2003 Eclipse Grass Female of the Year: Islington

2003 Eclipse Grass Female of the Year: Islington
Photo: Mike Corrado
Islington won the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf en route to an Eclipse Award.
After dominating the 3-year-old female division in Europe in 2002, and challenging the best that continent had to offer in 2003 -- both male and female -- Islington (IRE) shipped to the United States for a return engagement in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) where she registered a neck victory over fellow Irish-bred L'Ancresse. That one win, along with topping the final poll of the Filly & Mare Turf World Thoroughbred Rankings at 120 pounds, was enough to secure the daughter of Sadler's Wells an Eclipse Award as the top turf female of 2003.

Read About Islington's 2003 Season; Includes Past Performances, Eclipse Voting (PDF, Requires Acrobat Reader)

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