Trip is currently trained by Frank Brothers but that may change at some point as Brothers was recently hired as Lazy Lanes Farm's private trainer.Trip returned $16, $9.80, and $5. Precious Feather paid $27.80 and $6.20 and completed the $492 exacta. Spain paid $2.60. (Chart, Equibase)More, Lazy Lane Hires Brothers as Private Trainer; Claiborne Cuts Back on Racing
Claiborne Farm's homebred Trip earned her second career graded stakes win, upsetting the field to win the $200,000 Turfway Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. III) Saturday at Turfway Park. Under Craig Perret, the 4-year-old filly completed the 1 1/16 miles in 1:42.47 on a fast track in winning by three lengths.Asher led after the first quarter-mile before The Happy Hopper rushed up run the half-mile in :46.31, with Trip in fourth-place, 1 1/2 lengths ahead of Spain. After six furlongs run in 1:10.93, Trip was a head behind leader The Happy Hopper and then pulled clear to win by three lengths over 45-1 longshot Precious Feather. Spain finished another three-quarter lengths back, a half-length ahead of fourth-place Royal Fair. The Happy Hopper, March Magic, and Asher completed the order of finish.The win marks the fourth of the year for Trip (Lord At War -- Tour, by Forty Niner) and her eighth in 19 career starts. She earned $125,500 to push her career earnings to $670,598. Her other wins this year include the Fairway Fun Stakes and Chicago Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III).