British Idiom, co-owned by Delaware attorney Stuart Grant and his wife Suzanne Takes Breeder’s Cup Crown

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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.

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DRF: 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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BloodHorse: British Idiom a Hidden Gem in BC Juvenile Fillies

Back in May when the New York Racing Association announced it would offer a series of maiden races at Saratoga Race Course for 2-year-olds that were restricted to those purchased as juveniles for $45,000 or less, few thought the series would have Breeders’ Cup implications.

But it proved to be the perfect springboard for British Idiom, who figures to be in the mix in the Nov. 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) at Santa Anita Park.

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Horse Racing Nation: 2-year-old pedigrees: British Idiom, Wicked Whisper speak up

The Breeders’ Cup’s “Future Stars Friday” picked up a number of young starlets across divisions over the weekend, including some who hinted at things to come on the way to the 2020 Kentucky Oaks. Let’s take a look at their bloodlines.

(Flashback – Rose, and Shine, by Mr. Sekiguchi)

In the Alcibiades (G1) over Keeneland’s main track, British Idiom tracked the pace in tight between horses in third early on before Javier Castellano eased her back to fourth on the outside. The Brad Cox trainee made her way to the front by the quarter pole and opened up to win by 6 1/2 lengths with the 1 1/16-mile final time in 1:45.80. A bargain $40,000 Fasig-Tipton October yearling, British Idiom is undefeated in both starts and has earned $281,250, plus an invitation to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies.

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America’s Best Racing: Road to 2019 Breeders’ Cup

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British Idiom. Photo: Eclipse Sportswire

The path to the 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park on Nov. 1-2 is a road with plenty of ups and downs as talented racehorses vie for a spot in one of 14 championship races.

This blog provides a capsule look at three horses who are heating up on the Road to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships and three horses whose Breeders’ Cup chances are not quite as strong as they were a week or two ago. In the new edition of Three Heating Up, Three Cooling Down for the 2019 Breeders’ Cup, we take a look at the previous week of races.

Read more at America’s Best Racing.