Eye of Taurus was a happy horse Sunday morning after
her victory in the Grade 3 Athenia, and trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said he was
exploring options for the 4-year-old Aldebaran filly.
“She loves the fall, and she loves the soft turf,” said McLaughlin,
who trains Eye of Taurus for Harvey A. Clarke. “She won the [Grade 3] Valley
View at Keeneland last fall over a yielding course, too.”
Among the races under consideration is the Grade 3 Long
Island Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack on Saturday, November 6, the final graded
stakes of the year for fillies and mares on the turf in New York.
“It’s a little quick back, and it’s a mile and a half,” said
McLaughlin. “But if the course is soft, we might have to enter.”