Juvenile Fillies Division
OwnerPhoenix Thoroughbred III LTD
BreederCarolyn R. Vogel
Crazy Beautiful has shown remarkable versatility and determination for her young age. In her career debut, she came from off the pace and romped to victory on the Ellis Park turf course July 5. Switched to dirt at Ellis Park a month later, Crazy Beautiful used the same strategy to capture the Runhappy Debutante Stakes despite bumping a rival and weaving in the stretch.
Trainer Kenny McPeek said Crazy Beautiful had always shown promise even before she raced. He promoted her to the graded stakes ranks for her third start where she was the betting favorite in the Pocahontas (G3) at Churchill Downs Sept. 3. Last in the early going, her customary late rally was not good enough to run down front-running Girl Daddy so she settled for the bridesmaid role. Her connections remained confident and tried her next in Keeneland’s Darley Alcibiades Stakes (G1) Oct. 2. Again, Crazy Beautiful was favored and again she was the runner-up to the pacesetter in her final prep before the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1).
This time the winner was her own stablemate Simply Ravishing, also trained by McPeek.
“They are both really special fillies,” he said. “I kind of hated to run them against each other, but it is a race we are obviously fond of and we felt like we had a heck of a chance with both of them in there.”
Crazy Beautiful is a daughter of 2015 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) winner Liam’s Map. She was purchased by McPeek as agent at the 2019 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October yearling sale for $250,000.
One day after the Alcibiades, McPeek saddled the filly Swiss Skydiver for a spectacular victory in the Preakness Stakes (G1) Oct. 3. McPeek has won more than 1,700 races but never a Breeders’ Cup event. Among his 31 previous starters are Juvenile Fillies runners-up Beautician (2009), Dream Empress (2008) and Restless Rider (2018) and third-place finishers Dothraki Queen (2015), Rosalind (2013) and She’s a Devil Due (2000).