08/11/2020. USA, Keeneland, Breeder’s Cup and fasig Tipton: Authentic’s Dam to Be Offered at Fasig-Tipton // Authentic Runs Them Off Their Feet in the Classic // Tarnawa Gives Legendary Weld a Maiden BC Win in the Turf // Order of Australia Blows Up Tote in the Mile // Boudot at Brilliant Best As Audarya Upsets FM Turf


Authentic’s Dam to Be Offered at Fasig-Tipton


Flawless in her Rising Star performance | Coglianese photo

Flawless, the dam of GI Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Authentic (Into Mischief), will be offered at Sunday night’s Fasig-Tipton November Sale.

Catalogued as Hip 288, she will be consigned by Bridie Harrison, agent for Peter E. Blum Thoroughbreds.

A daughter of Mr. Greeley, Flawless is in foal to Into Mischief on a February 18 cover carrying a full sibling to Authentic.

Authentic has captured six of eight career starts to date at two and three, including three Grade 1 wins in 2020–the Haskell S., the Kentucky Derby, and Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Classic over one of the deepest fields in the history of the race. He went gate-to-wire to defeat Grade I winners Improbable, Global Campaign, Maximum Security, Tiz the Law, Tom’s D’Etat and Higher Power by 2 1/4 lengths in a track record time of 1:59.19 for the mile-and-a-quarter. He is a five-time graded stakes winner of $6,191,200.

Flawless, a TDN Rising Star, hails from a deep female family of top producers, including Holiday Runner, the dam or granddam of Grade I winners Seventh Street, Reynaldothewizard, and American Gal.

“Flawless is an exciting late addition to our November Sale,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. “Authentic is just the fourth horse ever to win the Kentucky Derby and Breeders’ Cup Classic in the same year, and she is carrying his full sibling. To be able to add a mare of Flawless’s qualifications to our sale on the eve of the auction is unprecedented and provides buyers one of the more unique buying opportunities in recent memory.”

The Fasig-Tipton November Sale will be conducted tomorrow, November 8 beginning at 2 pm in Lexington, Kentucky. Online bidding and phone bidding are available.

The catalogue may be viewed online at fasigtipton.com.


Authentic Runs Them Off Their Feet in the Classic


Authentic | Horsephotos

Authentic (Into Mischief) provided Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert with a fourth victory-all with 3-year-olds–in the $6-million GI Breeders’ Cup Classic, leading throughout en route to a 2 1/4-length defeat of stablemate Improbable (City Zip) as the sun set in Saturday’s main event at Keeneland.

Ridden for speed by Hall of Famer John Velazquez, the GI Kentucky Derby hero and narrow GI Preakness S. runner-up led the Classic field under the wire for the first time, doing so with a minimum of fuss, and with stablemates Improbable and Maximum Security (New Year’s Day) deferring, was able to get the opening half-mile in :47.06, according to Trakus.

They began to edge closer to the front-runner as they raced into the final half-mile, but Authentic remained strong up front while Improbable tried to make a race of it wide on the turn. Holding firm into the final three-sixteenths of a mile, Authentic kicked on gamely and was home safely ahead of Improbable, who covered a whopping 67 more feet than the winner, according to Trakus.

Global Campaign (Curlin) raced prominently throughout and finished third, two lengths ahead of Tacitus (Tapit), who rallied from next to last for fourth.

Manny Franco elected to take back favored GI Belmont S. hero and Kentucky Derby runner-up Tiz the Law (Constitution) off the early pace in third, but he offered no stretch rally and finished sixth.

The final time of 1:59.19 established a new track record for 1 1/4 miles, besting’s American Pharoah’s final clocking of 2:00.07 in his Classic victory five years earlier.

Authentic joins fellow Kentucky Derby winners Ferdinand, Alysheba, Sunday Silence, Unbridled, and the Baffert-trained American Pharoah to defeat their elders in the Classic. Baffert also won the Classic with fellow sophomores Bayern (2014) and Arrogate (2016).

“You know what, they were all training so well and he was training well,” Baffert said. “I think Johnny [Velazquez] got to know him a lot better and he’s just a quirky guy. But when I saw him out there, he’s catching up with these older horses. That’s what they do at this time of year, what a horse. He’s the real deal.”

