A trio of Augustin Stable 2-year-olds will head to the starting gate for Herringswell Stables on Friday. Two of those are fillies, running in the biggest races of their young careers in the Breeders’ Cup. The other, a colt, running in.. the biggest race of his career, his first!
Smart Seattle will be the first drink poured at our Breeders’ Cup party, when she breaks from post 3 in the Juvenile Fillies Turf.
The 2-year-old Smart Strike daughter will be ridden for the third time in three starts by Jeremy Rose.
Zilva is postward in the $2,000,000 Juvenile Fillies. The Successful Appeal daughter will break from the rail. Jeremy Rose will ride for the third consecutive time. Zilva comes out of a close third in the Grade I Alcibiades at Keeneland.
Quechee actually runs first of the three. He is 3,000 miles away from his stablemate fillies, but runs just three hours before Smart Seattle.
The Afleet Alex gray will be ridden by Gabriel Saez in Aqueduct’s third race. The son of Tarika will travel 1 1/16 miles on the turf.
After pointing to these races since breaking their maidens atSaratoga, today has arrived. The question of “which filly where?” has been answered. It is now up to the fillies. They’re on display to the racing world. All the team can do now is get a good seat and watch them show to the rest of the people what they’ve shown to us. Safe trips and good racing luck to all three.