Spelling Again gave her trainer Brad Cox the biggest win of his career when she drew off to win the Grade 2 Chilukki Stakes last November at Churchill Downs. It was even more special for the conditioner since he is a Louisville, Kentucky native and grew up near the landmark racetrack.
Spelling Again earned a berth in the gate for the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint when she captured yet another Grade 2 stakes for Cox – the Princess Rooney at Gulfstream July 2.
She ran an uncharacteristically flat sixth in her last Breeders’ Cup prep when sixth in the G2 Thoroughbred Club of America at Keeneland Oct. 8.
Her name is a combination of her the names of her father and mother, Awesome Again and Spelling by Alphabet Soup. Lifetime, she’s banked $524,653 with six wins from 23 starts with multiple placings in graded events among her three seconds and five thirds.
This will mark the second Breeders’ Cup appearance for Cox, who has already surpasses his banner year in 2015 when he finished 37th in nation by earnings.