PRE-ENTRIES

Elate

  • Jockey
    TBD
  • Trainer
    William I. Mott
  • Owner
    Claiborne Farm; Adele Dilschneider
  • Breeder
    Claiborne Farm & Adele B. Dilschneider
  • Sire
    Medaglia d'Oro
  • Dam
    Cheery

Top older mare Elate is just one in a very long line of standout racehorses with a pithy, single-word name bred and campaigned by the legendary Claiborne Farm, often in partnership with Adele Dilschneider. (Think Blame – the only horse to ever beat the storied Zenyatta in the 2010 Breeders' Cup Classic.) Living up to her lofty heritage, the five-year-old Elate secured herself a spot in the starting gate for the Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1) at Santa Anita when she captured the June 15 Fleur de Lis Handicap (G2) at Churchill Downs as a part of the “Win & You're In” Breeders' Cup Challenge Series. The daughter of Medaglia d'Oro was fourth in the Distaff in 2017 as a 3-year-old, but missed the main event last fall when sidelined with a splint injury that put her on the shelf for several months. In fact, Elate had only two starts in 2018, one being a victory in the Delaware Handicap (G2) in July. She defended that title this summer, easily besting her rivals with a more than four-length win under regular pilot Jose Ortiz July 13. "I think she is getting back to her old form," Ortiz said. "Hopefully, she will come out of here well and continue to get better. "She loves a mile and a quarter," Ortiz continued. "I am a little disappointed that there are not more races at the distance. She is the best horse in the Filly and Mare division going a mile and a quarter, but I also think she can cut back to a mile and an eighth (distance of the Distaff) and make it work." Located in the heart of Kentucky horse country, Claiborne Farm has been one of the leading Thoroughbred breeding farms for more than 100 years. They have foaled or raised 23 eventual Hall of Fame horses, been the birthplace of 10 Kentucky Derby winners and Claiborne sires and their progeny have won 29 Breeders’ Cup races. Elate, an earner of more than $2 million, is the third generation of stakes winning fillies bred by Claiborne after purchasing her great-grandmother, Wild Applause, for $1,025,000.

Lifetime Stats

Earnings
$
Challenge Series Races Won
2019 Fleur de Lis
80
2019 Graded Stakes Points

Previous Races

Juddmonte Spinster S.
October 06, 2019
KEENELAND
Grade 1
Finish 2
Personal Ensign S. Presented by Lia Infiniti
August 24, 2019
SARATOGA
Grade 1
Finish 2
Delaware H.
July 13, 2019
DELAWARE PARK
Grade 2
Finish 1
Fleur de Lis H.
June 15, 2019
CHURCHILL DOWNS
Grade 2
Finish 1
Apple Blossom H.
April 14, 2019
OAKLAWN PARK
Grade 1
Finish 3
Azeri S.
March 16, 2019
OAKLAWN PARK
Grade 2
Finish 2
Personal Ensign S.
August 25, 2018
SARATOGA
Grade 1
Finish 2
Delaware H.
July 14, 2018
DELAWARE PARK
Grade 2
Finish 1
Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff
November 03, 2017
DEL MAR
Grade 1
Finish 4
Beldame S.
September 30, 2017
BELMONT PARK
Grade 1
Finish 1
Alabama S.
August 19, 2017
SARATOGA
Grade 1
Finish 1
Coaching Club American Oaks
July 23, 2017
SARATOGA
Grade 1
Finish 2
Light Hearted S.
June 15, 2017
DELAWARE PARK
Grade
Finish 1
May 05, 2017
CHURCHILL DOWNS
Grade
Finish 2
Central Bank Ashland S.
April 08, 2017
KEENELAND
Grade 1
Finish 8
Honeybee S.
March 11, 2017
OAKLAWN PARK
Grade 3
Finish 3
Suncoast S.
February 11, 2017
TAMPA BAY DOWNS
Grade
Finish 2
November 26, 2016
AQUEDUCT
Grade
Finish 1

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