A debut winner sprinting at Del Mar two days shy of a year ago, Authentic aired by 7 3/4 lengths in Santa Anita’s one-mile GIII Sham S. in early January. He was a powerful winner in the GII San Felipe S. Mar. 7, then suffered his first career defeat, finishing second to Honor A.P. (Honor Code) in the GI Runhappy Santa Anita Derby.

Saved by the wire in the GI TVG.com Haskell S. July 18, Authentic showed no signs of slowing down, turning back Belmont winner Tiz the Law at 8-1 in the postponed Derby. He lost little in defeat coming up a neck short of the brilliant filly Swiss Skydiver (Daredevil) in the GI Preakness S. last time Oct. 3.

“There were two races where he came back where he was really blowing hard,” Baffert said. “It was the Santa Anita Derby and the Preakness. So that means he probably, maybe I didn’t have him as sharp as I love and he just struggled that day. But we got him back and I’ve got a great team and we just tightened the screws on him. He’s maturing right now and this is, I won it with 3-year-olds, and because this is when, the time of the year they catch up. It was a tough field, but I just told Johnny, I said, ‘This is the horse that you rode in the Derby. You can ride him with confidence.’

Campaigned by a powerful partnership, Authentic carried the orange-and-purple silks of B. Wayne Hughes’s Spendthrift Farm LLC to victory in the Classic. MyRaceHorse Stable, Madaket Stables LLC and Starlight Racing are also co-owners. Spendthrift also campaigned three-time Breeders’ Cup champion Beholder and Mile upsetter Court Vision.

“I’m just happy for Wayne Hughes and everybody,” Baffert said. “That was awesome.”

“Oh, man, it’s such, it’s in such an unbelievably surreal year,” Spendthrift’s Eric Gustavson said. “To say that the horse has brought us a lot of light and excitement and distraction is an understatement. To have the off date Kentucky Derby and then the back to normal Breeders’ Cup and to be able to win those both in one year and with a 3-year-old, man, it’s too much.”

B. Wayne Hughes’s Spendthrift had purchased a majority interest in Authentic just days before the Santa Anita Derby from SF Racing, Fred Hertrich, John Fielding and Golconda Stables, and the colt’s number of owners grew exponentially when the Spendthrift-backed micro-share syndicate MyRacehorse bought in shortly after Authentic’s first defeat.

“Yeah, well, I mean, this has been quite the ride,” MyRacehorse’s Michael Behrens said. “It’s an amazing ride. I could never have imagined that it would end like this. I mean, this is the pinnacle of racing. And when we set out to do this a couple years ago the idea was to celebrate this sport with
as many people as possible, and to have 5,314 people to have an ownership stake in Authentic, I couldn’t have asked for anything better. And the partnership with Spendthrift and Eric and Mr. Hughes, it’s been tremendous having this opportunity.

“Wayne has given so much to the game over the years. He’s been in racing for 50 years and he bought Spendthrift in 2004 and made it into a business, and now to, with a lot of help from Johnny V. and Bob who are in the room here, to realize this dream, that sometimes it feels like you can only dream. It’s really not quite attainable, which is what makes it like so sweet, it’s unbelievable. But for Wayne, it’s everything,
for us, for the team at Spendthrift, that’s the best part, that Wayne has reached the top of the mountain here and we get to celebrate with him.”

Pedigree Notes:

As if Into Mischief wasn’t already having a year for the record books, Authentic put the cherry on top with a GI Breeders’ Cup Classic win to go along with his GI Kentucky Derby win. Currently the leading sire in North America, Into Mischief also bookended Breeders’ Cup Saturday, opening the World Championships with Gamine’s win in the GI Filly & Mare Sprint and closing with Authentic’s Classic. The Spendthrift sire has 27 black-type winners of 2020 to go along with his 81 stakes winners–33 graded–in nine crops to race.

