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Kiss Thru Fire Proves She Is Still The Top Mare, Wins Second Matron Stakes
Kiss Thru Fire, under jockey Jesus Rios Ayala, winning her second Matron Stakes at Los Alamitos Race Course.

William Zuazo
Kiss Thru Fire Proves She Is Still The Top Mare, Wins Second Matron Stakes

LOS ALAMITOS, CA—JULY 31, 2022— Gentry Farms’ AQHA champion aged mare Kiss Thru Fire won the $40,000 Matron Stakes for the second year in a row after breaking sharply from post number three and continuing powerfully to post a ½ length victory over EG High Desert Farms’ La Estrella Corona.

With the victory, Kiss Thru Fire joins 2018-19 Matron winner Thermonuclear Energy as the only mares to win consecutive running of this race.

The winning connections of Kiss Thru Fire include trainer Juan Aleman, Gentry Farms, and jockey Jesus Rios Ayala.
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After winning a total of four stakes races last year, the champion mare is enjoying another great campaign in 2022. Over the past two years, Kiss Thru Fire has won a total of seven stakes at Los Alamitos.

In addition to this Matron win, the daughter of Walk Thru Fire has also won the Grade 1 Charger Bar Handicap and the Abigail Kawananakoa Stakes this year. Ridden in this race by Jesus Rios Ayala, Kiss Thru Fire covered the 400 yards in :19.774. The Juan Aleman trainee earned $22,000 to take her career earnings to $658,025.

EG High Desert FarmsCorona Czech filly La Estrella Corona earned $9,000 for running second

She was followed by Rite On Time, More Thank Looks, Up For You, Looks On Fleek, and Walking Alone.

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