Cibelli has been conditioning horses for decades but had never won a leading
trainer title until last year, when she topped the standings here with 32 wins
from 119 starts. After wintering at Tampa Bay Downs in Florida, she’s back with 40 horses and
looking forward to another strong meet.
high expectations, but it will be very hard to duplicate last year,” she said.
“But I do have better horses in the barn. I have younger horses, including some
very nice three-year-olds who are just getting good now and some two-year-olds
who will show up later in the summer. Last year I did well claiming horses, but
you’ve got to have a lot of luck on your side to do that.”
off to a good start, winning her first race of the meet on opening day last
Saturday. Busted Again, a three-year-old daughter of Sharp Humor owned by
Goodwood Racing LLC, romped in a $42,000 allowance with defending leading rider
Elvis Trujillo in the irons.
“She won by
nine lengths in 1:09.4 and she’s an improving filly. I’m pointing her toward
the Just Smashing Stakes,” she said.
Just Smashing will be contested on June 16 at six furlongs on the main track.