Authentic’s dam, the Mr. Greeley mare Flawless, won once in her only two starts and was named a ‘TDN Rising Star’ off that performance. She has had six foals, with all three to race winners, while her 2-year-old colt, Mint (Bodemeister), is as of yet unraced. Flawless’s yearling colt is named Push Button (Bodemeister) and she has been bred back to Into Mischief for next term after not producing a foal in 2020.

Authentic’s broodmare sire, Mr. Greeley, died at age 18 in 2010, but continues to make an impact through his daughters. They have produced 79 black-type winners to date, including another Breeders’ Cup winner, Ria Antonia (Rockport Harbor), who captured the GI Juvenile Fillies in 2013.

Interestingly, Authentic’s only inbreeding through five generations is to Icecapade through his sons Clever Trick on Into Mischief’s dam side and Wild Again on Flawless’s side, as he is the broodmare sire of her dam, Oyster Baby. A multiple graded stakes winner in his own right, Icecapade is probably best known for being the first foal out of 1975 Broodmare of the Year Shenanigans (Native Dancer), making him a half-brother to the incomparable Ruffian (Reviewer).

Quotes from the Also Rans:

“He just kind of let the other horse get away and nobody went with him. I don’t know what the pace was because they messed up the fractions. But they kind of walked the dog out there. But he ran his race. He was wide both turns but he was second best.” –Elliott Walden of WinStar Farm on Improbable

“This horse has been through a lot in his career. We got his foot problems behind him and today was the first time he was really able to show his potential. We are so proud of him and he ran a great race.” —Global Campaign’s trainer Stanley Hough

“It was a good trip. He was right there. We came to the stretch and the winner was rolling. It was very impressive. But, he tried. He ran a good race.” –Maximum Security’s jockey Luis Saez

“I was happy with the way he came into the race. I thought he would run his race but [jockey Manny Franco] said he was just too keen and didn’t run.” –Tiz the Law’s trainer Barclay Tagg

Saturday, Keeneland
LONGINES BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC-GI, $5,520,000, Keeneland, 11-7, 3yo/up, 1 1/4m, 1:59.19, ft.
1–AUTHENTIC, 122, c, 3, by Into Mischief
                1st Dam: Flawless, by Mr. Greeley
                2nd Dam: Oyster Baby, by Wild Again
                3rd Dam: Really Fancy, by In Reality
($350,000 Ylg ’18 KEESEP). O-Spendthrift Farm LLC,
MyRaceHorse Stable, Madaket Stables LLC & Starlight Racing;
B-Peter E. Blum Thoroughbreds, LLC (KY); T-Bob Baffert; J-John
Velazquez. $3,120,000. Lifetime Record: 8-6-2-0,
$6,191,200. Werk Nick Rating: A+++ *Triple Plus*.  
Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Improbable, 126, c, 4, City Zip–Rare Event, by A.P. Indy.
TDN Rising Star‘ ($110,000 Wlg ’16 KEENOV; $200,000 Ylg ’17
KEESEP). O-WinStar Farm LLC, CHC Inc. & SF Racing LLC; B-St.
George Farm LLC & G. Watts Humphrey Jr. (KY); T-Bob Baffert.
3–Global Campaign, 126, c, 4, Curlin–Globe Trot, by A.P. Indy.
TDN Rising Star‘ ($250,000 Ylg ’17 KEESEP). O-Sagamore
Farm, LLC & WinStar Farm, LLC; B-WinStar Farm, LLC (KY);
T-Stanley M. Hough. $540,000.
Margins: 2 1/4, 1, 2. Odds: 4.20, 3.70, 25.20.
Also Ran: Tacitus, Maximum Security, Tiz the Law, Title Ready, By My Standards, Tom’s d’Etat, Higher Power. Click for the Equibase.com chart, the TJCIS.com PPs or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigreeVIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.


Tarnawa Gives Legendary Weld a Maiden BC Win in the Turf


Tarnawa | Coady

By Alan Carasso

Trainer Dermot Weld, widely regarded as the pioneer of traveling horses, has accomplished most everything there is to accomplish in this business, winning the 1990 GI Belmont S. with Go and Go (Ire) (Be My Guest) and the G1 Melbourne Cup twice with Vintage Crop (Ire) (Rousillon, 1993) and Media Puzzle in 2002, to name just a few of his considerable achievements.

