It was a two graded stakes winner day for TAPIT on Saturday when Grade 1 winner Pauline’s Pearl won her second straight Houston Ladies Classic (G3). In another competitive edition of the race, Pauline’s Pearl was making her first start since July and tracked the leader through the early stages of the 1 1/6 mile dirt race, making her challenge down the stretch. Flying late, she took the lead in the final furlong to win by 1 ¾ lengths for her fifth graded stakes victory.
Back to back‼️
PAULINE’S PEARL returns to @SHRP to go back to back in the $300,000 Houston Ladies Classic (G3)!
— Texas Thoroughbred (@TTAtexas) January 28, 2023
Pauline’s Pearl is one of two stakes winners out of Grade 1 winner Hot Dixie Chick, who is a half-sister to multiple Grade 1 winner Always Dreaming and Grade 2 winner Positive Spirit.
TAPIT’s two 2023 graded stakes winners is the best of any North American stallion with his five stakes performers the second best of all stallions this year.