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who will make her graded stakes debut in the Grade 2 Adirondack on
August 11, breezed four furlongs in 46.32 seconds on Sunday, the fastest
of 66 moves at the distance.
dominant winner of both a Lone Star Park maiden race and the Debutante
Stakes at Churchill Downs, Fiftyshadesofgold impressed trainer Bret
Calhoun with the workout, her final prior to the 6 ½-furlong Adirondack
for 2-year-old fillies.
worked great," said Calhoun. "It was a little quicker than I would have
liked, but it was visually impressive. She did it easily and she never
took a deep breath afterward."
breaking her maiden on May 24, Fiftyshadesofgold battled for the early
lead in the Debutante on June 22, took over in upper stretch, and drew
off to win by eight.
very fast," said Calhoun. "What excites me the most is how she might be
able to carry her speed. She has a high cruising speed and has a good
mind. I was surprised she was that close to a hot pace in the Debutante,
but she was able to put them away. I think everybody dreams of having a
horse like that."