SEALY GOES OUT WITH A BANG (inside of the grey gal)
Horse of the Year in Canada 2007 comes oh-so close
It was one her finest moments. SEALY HILL, quirky and funny and talented, saved one her best races for last as she charged between horses very fast and was just edged by the also-flying FOREVER TOGETHER in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf.
It was also a fine moment for jockey Patrick Husbands, who trusted his filly and paved a beautiful trip for the Point Given, Eugene Melnyk homebred.
Only a slight steadying incident on the turn turn of the 10 furlong turf race was trouble for Sealy Hill.
She was simply second best but it was a super run. She was 48 to 1.
The other Canadians were not so hot on the hot day - Filly Friday.
C Karma was 8th, ran flat.
Van Lear Rose was too close to a hot pace and stayed on okay to be 6th under heavy pressure.
Bear Now led the Distaff field for a while through 48 second half mile but she stopped.
(Photos from Cindy Pierson Dulay and Terence Dulay - top right, ZENYATTA 9 for 9; right - VENTURA, came from Woodbine Mile)
All the talk about the fast Pro Ride surface was true but the talk about the speed bias was not.
Many horses rallied wide to win, in fact it almost looked as if there was a closers bias!
ENJOY THE RACES TODAY...CURLIN AWAITS.