Queen of Pompeii Reigns in Santa Anita MSW
Arcadia, CA (April 17, 2022) – Queen of Pompeii made her 2022 debut and came home with her maiden special weight diploma in the opening race on the Easter card at Santa Anita Park.
A field of ten lined-up for the six and one-half furlong turf sprint. Breaking from post eight, the Harris Farms and Donald Valpredo homebred brought her running shoes and quickly set about pressing the filly on the pace. Keeping the frontrunner honest, the daughter of Temple City launched her winning bid coming off the turn. She opened up a clear lead and kept her margin as other closed to win by nearly two lengths.
Queen of Pompeii is trained by Carla Gaines. She was produced by the winning Cee’s Tizzy mare, Arousing, who is a daughter of the multiple California-bred Champion and Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) runner-up, Soviet Problem.