2017 Princess Rooney Stakes Results & Race Replay - Curlin's Approval

Dave Bond | OTB Writer

Curlin's Approval Wins Princess Rooney Stakes at Gulfstream Park

Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida played host to the $250,000 G2 Princess Rooney Stakes Presented by Hardacre Farm on Saturday, July 1. Fillies and mares three years old and upward took to Gulfstream's dirt track and raced seven furlongs. 9-2 third betting choice Curlin's Approval returned to her winning ways, emerging in the 11-horse field by a relatively easy 4 1/2 lengths and in turn earned a fees-paid trip to the $1.5 million Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint November 4 at Del Mar. 12-1 shot Distinta finished a distant second, a half-length ahead of late-running 3-2 favorite Lightstream who settled for third. 5-2 second choice Dearest was fourth and Birdatthewire was fifth while Wheatfield, Kinsley Kisses, Patriotic Diamond, Money Or Love, More Than a Party and Concealedwithakiss completed the order of finish.