The latter was a son of Theatrical (Ire), trained by Weld for Bert and Diana Firestone to a runner-up effort in the 1985 G1 Irish Derby before finishing a low-odds 11th to Pebbles (GB) (Sharpen Up {GB}) in the second running of the GI Breeders’ Cup Turf at Aqueduct. Ironically, under the care of Bill Mott, Theatrical would go on to just miss to Manila (Lyphard) the following year at Santa Anita before going one better at Hollywood Park in 1987.

From the previous 35 runnings of the Breeders’ Cup, Weld had saddled 16 horses without a winner. But in the course of 150 seconds on a sunsplashed Central Kentucky Saturday, Tarnawa (Ire) (Shamardal) put pay to that streak with a commanding defeat of the boys at Keeneland.

Last-out winner of the G1 Prix de l’Opera over easy ground at ParisLongchamp in early October, Tarnawa dropped out to near the tail of the field as Channel Maker (English Channel)–making his fourth appearance at the Breeders’ Cup–led the way early, as expected, from 2019 runner-up United (Giant’s Causeway). The Aga Khan homebred was ridden patiently by two-time champion Irish jockey Colin Keane–replacing the COVID-19-stricken Christophe Soumillon–as they passed halfway in a pedestrian 1:15.99, and still had only one beaten as the field hit the three-eighths marker, with Channel Maker still bossing things from the front.

The Ontario-bred increased his advantage when United appeared to take an awkward step at the 2 1/2-furlong pole and, given the pace dynamics to that point, appeared a serious threat to lead them all the way. But, leaving nothing to chance and knowing how much he had underneath him, Keane allowed Tarnawa to circle some seven or eight wide off the final turn and she stormed down the center of the course to score handily. Magical (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), the Turf runner-up in an epic battle with Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) in the bog at Churchill two years ago, raced in the second flight of horses, but was beaten to the punch by the winner and settled for a battling second. Channel Maker held admirably for third.

“It’s thrilling to win this race, it doesn’t really get any bigger,” the trainer’s son Mark commented. “It’s been a long time since 1990 when my father first won the Belmont with Go and Go and it’s kept going ever. Instructions-wise, we left it to Colin. He’s not champion Jockey of Ireland for nothing. He took over from the late great Pat Smullen, who we miss terribly here today and I really must mention him. I also must mention Christophe, who had done so brilliantly on her in Paris as well.”

A maiden from three starts at two, Tarnawa was three times a winner at group level last season while finishing 11th in the G1 Investec Oaks. Saved for a second-half campaign this term, she resumed from an October absence to defeat Cayenne Pepper (Ire) (Australia {GB}) in the G3 Give Thanks S. at Cork Aug. 8 and made her two most recent appearances at ParisLongchamp, carrying Soumillon to a victory in the G1 Prix Vermeille Sept. 1 and to a neck defeat of the talented Alpine Star (Ire) (Sea The Moon {Ger}) and Filly & Mare Turf heroine Audarya (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) when last seen in the Opera.

Tarnawa is the fourth runner to carry the Aga Khan green-and-red to victory in the Turf, joining inaugural winner Lashkari (GB) (Mill Reef); 1999 hero Daylami (Ire) (Doyoun {Ire}, campaigned in partnership with Godolphin; and 2000 victor Kalanisi (Ire) (Doyoun {Ire}). All were homebred winners.

Pedigree Notes:
Tarnawa–somewhat surprisingly–becomes the first Breeders’ Cup winner for her globally successful stallion (by Giant’s Causeway), who was euthanized at Darley’s Kildangan Stud this past April. Tarnawa’s dual stakes-winning dam was out of Irish highweight Tarakala, who won the Listed Galtres S. at York and was placed in the G3 Noblesse S. at Naas, each over 12 furlongs. One of 26 top-level, 77 graded/group and 150 overall black-type scorers for Shamardal, Tarnawa has an unraced 2-year-old half-brother named Tazaral (Ire) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}) and a weanling half-sister by Siyouni (Fr).

