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BBGThe 2-year-old filly Betcha by Golly was getting closer and closer to a win. On Sept. 26, in her third career start and her first at a distance greater than a mile, the daughter of Tapizar went right to the front over a sloppy Pimlico track and stayed there, sweeping home by two and three-quarter lengths for owners Skeedattle Associates and trainer Graham Motion.

Betcha by Golly has always looked special. Skeedattle Associates’ Willy White, who with partners Bob Orndorff and Lou Rehak has operated a highly-successful Maryland-based racing stable for decades, went to $150,000 to take her home from the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Fall Yearling sale – making her the highest-priced filly in the sale. She not only boasts great looks, but a pedigree to match. White told the Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred after the sale: “If we can get a Maryland-bred that’s put together, balanced like that, with that kind of family, with the kind of opportunity we have to race in Maryland, you can’t beat it.” In her short career, Betcha by Golly has earned $44,369.

Betcha by Golly is the second foal out the Not For Love mare Flit, descending from Dark Hollow Farm’s legendary foundation mare Safely Home. Flit is the fourth generation in production at Dark Hollow, from a female line that has produced the likes of Hall of Famer and Eclipse Award winner Safely Kept, the imposing graded stakes winner and sire Partner’s Hero and, through Flit’s winning dam Safe Journey, multiple stakes winners O Dionysus and Joy and stakes-placed Combat Diver.