2003 Eclipse 3YO Female of the Year: Bird Town
Updated: Monday, January 26, 2004 10:32 PM
Posted: Monday, January 26, 2004 9:30 PM
Photo: NYRA/Adam Coglianese
Bird Town, flew to victory in the Acorn.
The crowning achievement of Bird Town's 3-year-old campaign began with a dose of bad luck. When the gates sprang open for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) on May 2, the Marylou Whitney homebred stumbled, and the confirmed front-running filly was 11th in the field of 12. The slower-than-usual start, however, helped turn her into a lioness in front of a national audience in deep stretch as the daughter of Cape Town ran to victory in an unforgettably powerful performance.Read About Bird Town's 2003 Season; Includes Past Performances, Eclipse Voting
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