Lazy Lane-bred Double over the Weekend

Two Virginia-bred half sisters made headlines over the weekend, with the Malibu Moon 4-year-old Centrique winning the $110,000 Glass Slipper Stakes at Gulfstream on Saturday and her Pleasantly Perfect half-sister Rare Penny breaking her maiden at Fair Grounds on Friday in a 5 ½-furlong turf contest.

Both fillies were bred by Lazy Lane Farms, with Lazy Lane retaining ownership in 3-year-old Rare Penny. Centrique was a $60,000 purchase at Keeneland September in 2010 and is now owned by Miller Racing. Marty Wolfson trains.

Centrique broke her maiden at Gulfstream in in March of her 3-year-old year. She bounced around in allowance and claiming company, stringing together three victories in a row at Belmont in the fall of 2012, before giving graded stakes company a try in 2013. She finished fourth in the Grade II Ruffian and seventh in the Grade I Princess Rooney. She placed twice in stakes races at Calder before Saturday’s 1 ¼-length victory.

Virginia-bred Centrique winning the $110,000 Glass Slipper at Gulfstream on Saturday.

Virginia-bred Centrique winning the $110,000 Glass Slipper at Gulfstream on Saturday.

Rare Penny, trained by Al Stall for Lazy Lane, was making her fifth effort her. She debuted at Churchill in June and despite finishing no better than fifth since, she rallied from off the pace for jockey Rosie Napravnik to score by 1 1/2 lengths here.

Both fillies are out of Penny Marie, by Sky Classic. Lazy Lane purchased the graded-stakes placed filly for $330,000 at Keeneland November in 2003.