Despite her consistency in the upper echelon, Spain was overlooked in the 2000 Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Churchill Downs. At nearly 56-1, she sailed to victory for Prince Ahmed Salmen’s The Thoroughbred Corp., and trainer D. Wayne Lukas. A regular in Breeders’ Cup competition, she was a close fourth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies at Gulfstream Park in 1999 and as a four-year-old in 2001, she was the runner-up in the Distaff at Belmont Park as the second betting choice. Although she never earned an Eclipse Award championship, Spain left an indelible mark when she retired after her five-year-old season as North America’s all-time leading female money earner with $3.5 million in a 35-race career that included nine wins. Her class is reflected in many of her offspring who win at racing’s highest levels.