This afternoon at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky, our three-year-old filly In Lingerie won the Grade I Juddmonte Spinster Stakes in impressive fashion with a perfect ride by John Velazquez, the best jockey in America. In a field that included the 2011 winner of this race, Aruna, plus a number of other top fillies, our girl proved that she has what it takes to win a major stakes race by a considerable distance and finish with plenty of gas in the tank. The best thing about this race, as opposed to other graded stakes races that might pay more in purse money, is that it was a “Win and You’re In” race for the Ladies Classic at this year’s Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita in California. Since we were already scheduled to be on the West Coast in late October to visit family, we’ll just alter our return date to allow us to fly to Los Angeles to watch In Lingerie run.
When we have photos of her win, we’ll post them on the blog. Meanwhile, please join us in raising a glass to our special filly!