Goldikova wins Breeders Cup Mile
Filly Goldikova triumphed in the two million-dollar Breeders' Cup Mile on Saturday to give French trainer Freddie Head a unique Breeders' Cup double.
The sparkling bay filly burst through late on the inside to take the title from her male rivals.
Despite his disappointment, [the second-place horse's trainer Rick Dutrow] gave Goldikova her due.
"We tip our hat to the filly. She's a freak," he said.
It's a nice treat when a filly smokes the boys. I remember watching the Kentucky Derby in 1980 when filly Genuine Risk whipped the colts and won the coveted roses.
Wanna know something else? I didn't have to Google that... I really do remember it. I know, filly Winning Colors also won the Derby a few years later, but by then I was in college and not quite as horse-crazy as I had been as a starry-eyed seventh-grader.