Saturday, Keeneland
LONGINES BREEDERS’ CUP TURF-GI, $3,680,000, Keeneland, 11-7, 3yo/up, 1 1/2mT, 2:28.02, fm.
1–TARNAWA (IRE), 123, f, 4, by Shamardal
1st Dam: Tarana (Ire) (SW & GSP-Ire, $141,525), by Cape Cross (Ire)
                2nd Dam: Tarakala (Ire), by Dr Fong
                3rd Dam: Tarakana, by Shahrastani
O-HH Aga Khan; B-His Highness the Aga Khan’s Studs S.C. (IRE);
T-Dermot K. Weld; J-Colin Keane. $2,080,000. Lifetime Record:
MG1SW-Fr & MGSW-Ire, 14-8-2-2, $2,868,503. Werk Nick
Rating: A+++ *Triple Plus*.
Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Magical (Ire), 123, m, 5, Galileo (Ire) (Ire)–Halfway To Heaven
(Ire), by Pivotal (GB). O-Michael B. Tabor, Mrs. John Magnier &
Derrick Smith; B-Orpendale, Chelston & Wynatt (IRE); T-Aidan
O’Brien. $680,000.
3–Channel Maker, 126, g, 6, English Channel–In Return, by
Horse Chestnut (SAf). ($57,000 RNA Ylg ’15 KEESEP).
O-Wachtel Stable, Gary Barber, R. A. Hill Stable & Reeves
Thoroughbred Racing; B-Tall Oaks Farm (ON); T-William I.
Mott. $360,000.
Margins: 1, NO, 1 3/4. Odds: 4.70, 2.10, 9.10.
Also Ran: Lord North (Ire), Mogul (GB), Arklow, Mehdaayih (GB), United, Red King, Donjah (Ger). Click for the Equibase.com chart, the TJCIS.com PPs or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigreeVIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.


Order of Australia Blows Up Tote in the Mile


Order of Australia | Breeders’ Cup/Eclipse Sportswire

Order of Australia (Ire) (Australia {GB}) only drew into the race with the scratch of One Master (Fastnet Rock {Aus}) and needed a back-up rider when Christophe Soumillon was sidelined by a positive COVID test, but the 3-year-old overcame it all to lead home a one-two-three finish for Coolmore and trainer Aidan O’Brien in the GI Fanduel Breeders’ Cup Mile Saturday at Keeneland.

Off as a 73-1 outsider with Pierre-Charles Boudot picking up the ride from Soumillon, Order of Australia was able to get down into the three path after veering a bit outward at the break and sat within striking distance as Halladay (War Front) and Factor This (The Factor) eyeballed each other up front. Looming a threat turning for home, the bay sophomore took command inside the final sixteenth of a mile and withstood a late run from G1 Queen Anne S. winner Circus Maximus (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) for the victory.

“Aidan [O’Brien] was very confident before the race and he told me, ‘He is fast and he’s a proper horse for the mud and the good ground and he did it very well,” Boudot said after winning his second championship race of the day. “I took a good place just behind the pace. He travelled very nicely on the bridle and

when I ask him, he give me a very nice turn of foot.”

Earlier on the card, Boudot rode Audarya (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) to victory in the F/M Turf. It was another pick-up mount for the jockey after Ioritz Mendizabal tested positive for COVID.

“It’s a dream come true,” Boudot said of the double. “It is only by chance to get these rides and I’m sorry for Ioritz Mendizabal and Christophe Soumillon. It’s a difficult situation with COVID, but I was given two nice opportunities. I’m over the moon.”

It was the 13th Breeders’ Cup win for trainer Aidan O’Brien, but his first in the Mile and it was the second biggest upset in Breeders’ Cup history.

“It’s a real team effort, we’re very happy,” said Pat Keating, O’Brien’s traveling head man. “First three home is unbelievable. You need a lot of luck in this game. We’re lucky enough to have good horses and  good jockeys. I’m just happy for everyone involved.”

Order of Australia was fourth in the G1 Irish Derby and seventh in the G1 Prix du Jockey Club while still a maiden and he only won his first race four starts back at Dundalk Sept. 18. He followed up with an allowance win at The Curragh Sept. 27 and was a well-beaten ninth in a listed race in Kildare last time out Oct. 11.

