This Kentucky Oaks winner was being prepared for a tilt against males in a major race for 3-year-olds but had her chances thrown away by a foolish training decision. Sent out for a work over the full 12-furlong distance of the main event just two days before the race, she went in fast time, but doubt was expressed to her connections about the validity of the time. Apparently, that was taken as a challenge, for the very next day, the filly was sent out over the same 12-furlong distance. She went even faster by over a second but pulled up lame. Not only was she unable to run in the race she had been preparing for, in which she was conceded a decent chance, but she was unable to run again at 3 and never recovered her old form at 4. Who was she, and what was the race she had been targeting before being overworked?
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.