TOP FILLY DIES

28 Sep 2021 10:20


 

Santa Barbara, who scored a pair of Grade 1 victories in the U.S. this summer, has died due to complications from a pelvic fracture.Santa Barbara, a 3-year-old daughter of Camelot, was trained by Aidan O’Brien,”Santa Barbara fractured her pelvis and unfortunately, the fracture displaced overnight,” O’Brien said. “It’s obviously a real shame for everyone. She was a very talented filly.”Santa Barbara won her debut last year in Ireland in her only start as a juvenile. She made three Group 1 starts in Europe this spring, with her best finish coming when beaten a neck in the Group 1 Pretty Polly at the Curragh.
She concluded her career with her two successful trips to the U.S. She first won the Grade 1 Belmont Oaks against her fellow 3-year-olds on July 10, defeating Con Lima by a half length. She then defeated older mares in the Grade 1 Beverly D. on Aug. 14 at Arlington, leading home Mean Mary by three lengths.
Santa Barbara was a half-sister to last year’s Breeders’ Cup Mile winner Order of Australia, and to 2019 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf winner Iridessa



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