Trombetta Hoping Weber’s ‘Souper’ Horses Run Mmm, Mmm, Good At Pimlico

Soup for you?

For Charlotte Weber, the owner of Live Oak Plantation, it’s all about soup – in business and recently in horse racing.

The Campbell Soup heir will send out two of her “souper” named horses this weekend at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md. – Souper Escape in the $100,000 Maker’s Mark Hilltop Stakes on Friday’s Black-Eyed Susan card and Souper Echo in the $100,000 The Very One on Preakness Stakes day on Saturday.

Michael Trombetta trains both fillies, and is looking forward to see if they can step up their game on one the biggest racing weekends of the year.

“It’s the logical step up for both of them,” said Trombetta, who has a total of 12 horses entered in 11 different races at  Pimlico on Friday and Saturday, including Win Win Win in the $1.65 million Preakness, the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown.

Souper Escape, a 3-year-old filly, won her last race, an allowance at Laurel on April 27, and Souper Echo, a 4-year-old filly, also won an allowance at Laurel April 22 in her last start, and is two-for-three on turf.

“Souper Echo has been training well, and we just think it’s logical to give her a try in this one,” said Trombetta of his filly, the 9-2 co-third choice behind 3-1 favorite Jo Jo Air and 4-1 second choice Misericordia.

As for Souper Escape, Trombetta says “the timing is good” for a run in the Hilltop at a mile on the turf. Souper Escape is 20-1 on the morning-line. It should also be noted that Trombetta won last year’s Hilltop with – you guessed it – a filly named  Souper Striking.

What’s all this souper stuff? Turns out, Weber – granddaughter of Campbell Soup founder John T. Dorrance – decided about four or five years ago to use the word soup in a name depending on whether it fit the foal crop. According to Live Oak, there are 31 active horses with Souper in their name.

Here’s the list, provided by Live Oak Plantation:

Souper Best Bet, Souper Bianco, Souper Boom, Souper Catch, Souper Charlotte, Souper Cohiba, Suoper Colassal, Souper  Courage, Souper Dormy, Souper Echo, Souper Energizer, Souper Escape, Souper High Voltage, Souper Honor, Souper Jackpot, Souper Jaguar, Souper Riptide, Souper Scat Daddy, Souper Scatdaddle, Souper Scoop, Souper Shenanigan, Souper Shepard, Souper Smart, Souper Stonhenge, Souper Striking, Souper Sugar Shack, Souper Tapit, Souper Thriller, Souper Watson, Souper Whirlwin, Souper Zoom.

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