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Photo Call (IRE) Surprises All in First Lady

LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 9) – The turnback to a mile distance in yesterday’s First Lady (G1) unleashed a tiger, otherwise known as Teresa Viola Racing Stable’s Photo Call (IRE).

Photo Call’s record includes a win in the 1¼-mile Rodeo Drive (G1) at Santa Anita, a fifth-place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf (G1) at Keeneland and a sale for $3 million at Keeneland’s 2015 November Breeding Stock Sale.

Quotes from the $400,000 First Lady (G1)

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John Velazquez (winning rider of Dayatthespa)

Better Lucky to Face Eight Rivals in Bid for First Lady Repeat; Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity Attracts 12 Juveniles

Grade 1 races part of second day of Fall Stars Weekend

LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 1, 2014) Godolphin Racing’s Better Lucky will attempt to become the first repeat winner of Keeneland’s $400,000 First Lady (G1) on Saturday when she faces eight rivals in the 17th running of the one-mile grass test.

The First Lady will go as the seventh race on Saturday’s 10-race program with a 4:35 p.m. ET post time.

Quotes - $400,000 First Lady (G1)

Jimmy Bell (president of Darley, representing winning owner Godolphin Racing LLC, lessee)

“Today she was ‘Better Lucky.’ Last couple of times she’s been a little unlucky, took wide trips and ran great races. We’ve been looking at this race for quite a while. Julien (Leparoux) gave her a great ride and (trainer) Tommy (Albertrani) had her to the minute tuned up. We were Better Lucky today and got it done.”


Quotes - $350,000 First Lady (G1)

Dale Romans (winning trainer of Tapitsfly)

“She has been a special filly. She’s probably going to retire at the end of this year. She’s going to have one or two more starts left so we’ve got to pick some place that’s going to count. The Breeders’ Cup is tough because for the fillies, she has to run so far (1 1/4 miles in the Grade 1 Filly & Mare Turf) unless we decide to put her in against the colts (in the Grade 1 Mile). But we’ve done sillier things.”


Jose Lezcano (winning jockey)



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