How Unusual circled the field and took over in deep stretch to capture the Grade 3 $102,415 Red Carpet Stakes at Del Mat at 1 3/8 miles on the firm turf course. Expertly guided by regular rider Corey Nakatani, How Unusual settled early, saved ground and angled out at the top of the lane to give conditioner Mike Pender the win. It is the first stakes and first graded win for the 4 year old chestnut lass who has now amassed career earnings of $302,367 with 5 career victories.
America's Tale decided enough was enough and went wire to wire winning by an astounding 13 3/4 lengths in a Maiden Allowance at 1 mile on the dirt at Churchill Downs. The 2 year old bay lass was ultra efficient and impressive in beating the field of 8 runners in 1:36.15. Bred in Kentucky by M.Auerbach, LLC. and Catherine Parke, America's Tale was a $50,000 Keeneland September Yearling Purchase and a $100,000 Fasig-Tipton 2 year old in training. Trained by Bernard Flint for
Majestic Heat had never raced on dirt and had never sprinted over the course of her 15 race, 3 year racing career. That all changed on Sunday November 12 at Del Mar when she took to the dirt sprinting and came away with an impressive romp victory in the $100, 690 Betty Grable Stakes for older Cal-bred Fillies and Mares at Del Mar. Under the capable handling of Flavien Prat, Majestic Heat cantered out the gate, went 4 wide and pulled away with ease running the 7 furlongs in a