2018/11/02 12:25
HALL OF CHAMPIONS

Tepin

  • Jockey
    Julien Leparoux
  • Trainer
    Mark Casse
  • Owner
    Robert Masterson
  • Breeder
    Machmer Hall
  • Sire
    Bernstein
  • Dam
    Life Happened

Going into the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Mile, Tepin had put together a solid season. In her final prep, she motored through Keeneland’s soft turf en route to a seven-length tally in the First Lady Stakes (G1) Oct 3. Trained by Mark Casse, the 4-year-old Bernstein filly had four wins and a pair of seconds in six starts. That record included her June 6 score in the Just a Game Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park and a nose defeat in Saratoga’s Diana Stakes (G1) July 25. Greater things awaited as she stepped into the starting gate on October 31. Off from post seven in a 12-horse field for the $2 million Mile under jockey Julien Leparoux, Tepin (5-1) stayed just off the pace set by Obviously (IRE) through the first half-mile in 48:08. Sensing that she was ready to roll, Leparoux eased her to the front at the quarter pole and she opened effortlessly to a three-length lead in the stretch before the roar of 55,000 fans at Keeneland. Tepin hit the line 2 ¼ lengths in front of Mondialiste, stopping the clock in 1:36.69 over a good turf course. "To be in the same company with Goldikova (IRE), Miesque, and Royal Heroine (GB) — beating the boys in the Mile — I'm not sure I have the words," Casse said. "Am I dreaming? She just continues to amaze me." Tepin became the sixth female to win the Mile, joining Royal Heroine (1984); Miesque (1987,’88); Ridgewood Pearl (IRE) (1995); Six Perfections (FR) (2003); and Goldikova (2008-’10). "I told everyone that she was the best filly in the country and she proved it today," owner Robert Masterson said in the winner’s circle. "She's great. She's a Breeders' Cup champion and she deserves it." Robert Masterson purchased Tepin at Fasig-Tipton’s Saratoga yearling sale for $140,000. In January of 2016, Tepin of was named Champion Turf Female by the Eclipse Awards voters. But she was far from finished. Tepin took to the world stage as a 5-year-old. After two wins at Tampa Bay Downs in the winter of 2016, she was sent to Royal Ascot to face males a second time in the Queen Anne Stakes (G1), and despite a very soft course, prevailed over Europe’s top milers.

Previous Races

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November 05, 2016Breeders' Cup MileSANTA ANITA PARK12
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October 08, 2016First Lady S.KEENELAND12
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September 17, 2016Ricoh Woodbine Mile S.WOODBINE11
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June 14, 2016Queen Anne S.ASCOT11
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May 07, 2016Churchill Distaff Turf Mile S.CHURCHILL DOWNS21
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April 16, 2016Coolmore Jenny Wiley S.KEENELAND11
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March 12, 2016Hillsborough S.TAMPA BAY DOWNS21
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February 13, 2016Lambholm South Endeavour S.TAMPA BAY DOWNS31
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October 31, 2015Breeders' Cup MileKEENELAND11
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October 03, 2015First Lady S.KEENELAND11
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August 29, 2015Ketel One Ballston Spa S.SARATOGA22
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July 25, 2015Diana S.SARATOGA12
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June 06, 2015Longines Just a Game S.BELMONT PARK11
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May 02, 2015Churchill Distaff Turf Mile S.CHURCHILL DOWNS21
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March 21, 2015 GULFSTREAM PARK 1
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August 16, 2014Del Mar OaksDEL MAR18
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July 19, 2014San Clemente H.DEL MAR22
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June 14, 2014Regret S.CHURCHILL DOWNS38
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May 16, 2014Miss Preakness S.PIMLICO 8
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November 23, 2013Delta Downs Princess S.DELTA DOWNS31
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October 27, 2013Rags to Riches S.CHURCHILL DOWNS 3
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October 06, 2013 KEENELAND 1
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September 07, 2013 CHURCHILL DOWNS 4