Her name might sound familiar as a previous Breeders’ Cup starter but Forever Unbridled has never raced on the championship program — her older full sister Unbridled Forever participated in the 2014 Longines Distaff. Both are daughters of 1995 Juvenile winner Unbridled’s Song and 2006 Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Lemons Forever. The lookalike siblings race for their breeder, Charles Fipke, and trainer Dallas Stewart.
Such connections and lineage come with high expectations, and Forever Unbridled was favored to win her career debut late in her 2-year-old season. A respectable second that afternoon at Churchill Downs, she rebounded and set the stage for better days ahead by winning at Fair Grounds before the year ended. Forever Unbridled has since raced exclusively in stakes and already is more accomplished than her sister with more than $1-million in the bank thus far.
Forever Unbridled capped a three-race winning streak with a score in the Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) at Oaklawn Park in April. She then was runner-up in the Ogden Phipps Stakes at Belmont Park in June.
“She’s something special,” Stewart said just after the Apple Blossom. “Her last three (wins) have been over three different tracks. That takes a special horse.”
Stewart won the 2001 Distaff with Unbridled Elaine, also a daughter of Unbridled’s Song.