Stanford Filly Earns Maiden Special Weight Victory

Albany, CA (January 21, 2022) – Autism Innocence became the thirteenth first crop winning for California’s Leading First Crop Sire Stanford with her victory in the nightcap at Golden Gate Fields, a maiden special weight going six furlongs over the all weather.

Autism Innocence was a grudging second in her debut on December 28 and today, that same tough nature carried her to the top spot. Swiftly away, she pressed the inside speed down the backstretch and around the turn. The leader spurted away at the top of the stretch, but Autism Innocence dug in when called up. She gained with every stride and got up in the shadow of the wire to win by a half-length.

Autism Innocence was bred in California by B&B Zietz Stables, Inc. and the 3-year-old filly races for Johnny Taboada and Marcel Taboada. Trained by Jonathan Wong, she is out of the graded stakes-placed Good Journey mare, Kathleen Rose.