VA-BRED QUIET GIANT WINS RARE TREAT

Heavily favored Virginia-bred Quiet Giant stretched her winning streak to three at Aqueduct Racetrack on Sunday afternoon, drawing off to a commanding nine-length victory over Mined Over Matter in the 39th running of the $65,000 Rare Treat for fillies and mares.

Ridden by New York’s leading jockey, Ramon Dominguez, the 4-year-old daughter of Giant’s Causeway assumed command at the start of the 1 1/8-mile race to lead through an opening quarter-mile in 23.49. Joined on the backside by Opus A, Quiet Giant continued to roll easily through a half-mile in 48.74 and three-quarters in 1:13.69, opening up on her rival on the turn and then cruising to the wire in 1:53.22 over a fast inner track.

Bred by the late Edward P. Evans and now racing for the Edward P. Evans Foundation, Quiet Giant is by Giant’s Causeway, out of Quiet Dance by Quiet American and a half-sister to Horse of the Year St. Liam.

The win boost her record to fine wins in eight starts with earnings of $172,050.