2023 Princess Rooney Stakes Three Witches causes upset

Three Witches caused a major upset as she landed the 2023 Princess Rooney Stakes and with it earned a place in this year’s Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint

Heading into the race as one of the outsiders, she got the better of the favorite Maryquitecontrary in a thrilling finish which went all the way to line.

Breeders Cup Odds

Princess Rooney Stakes

Grade 3, 7 furlongs, open to fillies & mares aged three and over. Total prize pool: $200,000

  1. Three Witches +800
  2. Maryquitecontrary +250
  3. R Adios Jersey +350

Winning time: 1:22.89

In a competitive renewal of the Princess Rooney Stakes, Three Witches scored the biggest win of her career as she came from well off the pace to land the spoils. 

With the order of the race remaining unchanged, the race came to life around the far turn. 

Burning a trail from off the back was Maryquitecontrary and she was joined by Three Witches. 

As those at the front were starting to feel the effects of the early pace, it was Three Witches who hit the front first and set sail for home. 

2023 Princess Rooney Stakes Race Video


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As the race entered the final furlong, it was still Three Witches who held a narrow lead. Despite Maryquitecontrary closing with every stride, time was quickly running out and the line was fast approaching. 

Digging deep, Three Witches was able to complete the upset and hit the line with a one length lead. Maryquitecontrary kept up to her work to finish second with R Adios Jersey finishing in a distant third. 

2023 Princess Rooney Stakes Race Payouts

Position Horse WinPlace Show
1Three Witches$22.40$7.00$3.60
3R Adios Jersey $2.40

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