Elevenses, A KEESEP16 OPTIMAL Mating Selection, Wins Any Limit Stakes at Gulfstream Park


Joseph V. Shields Jr.’s Elevenses earned her first career stakes victory Saturday, coming with a steady run down the center of the track to catch stubborn long shot Onebrethatatime and win the $75,000 Any Limit at Gulfstream Park.

The fifth running of the Any Limit for 3-year-old fillies was the first of two stakes on a 13-race program that included the $100,000 Hutcheson (G3) for 3-year-olds going six furlongs.

Heavily favored at 1-9, Elevenses ($2.20) finished up in 1:11.89 over a fast main track to beat Onebrethatatime by three-quarters of a length. It was another 4 ¼ lengths back to Twice Around, followed by Roses in the South and Di Maria.

Her victory was a special one for the connections of Elevenses. The Any Limit is named for Shields’ homebred multiple graded-stakes winner that was trained by the late Hall of Fame horseman Allen Jerkens. His son, Jimmy, trains Elevenses.

Elevenses was one of our OPTIMAL Mating Selections for the 2016 Keeneland September Yearling Sale.  Whether you are new to the game, experiencing more losses than wins or just looking for a new approach, we are confident that we can help you breed or buy a better racehorse.

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