Breeders Cup Next For Lady Aurelia

Brilliant US filly Lady Aurelia, just nipped on the wire in the G1 Nunthorpe Stakes at York in the UK last week, is returning to Keeneland to be aimed at a start in the Breeders Cup Turf Sprint at Del Mar in November.
Lady Aurelia has made two trans-Atlantic crossings this year.
She won the G1 King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot in June before missing by just a nose to Marsha at York last Friday.
“She thinks she won,” said trainer Wesley Ward of her Nunthorpe loss.
“The filly that won she ran a valiant race to run us down.
“She was very courageous to come and get what I believe is the fastest horse in the world.”
Lady Aurelia began her 2017 campaign with a win at Keeneland in April before her back-to-back English efforts.
“We will look forward to the Breeders Cup, then we’ll put her away,” Ward said.
Plans are for Lady Aurelia to remain in training next season.
Her owners Barbara Banke and Peter Leidel have committed to running her next year and possibly in 2019.
“It’s good for racing to have a filly of this quality to keep going. Hopefully, she can maintain her form to where she runs such great races.” Ward said.

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