the half in :58.0.
Once on the lead, Goo Goo Won was very comfortable, pacing an even third quarter in 1:27.2. Teague never took his hands out of the hand holds as Goo Goo Won moved into the stretch by open lengths. The Fred and Ginger filly had her ears up as she paced home in :29.0 for the win in 1:56.2. Somara, a daughter of Riggins, finished second over Let Me Be Me.
Goo Goo Won scored her second win of the season for trainer Dylan Davis. The homebred filly is owned by H and M Taylor Stable and Judith Taylor. The Taylors also bred the filly, who has competed in Indiana Sires Stakes action this year. Her best time was taken in a preliminary leg of Sires Stakes in a time of 1:50.4. Overall, she has four wins in 21 starts with more than $129,000 on her card.
Goo Goo Won is a third generation product of the Taylor’s breeding operation. Her mother, Malinka, won three races as a two-year-old before being retired to the brood mare ranks. Her mother, Nightlife, was also campaigned by the Taylors, who produced numerous winners including Nighthawk Hall, winner of more than $300,000 with a mark of 1:51.1. She had several Indiana sired foals by Fred and Ginger, including Fred’s Night and Fred’s Nightmare, who both are still racing.
Fred and Ginger, who is owned by Derek Burklund now from Frankfort, Ind., was previously owned by the Taylors during his racing career. The Real Artist stallion is a millionaire with 26 career wins and a mark of 1:47.3. His first year standing at stud in Indiana was 2014. He bred 16 mares in 2021 with one foal registered. Overall, he has 70 starters with 22 under 1:55 and accumulated earnings of $2.8 million. His most successful foal is Shnitzledosomethin, an Indiana Sires Stakes champ of nearly $1 million with a mark of 1:48.4 and is still racing. Howard Taylor still owns a part of Shnitzledosomethin, who is campaigned out of the Ron Burke Stable.