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Fall Stars Weekend Concludes With Emollient Impressive in Juddmonte Spinster and Poker Player Rallying to Win Bourbon

LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 6, 2013) – Juddmonte Farms’ Emollient, the lone 3-year-old filly in the field, delivered a last-to-first 1¼-length victory in the 58th running of the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster (G1) for fillies and mares before a crowd of 9,034 on a rainy Sunday afternoon at Keeneland.

The victory earned Emollient a berth in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) to be run Nov. 1 at Santa Anita.

Quotes - $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster (G1)

Bill Mott (winning trainer of Emollient)

“It was reminiscent of a couple of her past races where she’s taken herself back a little; she hasn’t broken as well as what she did in the spring. You could see we planned it (going to the front with jockey Mike Smith) tapping her on the shoulder leaving there and then we decided to go back to last.

Quotes - $150,000 Bourbon

Wayne Catalano (winning trainer of Poker Player)

“I saw (jockey Channing Hill) was saving ground around the corner; everything was working out real nice. When he turned for home, he got clear right there, and I thought we had a big shot. I had two horses in the race. I was watching the 1 horse (School On a Hill) down on the rail. He was bottle-necked in there. I was hoping he’d get a little room, then all of a sudden here comes Poker Player on the outside getting clear running, and here we are.”

 

On Poker Player’s next start

Aruna to Face 12 Rivals in Bid for Juddmonte Spinster Repeat

LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 4, 2012) – Flaxman Holdings’ Aruna, seeking to become the fourth horse to win back-to-back runnings of the Juddmonte Spinster (G1), will face 12 rivals Sunday in the 57th running of the $500,000 race at 1 1/8 miles on the main track.

The Juddmonte Spinster is a “Win and You’re In” race for the Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic (G1) to be held November 2 at Santa Anita.

The Juddmonte Spinster will go as the eighth race on Sunday’s nine-race program with a 4:49 p.m. (ET) post time. First post time is 1:05 p.m.

 

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