Overview of Princess Rooney Stakes at Gulfstream Park

Princess Rooney is a Grade II for three-year old and up fillies and mares at seven furlongs on dirt. Purse $250,000. Curlin’s Approval won the 2017 Princess Rooney Stakes. Princess Rooney Stakes is a “ You Win You’re In” Breeders’ Cup Challenge Race for the Filly and Mare Turf Sprint.

PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Curlin’s Approval Luis Saez Happy Alter 6/5
2 Locust Point Jorge Vargas, Jr. John Servis 5/1
3 My Miss Tapit Tyler Gaffalione Todd Pletcher 4/1
4 Rich Mommy Emisael Jaramillo Victor Barboza, Jr 6/1
5 She Takes Heart Edgard Zayas Peter  Walder 12/1
6 Treble David Cabrera Ron Moquett 15/1
7 Stormy Embrace Wilmer Garcia Kathleen O’Connell 15/1
8 Spanish Harlem Nik Juarez Armando De la cerda 10/1


The eight horse field for the Princess Rooney Stakes has four talented female sprinter.

Curlin’s Approval, Morning Line 6/5, on paper is the mare to out run. She has 8-for-14 record at Gulfstream. She has 5 wins going seven furlongs. She won the   2017 Princess Rooney by 4 1/2 lengths. She won the Ana T. Stakes going seven furlongs at Gulfstream on June 3rd by 3 lengths.

Rich Mommy finished second in the Ana T. Stakes. She finished less than a length behind Curlin’s Approval in the Hurricane Bertie Stakes (Grade III) over this track and distance in January. She won Sugar Swirl Stakes (Grade III) at Gulfstream at six furlongs.

Ms Locust Point won the Barbara Fritchie Stakes (Grade II) at Laurel Park on Febuary17th. She had a poor break from the gate in the Madison Stakes (Grade I) at Keeneland on April 7th and finished eighth but only 4 1/2 lengths. Her next outing was the May 18 Skipat Stakes, she finished third after setting the pace.

My Miss Tapit has two wins going seven furlongs at Gulfstream Park. She won her 2108 debut race going seven furlongs at Gulfstream Park on April 18th.

Our Top Three Picks are:

  • Curlin’s Approval
  • Rich Mommy
  • My Miss Tapit


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