Sister Lou Ann overtook longtime leader For the Flag in deep stretch to score a decisive one-and-a-half length victory in the Listed $500,000 One Dreamer Stakes at Kentucky Downs on Thursday, 7 September.
The four-year-old Frosted filly now boasts wins over three different surfaces during her career. She broke her maiden at two over the all-weather course at Gulfstream Park; she won the Martha Washington Stakes on the dirt at Oaklawn Park as a three-year-old, and now has become a Stakes winner on the turf at age four.
Confidently handled by jockey Jose Ortiz, Sister Lou Ann closely tracked early leader For the Flag from second through the early stages of the mile and seventy-yard contest. Shaken up turning for home, Sister Lou Ann briefly matched strides with For the Flag before taking command and pulling away through the final yards to win easily.
Sister Lou Ann was bred in Kentucky and races as a homebred for Ken Ramsey. She is out of the Kitten’s Joy mare, Granny Mc’s Kitten, winner of the Listed P. G. Johnson Stakes and placed in the G3 Violet Stakes. In addition to Sister Lou Ann, Granny Mc’s Kitten has also produced G1-placed Hop Kat (by Stay Thirsty). Granny Mc’s Kitten is a full sister to Kitten’s Dumplings, winner of the G1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup and G2 Lake George Stakes, and to Granny’s Kitten, winner of the G3 Col. E. R. Bradley Handicap.
In addition to Sister Lou Ann, Frosted is also the sire of 2023 Stakes winners Frost Point (G3 Doubledogdare Stakes), Ice Dancing (G3 Santa Ynez), Jasper Krone (a two-time Graded Stakes winner in Japan this year), Ingratiating (G3 Sir John Monash Stakes in Aust.), Flakes, Late Frost and Arctic Arrogance, runner-up in both the G3 Withers and Listed Jerome Stakes.