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Escena

Escena

Breeders’ Cup Champion
Jockey: 
G. Stevens
Trainer: 
W. Mott
Owner: 
Allen E. Paulson
Breeder: 
Allen E. Paulson

Owner Allen Paulson’s homebred Escena closed her career in style by holding off favored Banshee Breeze by a nose to win the 1998 Distaff at Churchill Downs. Jockey Gary Stevens, who won two races at the 1998 Championships, put Escena on the lead entering the first turn and the mare had enough left to give the Hall of Fame rider his sixth Breeders’ Cup victory. Escena provided Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott with his fifth victory in the Championships and second in the Distaff.

Escena, who finished third behind stablemate Ajina in the 1997 Distaff at Hollywood Park, won seven graded stakes in her career, four of them Grade 1s. Escena won races at five tracks and was a three-time winner at Churchill Downs where she had finished second in the 1996 Kentucky Oaks. Escena received the Eclipse Award as champion older female in 1998.

Replay

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  • 1998 Longines Distaff

Breeders’ Cup Record

Breeders’ Cup Races Won

1998 Distaff

Lifetime Stats

StartsWinsPlaceShowEarnings

Previous Races

DateRaceGRFinish
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Pedigree

Escena
Strawberry Road (AUS)
Whiskey Road
Nijinsky II
Bowl of Flowers
Giftisa (NZ)
Rich Gift (GB)
Wahkeena
Claxton's Slew
Seattle Slew
Bold Reasoning
My Charmer
Nutmeg Native
Raise a Native
Inviting

Career Highlights

May 12, 1993
Born.
October 1, 1995
Wins first race in debut at Belmont Park.
November 7, 1998
Closes career with victory in Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Churchill Downs.
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
May 12, 1993
Born.

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