Princess Warrior cruises to victory in Turfway Park’s Latonia Stakes

Daughter of Midshipman justifies favoritism with four-length win

Princess Warrior got her four-year-old season off on the right foot with a dominating performance in the $75,000 Latonia Stakes at Turfway Park March 9.

Sent off as the favorite in the field of 12 older fillies and mares, the daughter of Midshipman did not disappoint, despite being stuck behind several horses throughout the early stages of the race. It took a heady ride by jockey Brian Hernandez, who slipped Princess Warrior through a narrow opening on the rail, to earn the victory.

Once she barreled through the opening, Princess Warrior took command and pulled away, winning by four lengths while being geared down nearing the wire.

Bred in Kentucky by George M. Veloudis Jr., Princess Warrior is out of the Consolidator mare, Sessa, and hails from the female family of Champion Unbridled and G1 winner, Cahill Road.

In addition to Princess Warrior, Midshipman is represented by 2019 Stakes winner Big Changes, winner of the Sunshine Millions Turf at Gulfstream Park.

Midshipman is standing the 2019 breeding season at Jonabell Farm for $8,500, stands and nurses.