What an incredible filly. Three Grade 1 wins this year, two against the boys and one from post position 12 that only one horse has won from at the Del Mar meet*. I didn’t know the origin of her name until I heard Bob Feld (breeder and owner) and his son Sean speak before the race. Apparently she was born the day before Sean’s mother and Bob’s wife died. She was a previous Miss Temple City. Very poignant. Congratulations to The Club Racing, Needle In A Haystack and Sagamore Farm.
The last time we won the Matriarch was 2010 with Gypsy’s Warning.
*Soglio just won his race from post position 13! Third time out, blinkers on, hand ride. Edgar Prado rode both horses and rode the both to perfection so congratulations to him too.