The 2012 winner of the Tempted Stakes, My Happy Face, won her first stakes after two tries when she won the Tempted Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct with jockey Ramon Dominguez. The 2-year-old filly by Tiz Wonderful went off at odds of 1-4 for the win.
My Happy Face battled with Cue the Moon for most of the race and the winning decision came within a head. Ruby Lips finished third with Unabashed in fourth.
The filly won in a time of 1:36.32. She was trained by Rudy Rodriguez and owned by Michael Dubb. She is out of the Siberian Summer mare Summer Star and was bred by Spendthrift Farm and Shawhan Place.
My Happy Face is the 9-to-5 morning line choice for teh 2013 Charles Town Oaks. She made her seasonal debut in January’s Forward Gal (G2) at Gulfstream where she finished second to Kauai Katie, then won the listed Lotka Stakes at Belmont Park before posting a runner-up effort behind divisional leader Princess of Sylmar in the Coaching Club American Oaks (G1). Most recently, she endured a wide trip and came up a neck short as the 2.00-to-1 second choice in the Test (G1) at Saratoga.
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Location Aqueduct Racetrack
Distance 1 mile (8 furlongs)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Two-year-old fillies
|2017||Daisy||Kendrick Carmouche||John Servis||1:37.13|
|2016||Miss Sky Warrior||Paco Lopez||Kelly J. Breen||1:38.62|
|2015||Big World||Jose L. Ortiz||Anthony W. Dutrow||1:37.19|
|2014||Jacaranda||Jose L. Ortiz||Michael E. Hushion||1:40.24|
|2013||Stopchargingmaria||Javier Castellano||Todd Pletcher||1:38.77|
|2012||My Happy Face||Jose Lezcano||H. James Bond||1:36.32|
|2011||Believe You Can||Gabriel Saez||Larry Jones||1:11.20|
|2010||Full Moon Blues||Malcolm Franklin||Timothy Tullock Jr.||1:38.56|
|2009||Ailalea||Eibar Coa||Todd Pletcher||1:36.75|
|2008||Livin Lovin||Ramon Dominguez||Steve Klesaris||1:36.89|
|2007||Elusive Lady||Eibar Coa||John Kimmel||1:38.40|
|2006||Successful Outlook||Joe Bravo||Scott Blasi||1:37.36|
|2005||Better Now||Javier Castellano||Mark Hennig||1:38.35|
|2004||Summer Raven||Stewart Elliott||Todd Pletcher||1:36.09|
|2003||La Reina||John Velazquez||Claude McGaughey III||1:36.15|
|2002||Chimichurri||John Velazquez||Todd Pletcher||1:37.52|
|2001||Smok'n Frolic||John Velazquez||Todd Pletcher||1:37.77|
|2000||Two Item Limit||Richard Migliore||Stephen DiMauro||1:38.53|
|1999||Shawnee Country||Jorge Chavez||D. Wayne Lukas||1:38.60|
|1998||Oh What a Windfall||Jerry Bailey||Claude McGaughey III||1:39.84|
|1997||Dancing With Ruth||Tommy Turner||Benjamin Perkins Jr.||1:37.55|
|1996||Ajina||Jerry Bailey||William Mott||1:36.59|
|1994||Special Broad||Julie Krone||Richard W. Small||1:37.20|
|1993||Sovereign Kitty||John Velazquez||Richard Schosberg||1:46.84|
|1992||True Affair||Joe Bravo||Gary Contessa||1:47.48|
|1991||Deputation||David Lidberg||Claude McGaughey III||1:46.74|