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Life Is Sweet

Life Is Sweet

Breeders’ Cup Champion
Jockey: 
G. Gomez
Trainer: 
J. Shirreffs
Owner: 
Mr. & Mrs. Martin J. Wygod
Breeder: 
Mr. & Mrs. Martin J. Wygod

With defending Ladies’ Classic heroine Zenyatta reserved to face male rivals in the Classic a day later, trainer John Shirreffs still had a solid contender for the 2009 Ladies’ Classic in Pam and Marty Wygod’s 4-year-old filly Life Is Sweet, an 8-to-1 chance in a field of eight with Garrett Gomez in the saddle.

Bred by her owners, Life Is Sweet was a daughter of legendary stallion Storm Cat and had chased her undefeated stablemate Zenyatta home fourth in each of her two stakes starts at Del Mar and Santa Anita leading up to the Breeders’ Cup, but had her day in the spotlight rallying from last to win the Ladies’ Classic going away by 2 1/2 lengths.

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  • 2009 Longines Distaff

Breeders’ Cup Record

Breeders’ Cup Races Won

2009 Ladies' Classic

Lifetime Stats

StartsWinsPlaceShowEarnings

Previous Races

DateRaceGRFinish
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Pedigree

Life Is Sweet
Storm Cat
Storm Bird
Northern Dancer
South Ocean
Terlingua
Secretariat
Crimson Saint
Sweet Life
Kris S.
Roberto
Sharp Queen
Symbolically
Flying Paster
Hail to the Queen

Career Highlights

October 7, 2007
Wins first race at Belmont Park by nine lengths in second start.
July 11, 2009
Rallied for third against male rivals in Hollywood Gold Cup won by Rail Trip in between three starts chasing Zenzatta in filly and mare stakes.
November 6, 2009
Wins Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic.
2007
2008
2009
2010
October 7, 2007
Wins first race at Belmont Park by nine lengths in second start.

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