Tops list of weekend stakes winners protected with FLAIR® Nasal Strips

Flair LLC, maker of the FLAIR Equine Nasal Strip, is pleased to congratulate Ms. Josephine Abercrombie’s DON’T LEAVE ME, who raced to victory in the $150,000 Bourbonette Oaks (gr. III) March 21 at Turfway Park. Conditioned by Malcolm Pierce, the Lemon Drop Kid filly closed ground willingly to win by three-quarters of a length, while earning 50 Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) qualifying points.

The Pin Oak Stud homebred was one of 7-stakes winners protected with FLAIR Strips on Saturday. BRIDGET’S BIG LUVY & PAGE McKENNEY won at Laurel; PEBBLE BEACH BABY, TIZMAS & BEFORE YOU KNOW IT at Aqueduct and PAPACOOLPAPACOOL at Santa Anita.

On Sunday, TURCO BRAVO won the $100,000 Stymie Stakes at Aqueduct for trainer Gary Contessa. It was the first North American win for the Chilean-bred chestnut gelding. Also on Sunday, Richard Baltas trained WILD IN THE SADDLE to victory in the $100,000 Dream of Summer Stakes at Santa Anita. Flair LLC salutes the connections of these equine athletes who use FLAIR Nasal Strips to help their horses breathe easier, while providing clinically proven drug-free protection from EIPH.

The weekend’s winners join a group of equine athletes who, won 4-stakes events on Saturday, March 7. SARAH SIS won the $150,000 Honeybee (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park, for trainer Ingrid Mason. SHAYJOLIE, GENTLEMEN’S BET, and SINGING KITTY also won for their connections.

FLAIR, LLC CEO and President, Jim Chiapetta DVM JD, recognized the accomplishments of the winners and their connections. “Flair is pleased to see the growing number of Strips on equine athletes”, said Chiapetta. “Our team continues to meet with trainers and owners around the globe who are demanding proven technologies to protect their equine athletes. Once people see the science supporting the Strips, the benefit of optimal lung health speaks for itself.”

Eight clinical studies have been conducted on FLAIR Strips at leading equine research centers in the United States. Abstracts of clinical studies are available at

About FLAIR Nasal Strips: FLAIR Strips provide drug-free support and protection to the respiratory system of hardworking equine athletes. FLAIR Strips have been proven to: reduce airway resistance, reduce lung stress and bleeding, reduce fatigue, and shorten post-exercise recovery time.

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