Pedigree Notes:

The unraced Senta’s Dream is also the dam of last year’s GI Breeders’ Cup F/M Turf winner Iridessa (Ire) (Ruler of the World {Ire}). Order of Australia’s second dam is 2002 GI F/M Turf winner Starine (Fr) (Mendocino), who sold for $1 million at that year’s Keeneland November sale.

Order of Australia’s 2-year-old half -sister Santa Barbara (Ire) (Camelot {GB}) was tabbed a ‘TDN Rising Star‘ following a debut win at The Curragh Sept. 26.

Australia, winner of the 2014 G1 Irish Derby, is a son of two-time F/M Turf winner Oujia Board (GB) (Cape Cross {Ire}). Order of Australia is his 12th graded stakes winner and his second Group 1 winner. His son Galileo Chrome (Ire) won this year’s G1 English St. Leger S.

Saturday, Keeneland
FANDUEL BREEDERS’ CUP MILE PRESENTED BY PDJF-GI, $1,840,000, Keeneland, 11-7, 3yo/up, 1mT, 1:33.73, fm.
1–ORDER OF AUSTRALIA (IRE), 123, c, 3, by Australia (GB)
                1st Dam: Senta’s Dream (GB), by Danehill
                2nd Dam: Starine (Fr), by Mendocino
                3rd Dam: Grisonnante (Fr), by Kaldoun (Fr)
WIN. O-Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier, Michael B. Tabor &
Anne Marie O’Brien; B-Whisperview Trading Ltd (IRE); T-Aidan
O’Brien; J-Pierre-Charles Boudot. $1,040,000. Lifetime
Record: 8-3-0-1, $1,096,675. *1/2 to Iridessa (Ire) (Ruler of
The World (IRE)), GISW-USA, G1SW-Eng, MG1SW-Ire,
$1,988,198. Werk Nick Rating: A+++ *Triple Plus*.  
Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Circus Maximus (Ire), 126, c, 4, Galileo (Ire)–Duntle (Ire), by
Danehill Dancer (Ire). O-Michael B. Tabor, Derrick Smith, Mrs.
John Magnier & Flaxman Holdings, Ltd.; B-Flaxman Stables
Ireland Ltd. (IRE); T-Aidan P. O’Brien. $340,000.
3–Lope Y Fernandez (Ire), 123, c, 3, Lope de Vega (Ire)–Black
Dahlia (GB), by Dansili (GB). (€900,000 Ylg ’18 ARAUG).
TDN Rising Star‘ O-Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier &
Michael Tabor; B-SF Bloodstock LLC (IRE); T-Aidan P. O’Brien.
Margins: NK, 3/4, 1. Odds: 73.20, 11.30, 18.00.
Also Ran: Ivar (Brz), Uni (GB), Halladay, Kameko, Factor This, Siskin, Raging Bull (Fr), Digital Age (Ire), Casa Creed, March to the Arch, Safe Voyage (Ire). Scratched: One Master (GB).
Click for the Equibase.com chart, the TJCIS.com PPs or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigreeVIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.


