Longines Distaff Division
OwnerQatar Racing Limited, Flurry Racing Stables LLC & Big Aut Farms
BreederWinStar Farm, LLC
When she is not on the racetrack, Shedaresthedevil takes on the role of the barn pet – a sweetheart of filly who is as docile around children as a backyard pony. Once the daughter of Daredevil springs forth from a starting gate, however, she is as fierce a competitor as any in the depth-laden distaff ranks.
The upset winner of the 2020 Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) is a secret no more as she has developed into one of the most successful runners of her generation during her 4-year-old campaign. With the retirement of her two-time champion stablemate Monomoy Girl in 2021, Shedaresthedevil has taken over the mantle as the top female runner in the barn of Eclipse Award-winning trainer Brad Cox by posting four wins from five starts this season including two Grade 1 triumphs.
When she made her seasonal bow in the Azeri Stakes (G2) at Oaklawn Park March 13, Shedaresthedevil went to the lead and never looked back en route to handing eventual divisional leader Letruska her only loss this year. She would follow that effort up with another gate-to-wire triumph in the La Troienne Stakes presented by Twinspires.com (G1) at Churchill Downs April 30 before suffering her only defeat on the season when third to Letruska in the June 5 Ogden Phipps Stakes (G1).
Shedaresthedevil showed she was right at home at the Breeders’ Cup host site when she won the Aug. 1 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (G1) at Del Mar by a widening 3 ¼ lengths. In her final tightener for the Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1), the bay filly took up her usual spot on the front end and held off a charge from Crystal Ball to annex the Sept. 18 Locust Grove Stakes (G3) at Churchill.
“She’s the total package,” Staton Flurry, who co-owns Shedaresthedevil along with Qatar Racing and Big Aut Farms, told TVG Insider News. “She’s a competitor on the track, whether it’s in the mornings breezing or in the afternoon racing. But anytime at the barn, she’s just such a cool horse to be around. She’s the kindest spirited horse I’ve ever been around.”
Shedaresthedevil has won nine of 16 career starts and has only been worse than third once in her career. She was purchased by Flurry Racing Stables for $280,000 out of the 2019 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.
- August 5, 2021
The path to the 2021 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Del Mar on Nov. 5-6 is a road with plenty of ups and downs as talented racehorses vie for a spot in one of 14 championship races and $31 million in purses and awards.