Trainer Brad Cox knew early on that Covfefe had that special something that is easy to recognize, but difficult to describe. She received rave reviews during her early schooling and Cox saw that potential when she arrived at his barn.
She fulfilled that promise by sailing to victory in her career debut as a two-year-old and Cox soon marked the Longines Test (G1) a year later as her target. She delivered with a hard-fought triumph in that Saratoga race August 3. It was her third win from four starts so far this year.
"This has been the goal with her for a long time, since the start of the year, to get her to this point. Mission accomplished," Cox said the next day.
By the end of the month, Covfefe was back at Cox’s Churchill Downs base, which is part of several divisions that perennially make Cox one of the nation’s leading trainers. The talented filly is among several top level runners in the Cox stable that also includes defending Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) winner and champion Monomoy Girl.
Cleverly named for a confusing tweet sent by President Trump, Covfefe, whose father is Into Mischief and mother is Antics, campaigns for LNJ Foxwoods of Nanci and Larry Roth and their daughter Jamie. Jamie became interested in Thoroughbred racing as fan of 2016 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra. The family then began buying high-end prospects to build their racing stable.
Covfefe was purchased for $250,000 at the 2017 Keeneland September yearling sale.