British Idiom, co-owned by Delaware attorney Stuart Grant and his wife Suzanne, may be the best two-year-old filly in the world, after a stunning performance and first-place finish at last weekend’s prestigious Breeders Cup.
The horse is now three-for-three in thoroughbred events, winning her career debut at Saratoga in August followed by a first place finish at a Grade 1 race at the Alcibiades Stakes in Lexington last month, where she won by a comfortable 6 ½ lengths and sealed an automatic qualification in the Breeders Cup.
Her latest win at California’s legendary Santa Anita Park – her first on a dirt track and the final race of the thoroughbred season — makes the unbeaten horse the odds-on favorite to be named the Two-Year-Old Filly of 2019.
“There were horses from all over the country, in fact all over the world. This was super exciting,” said Stuart Grant. “Leading up to the race, I was really confident, although everyone else thought I was a little crazy. But I really thought that she fit really, really well [into this race].”
Earlier this year, Grant’s other prize filly, Monomoy Girl, earned an Eclipse Award as the Three-Year-Old Filly Champion of the Year after impressive wins at the Breeder’s Cup Distaff and the Kentucky Oaks in the same year.