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Dance Smartly

Dance Smartly

Breeders’ Cup Champion
Jockey: 
P. Day
Trainer: 
J. Day
Owner: 
Sam-Son Farm
Breeder: 
Sam-Son Farm

The Breeders' Cup Distaff was a triumphant finish to a brilliant year for Canadian favorite Dance Smartly. Charging hard in the middle of the track, Dance Smartly pulled away from the field under jockey Pat Day, winning by a length and a half. She became the first Canadian bred to win a Breeders' Cup race.

The Churchill Downs crowd backed her with conviction, as she left the gate at odds of 1-to-2.

The Distaff victory capped a perfect three year old season for Dance Smartly, eight races, eight wins. A year before her Distaff victory, she was third in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies. Dance Smartly retired as the leading female money winner in Thoroughbred racing history, earning more than $3.2 million from 12 wins in 17 races. She was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2003.

Replay

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  • 1991 Longines Distaff

Breeders’ Cup Record

Breeders’ Cup Races Won

1991 Distaff

Lifetime Stats

StartsWinsPlaceShowEarnings

Previous Races

DateRaceGRFinish
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Pedigree

Dance Smartly
Danzig
Northern Dancer
Nearctic
Natalma
Pas de Nom
Admiral's Voyage
Petitioner
Classy 'n Smart
Smarten
Cyane
Smartaire
No Class
Nodouble
Classy Quillo

Career Highlights

May 5, 1988
Born in Ontario, Canada.
July 7, 1991
Won Queen's Plate Stakes at Woodbine.
November 2, 1991
Won Breeders' Cup Distaff at Churchill Downs.
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May 5, 1988
Born in Ontario, Canada.

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