(Nice as Pie captures the closing night Serena’s Song Stakes at Turfway Park on Saturday / Coady Photography)

From the Turfway Park Media Team / Kevin Kerstein:


 Dede McGehee’s talented 3-year-old filly Nice as Pie closed the 2024 Winter/Spring Meet at Turfway Park Racing & Gaming in impressive fashion, dominating Saturday’s $125,000 Serena’s Song Stakes by an eye-catching six lengths.

Nice as Pie, part of McGehee’s remarkable homebred program, cruised to victory in the six-furlong featured event under jockey Adam Beschizza for trainer Kelsey Danner. The daughter of Tapiture completed a final time in a sharp 1:09.87.

Sent off as the heavy 1-5 favorite, Nice as Pie rated comfortably off the pace in the Serena’s Song, positioned eighth by Beschizza after These Apples set solid opening quarter-mile fractions of :22.23 and :45.35. Around the far turn, Nice as Pie began to easily improve her position and at the top of the stretch took command of the field while under a hand ride.

Pipit, under jockey Axel Concepcion, closed from off the pace to finish second, 2 ¼ lengths ahead of My Girl Ginger and jockey Declan Cannon.

J Rivers completed the superfecta and was followed by These Apples, Gold Del Mar, Sweet Gal of Mine, Pinotslilgirl and Kachow.

With her victory in the Serena’s Song, Nice as Pie improved her overall mark to four wins from just five starts. She was a perfect 4-for-4 this year at Turfway Park with her lone blemish coming on the dirt in her debut at Colonial Downs. Nice as Pie banked $74,616 for her victory in the Serena’s Song to improve her overall purse earnings to $233,775.

The Serena’s Song was the featured race on closing night of the 2024 Winter/Spring Meet. Racing will return for the 2024 Holiday Meet beginning Wednesday, Nov. 27.

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FINAL FLORENCE FURLONG – Congratulations to the Winter/Spring Meet leaders: jockey Luan Machado, trainer Eric Foster and owner Christina Estvanko and Margo Scott. More information about the meet leaders and the overall season will be distributed in the meet recap early this week. … Thank you to all of the media members who helped make the Turfway Park season so successful. Your coverage does not go unnoticed and it is extremely appreciated. Best wishes to everyone with your coverage for the start of the Keeneland Spring Meet on Friday.