Blame sired his third stakes winner of the year when the Michael Matz-trained 3-year-old filly Queen Caroline captured the $60,000 Nellie Mae Cox Stakes in her first black-type attempt at Pimlico June 25.
The victory was especially sweet for Virginia-based horsewoman Amy Moore, who notched her first stakes win as a Thoroughbred owner in the Nellie Mae Cox.
Queen Caroline bested 11 other fillies and mares in the 1 1/16-mile test after unleashing an impressive three-wide move in the final turn. Jockey Alex Cintron guided the filly to the lead, where she held on to beat Secret or Not by a length.
Queen Caroline has now won or placed in four of her six career starts, for earnings of $79,692. Out of the Forestry mare Queens Plaza, she was bred in Virginia by Morgan’s Ford Farm.
The filly is the sixth stakes winner for Blame, who is represented by three graded stakes winners.