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Birdie Gold

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Birdie Gold

Birdie Gold is an anomaly. While North American-born Thoroughbreds are routinely exported to South America and vice versa, rarely is there a return trip. But, Birdie Gold will be back in her native land after earning an expense-paid spot in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf after capturing the “Win and You’re In” Clasico Pamplona June 25 in Peru.

Her itinerary is reminiscent of fellow Kentucky-bred Salama, who came home for the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Distaff after making a name for herself at the same Hippodromo De Montericco in Lima. Both bays were remarkably unremarkable when offered at Kentucky auctions and were purchased at budget prices.

Birdie Gold failed to reach her owners’ minimum at the 2015 Fasig-Tipton July yearling sale in Lexington, Kentucky and was listed as not sold on a final bid of $22,000. Her pedigree held a certain Peruvian appeal because her dam, Gold Revenue, has a son who is a winner in that country. Close relative Ginger Punch, winner of the Breeders’ Cup Distaff and an Eclipse Award champion in 2007, punctuates the catalog page. Ginger Punch and Gold Revenue have the same dam.

In addition to Birdie Gold receiving entry fees for the Filly & Mare Turf, Breeders' Cup provides a $40,000 travel allowance for all starters based outside of North America to compete in the World Championships.

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Earnings

BC Challenge Races Won

  • 2017 Gran Premio Pamplona

Previous Races

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