Maryfield Wins Breeders' First Filly and Mare Sprint

Closers trump favorites on rainy racetrack
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 27, 2007 5:41 AM CDT
Maryfield (4), ridden by jockey Elvis Trujillo, crosses the finish line to win the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint horse race at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, NJ, on Friday, Oct. 26, 2007. Miraculous...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Jockey Elivs Trujillo pushed Maryfield to a half-length win in the rain-drenched Breeder's Cup Mare and Filly Sprint yesterday, ESPN reports. Miraculous Miss came in second, with Miss Macy Sue close behind as favorites La Traviata and Dream Rush outpaced each other early only to be overtaken on the home stretch.

Maryfield, who has won four of five races in wet conditions, paid $18 to win. She finished in 1:09.80 after closing in on the early leaders, who posted times of 21.20 seconds for the quarter mile and 44 after the half. Miraculous Miss paid $37.40 to place, and Miss Macy Sue $4.60 to show.