Brown duo of Uni and Newspaperofrecord headline field of six for First Lady Presented by UK HealthCare

September 30, 2020

Keeneland’s Prestigious Fall Stars Weekend plus “Win and You’re In” for Breeders’ Cup

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Trainer Chad Brown is well represented in the First Lady, a “Win and You’re In” race for the $2 million Maker’s Mark Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf (G1) to be run Nov. 7. The First Lady will go as the afternoon’s eighth race with a 4:51 p.m. post time.

Robert LaPenta, Michael Dubb, Head of Plains Partners and Bethlehem Stables’ Uni (GB), the champion grass mare of 2019, will try to become the first repeat winner of the First Lady as she headlines a field of six.

Uni used the First Lady last year as a springboard to victory over the boys in the Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) at Santa Anita. She finished seventh as the favorite in her most start in the Fourstardave (G1) against males at Saratoga and prior to that was third in the Just a Game (G1) to stablemate and First Lady rival Newspaperofrecord (IRE).

Owned by Klaravich Stables, Newspaperofrecord will be making her Keeneland debut. Winner of the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) at Churchill Downs, Newspaperofrecord finished second in the Distaff Turf Mile (G2) on Sept. 5 at Churchill Downs.

Joel Rosario will ride Uni and break from post five. Tyler Gaffalione has the mount on Newspaperofrecord and break from post four.

Slam Dunk Racing and Medallion Racing’s Beau Recall (IRE) turned the tables on Newspaperofrecord in the Distaff Turf Mile after finishing second to her in the Just a Game. Trained by Brad Cox, Beau Recall will break from post position one and be ridden by Julien Leparoux.

The field for the First Lady Presented by UK HealthCare:

1. Beau Recall (IRE) (Leparoux)

2. Dalika (GER) (Luis Saez)

3. Daddy Is a Legend (James Graham)

4. Newspaperofrecord (IRE) (Gaffalione)

5. Uni (GB) (Rosario)

6. Crystal Lake (Joe Talamo)

All starters will carry 124 pounds.

Press Release

Photo: Uni wins the 2018 Noble Damsel. Credit: NYRA/Coglianese

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