Modern American trainers are often reluctant to send a filly or mare out against males when there is easier money to be made in sex-restricted races, but that was not the case in earlier years. One noted 20th-century Amazon made no less than 54 starts against males. While she won but 13 of these encounters, she was almost always a factor against a deep and talented group of handicap males. Who was she?
I'm Avalyn Hunter, an author, pedigree researcher and longtime racing fan with a particular interest in Thoroughbred mares and their contributions to the history of the breed.