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The Breeders Cup Filly & Mare Sprint: La Verdad



Prior to the Breeders’ Cup, this freakishly fast mare was undefeated this year in 5 out of 5 starts and had earned approximately $1.35 Million to date, winning 15 out of 21 total life time starts.

“The last time Wavell Avenue and La Verdad met, it was the pace-setting La Verdad who notched a half-length victory over the late-running Wavell Avenue in the 6 1/2-furlong Gallant Bloom at Belmont Park.

“On Saturday, October 31, 2015 the added half-furlong in the seven-furlong Twin Spires Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint made all the difference.

LaVerdad got out to an early start in the race and led throughout the majority of the race. But heading down the stretch toward the finish, Wavell Avenue made a strong move down the middle of the track, closing from 11th in the field of 14. Wavell Avenue caught La Verdad inside the final sixteenth of a mile to register a 1 ¾-length victory over her rival to give trainer Chad Brown his sixth Breeders’ Cup win — but first on dirt. “Ridden by Joel Rosario, Wavell Avenue ($22) was sent off at 10-1 and covered the seven furlongs in 1:22.39 while posting her first stakes win.”

“’The dream trip for her is seven furlongs with pace in front of her and no trouble,’ owner Michael Dubb said. ‘We clicked on all three cylinders today and it worked the right way. So we’re just over the moon.’

“La Verdad, who had her six-race win streak snapped, was a neck ahead of third-place finisher Taris.

Sheila Rosenblum is the founder of the all female race syndicate Lady Sheila Stables Two in 2010. Rosenblum’s passion and interest in Thoroughbreds prompted her entry to racing following a successful career as a model with Wilhelmina and Ford. Teaming with top trainer Linda Rice in 2013, the duo have since been a formidable pair on the racetrack. For more information please visit,

*Quotes from The Breeders Cup Recap

(Photo credit: Donna Bernstein)

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