Hot Springs, Ark. (Saturday, March 28, 2015) – Sanders Brothers’ Be My Caroline, following in the footsteps of her big sister and top Arkansas-bred female All About Allie, led gate to wire to win Saturday’s $75,000 Rainbow Miss before a hometown crowd of 25,000. The daughter of Storm and a Half completed the six furlong race for Arkansas-bred 3-year-old fillies in 1:11 3/5.

Sent off as the 6-1 third choice, Be My Caroline was the fastest from the gate and never lost her position as she took the field through early fractions of :21 4/5 and :45 2/5 for the first half mile. Easter Indy, the even money favorite, came flying late to finish a nose behind in second, 4 ½ lengths in front of third-place finisher Wolf City.

“I was afraid maybe she went a little too fast early,” said owner/breeder Jimmie Sanders, who co-owns the filly with his brother Roy. “I didn't think the finish line could get here quick enough, that's for sure.”

“I wanted to make sure I got the early jump with her and got her to relax,” added winning rider Jareth Loveberry. “She saved just enough to get to the wire at the end. This is my first stakes win at Oaklawn. I’m pretty excited about that. I’m very thankful for the opportunity.”

The Sanders also owned and bred All About Allie, who won the 2011 Rainbow Miss and three straight editions of the Downthedustyroad Stakes between 2011 and 2013.

“For us, it's very important (to win an Arkansas-bred stakes),” said owner/breeder Jimmie Sanders, who co-owns the filly with his brother Roy. “In fact, that's about all we participate in - the Arkansas-bred program. It's everything to us, my brother and I.”

Be My Caroline improved her record to two wins from three starts and has now earned $86,500. She returned $14.20, $5.40 and $3.60.

Live racing resumes Sunday with a 1:30 p.m. first post.



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