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2013 First Lady (G1)

Date/Track:
10/5/2013, Keeneland
Post Time:
4:17 PM ET
Distance:
1 mile (Turf)
Age/Sex:
3+ F
Time:
1:39.78

What the Nation is saying about the 2013 First Lady (G1)...

Heidi Carpenter catches the action as heavy rains moved into Keeneland and lady luck left two of the heavy favorites. Read More
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  • tmallios1 · My thing with the race is,it does not matter to me where a horse is situated during the race.As long as they are doing it on their own. Every other race i saw her,she breaks and settles.Then she unleashes that powerful run that we have become so accustomed to seeing. In this race,Rajiv had her on a strong hand ride almost 20 yards after the gates opened.Look at the replay,Look at Johhnny right behind him.Judy was in a hammerlock,that is the type of race i expected.If she did not win,at least she would of finished up nice and strong.This would of set her up perfect for the upcoming Sprint. I do not think,that she got out of therace what she should have. I think to much emphasis was put in trying to win the race that day.In Rajivs defense.If he felt that she was not her normal self,and that he had to urge her to run.Then it becomes a new Ballgame for me at least.Then i am going into the race looking to beat her.Since she will most likely be odds on. · 190 days ago ·
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  • Floridaf · I saw what you meant about Rajiv hustling her from the start. My only guess there aside from what you mentioned is that maybe he didn't want to be as far back in the early stages as they were in the Masters. I do tend to look at race placement. It's not a huge factor, but I have found that it does play a part in how a horse performs from time to time. · 190 days ago ·
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Trained by Tom Albertrani and ridden by Julien Leparoux, Better Lucky ran the mile on a turf course that was rated as firm in 1:39.78. It marked the fourth First Lady victory for Leparoux, who also won with Gorella (FR) in 2006, Forever Together in 2008 and Never Retreat in 2011.Read More
1st- Dayatthespa, 2nd- Hungry Island, 3rd- Say, 4th- Better Lucky.
One of the most impressive performances of the Keeneland spring meet was turned in by the Phipps Stable’s Reload when he won a six-furlong allowance race by a widening 6 3/4 lengths.Read More
Sir Robert Ogden’s Amazonas (IRE) had an easy blowout through the stretch under exercise rider Alice Haynes in preparation for Saturday’s $400,000 First Lady (G1).Read More
Dayatthespa and Daisy Devine, winners of Grade 1 races here in 2012, headline a deep field for Saturday’s 16th running of the First Lady that attracted a field of eight. Seven of the eight entrants have graded or group stakes victories on their resumes.Read More
Come on Daisy Devine.
Sir Robert Ogden’s homebred Amazonas (IRE) made her first appearance on the main track at Keeneland Wednesday morning after clearing quarantine upon shipping to Kentucky from Europe.Read More
Making her rounds in the walking ring outside of Keeneland’s quarantine barn Say (IRE) took in her new surroundings before she made her way across Rice Road to the main track for her morning activity under T.J. Comerford, head traveling lad for trainer Aidan O’Brien.Read More

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