The Breeders’ Cup has had a difficult time getting people to think of
its Friday program as Ladies Day. Unlike horse racing in other parts of
the world where the emphasis is on fashion, US horse racing organizers
believe Ladies Day means filling their cards with races for fillies and
mares – as if the sport would mean more to women if animals of their
gender were contestants.
Even if that was the case, and it’s not, the two best female horses at
the Breeders’ Cup this year - Zenyatta and Goldikova - will be running
on Saturday. Nevertheless, two ladies in waiting showed their
higher-placed sisters their heels in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare
Turf and the Ladies Classic. Midday came into her race as the lock of
the night and she couldn’t get past Shared Account. Blind Luck went off
8-5 and got beat by a bigger margin. Her problem was Unrivaled Belle.