Songbird after her Distaff loss to Beholder

Songbird after her Distaff loss to Beholder

Rick Samuels

Songbird to WinStar for Freshening

Champion filly will return to trainer Jerry Hollendorfer for 4-year-old campaign.

Fox Hill Farm's champion Songbird will get a freshening at WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky., before returning to Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer for her 4-year-old campaign.

Hollendorfer said Nov. 6 that the 3-year-old Medaglia d'Oro  filly, who finished second to champion Beholder Nov. 4 in a Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) for the ages, will take about a month or month and a half off before shipping back to his Southern California base.

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Previously undefeated Songbird followed a similar routine at the end of her championship 2-year-old campaign. She has 11 wins from 12 starts, for earnings of $3,712,000.