LOUSIVILLE – Klaravich Stables’ undefeated Newspaperofrecord took the lead at the start and was never threatened in registering a decisive victory in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) at Churchill Downs on the “Future Stars Friday” program.
A 3-5 favorite, Newspaperofrecord ($3.20) notched a 6 ¾-length victory under jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. over European shipper East, who closed fast in the stretch to take second by a neck over 71-1 shot Stellar Agent, who settled for third.
The victory was the third straight in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf for trainer Chad Brown, who recorded his 11th Breeders’ Cup win and is now all alone in fourth on the all-time wins list. Brown has won five of the 11 runnings of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.
“She showed her class today,” Brown said. “She’s up there with one of the best. She’s a remarkable talent.”
It was also the first Breeders’ Cup win for owner Seth Klarman of Klaravich Stables.
“It was my first Breeders’ Cup win, so it’s special,” Klarman said. “She’s the most spectacular horse (I’ve ever owned).”
Newspaperofrecord had previously won the Miss Grillo Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park and a maiden race at Saratoga by a combined 13 ¼ lengths.
Europeans came into the race with only two wins in 10 tries at the Breeders' Cup World Championships. Flotilla was victorious in 2012 and Chriselliam prevailed in 2013.
By Bob Ehalt