Breeders’ Cup winners Storm the Court and British Idiom were bargain buys

British Idiom surely locked up the Eclipse Award as the nation’s outstanding 2-year-old filly as she remained unbeaten in three starts by winning the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, her second Grade 1 victory. The Flashback filly, who is trained by Brad Cox for Michael Dubb, Stuart Grant’s The Elkstone Group, Madaket Stables, and Bethlehem Stables, was bred in Kentucky by Hargus and Sandra Sexton and Silver Fern Farm. Out of the multiple-stakes-winning Mr. Sekiguchi mare Rose and Shine, British Idiom was selected for $40,000 from the Warrendale Sales consignment by bloodstock agent Liz Crow.

“Liz has been buying horses for us for the last bunch of years,” Grant said. “We’re pretty tight with our budget, generally, when we’re buying horses, and Liz has been able to do just a tremendous job with not unlimited funds. And to be able to buy this filly today after Monomoy Girl not that long ago is just tremendous. And she’s just extremely talented, and we’re happy she’s on our team.”

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November 4, 2019