On June 1, the New York-bred filly Lovely Syn kept her spotless race record intact with a 10-length front-running score in the Bouwerie Stakes at Belmont Park. She’d won her four races by a combined margin of nearly 30 lengths.
“We’re having so much fun racing her,” said her owner Michael Parisi after the race, in what had to be an understatement. Parisi, from New Jersey, runs his Thoroughbreds in the name his grandfather established, Joemar Racing Stables.
Less than three weeks later, Lovely Syn was headed to the New Bolton Center in Pennsylvania for surgery after fracturing a sesamoid during a morning workout. The three-year-old with the distinctive face came through the surgery well and is, according to Parisi, going to be fine. Her racing career is over, but she’ll have a career as a broodmare, carrying on the Joemar name.
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