Boudot at Brilliant Best As Audarya Upsets FM Turf


Audarya | Breeders’ Cup/Eclipse Sportswire

French Group 1 winner Audarya (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) punctuated her U.S. debut with a well-earned victory over five-time Grade I scorer Rushing Fall (More Than Ready) in the Maker’s Mark GI Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf at Keeneland Saturday afternoon. GI Woodbine Mile heroine Starship Jubilee (Indy Wind) stumbled at the start, dropping Florent Geroux as Cayenne Pepper (Ire) (Australia {GB}) raced out from her outside berth to set the pace with Mean Mary (Scat Daddy) and Rushing Fall in close pursuit. Approaching the half-mile pole, Audarya moved through on the inside to assume fourth while tracking the leading trio to the top of the stretch where Cayenne Pepper began to wilt. Taken three-wide off the rail turning for home, Audarya put Mean Mary away at the sixteenth pole and gradually wore down the classy Rushing Fall late to score by a half-length. Harvey’s Lil Goil (American Pharoah) rallied to be third. Starship Jubilee and Geroux appeared to be fine after the eventful start. It was the first Breeders’ Cup win for trainer James Fanshawe and Pierre-Charles Boudot.
“First of all, thanks to all the team at home,” said Fanshawe, who indicated the filly would like stay in training in 2021. “The [traveling crew] has looked after her superbly since she’s been here. She’s done everything right since she’s been here. I just can’t believe it, some race to win. I’m just so thrilled. Pierre-Charles gave her a superb ride. Breeders Cup has looked after us amazingly.”
Of Rushing Fall, trainer Chad Brown added, “That’s what it sounds like talking to Javier [Castellano] [the distance got her]. I thought she was going to be able to pull it off in deep stretch here, but it wasn’t to be. She’s had an outstanding career. She’s definitely the horse of a lifetime for anybody including me. Javier has done a super job riding her entire career. I just thanked him for that. Sad to see her go [be retired], because you’re not going to replace her easily or if ever. Bottom line is I was super proud of her effort today. She gave it all she had. I think it would be fitting [if she won the Eclipse Award] because she deserves it.”
Listed placed at three, the €125,000 Arqana October yearling purchase failed to factor in a pair of English starts in early summer before visiting the winner’s circle for the first time in almost a year in a 10-furlong all-weather test at Newcastle Aug. 2. Recording a career high victory in the Aug. 23 G1 Darley Prix Jean Romanet at Deauville, the French-bred finished third to Tarnawa (Ire) (Shamardal) in ParisLongchamp’s G1 Prix de l’Opera Longines Oct. 4.

Pedigree Insights:
French-bred Green Bananas, a daughter of Group 3-placed Anabaa Republic (Fr), produced her last registered foal in 2018, a colt by Polarix (GB), who died last season. This represents the family of French and UAE highweight older horse and Hong Kong Group 1-victor Tonic (Fr) (Double Bed {Fr}) and Grade I-scorer Mauralakana (Fr) (Muhtathir {GB}).


Saturday, Keeneland
MAKER’S MARK BREEDERS’ CUP FILLY AND MARE TURF-GI, $1,840,000, Keeneland, 11-7, 3yo/up, f/m, 1 3/16mT, 1:52.72 (NCR), fm.
1–AUDARYA (FR), 124, f, 4, by Wootton Bassett (GB)
                1st Dam: Green Bananas (Fr), by Green Tune
                2nd Dam: Anabaa Republic (Fr), by Anabaa
                3rd Dam: Gigawatt, by Double Bed (Fr)
(€125,000 Ylg ’17 AROYRG). O-A. M. Swinburn; B-S.A.R.L.
Haras D’Ecouves (FR); T-J. R. Fanshawe; J-Pierre-Charles
Boudot. $1,040,000. Lifetime Record: G1SW-Fr, 13-5-4-1,
2–Rushing Fall, 124, m, 5, by More Than Ready
                1st Dam: Autumnal, by Forestry
                2nd Dam: Marie J, by Mr. Prospector
                3rd Dam: In My Cap, by Vice Regent
   ‘TDN Rising Star‘ ($320,000 Ylg ’16 FTSAUG). O-e Five Racing
Thoroughbreds; B-Fred W. Hertrich III & John D. Fielding (KY);
T-Chad C. Brown. $340,000. Werk Nick Rating: A+. 
Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
3–Harvey’s Lil Goil, 120, f, 3, by American Pharoah
                1st Dam: Gloria S, by Tapit
                2nd Dam: Arch’s Gal Edith, by Arch
                3rd Dam: Force Five Gal, by Pleasant Tap
O-Estate of Harvey A. Clarke & Paul Braverman; B-Harvey A.
Clarke (KY); T-William I. Mott. $180,000.
Margins: NK, HD, 3/4. Odds: 17.80, 2.90, 20.40.
Also Ran: Lady Prancealot (Ire), Civil Union, Sistercharlie (Ire), Mean Mary, Nay Lady Nay (Ire), My Sister Nat (Fr), Cayenne Pepper (Ire), Peaceful (Ire), Mucho Unusual, Terebellum (Ire), Starship Jubilee. Click for the Equibase.com chart, the TJCIS.com PPs or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigreeVIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.


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