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Spain

Breeders’ Cup Champion
Jockey: 
V. Espinoza
Trainer: 
D. Lukas
Owner: 
The Thoroughbred Corporation (Ahmed bin Salman)
Breeder: 
The Thoroughbred Corporation

Despite her consistency in the upper echelon, Spain was overlooked in the 2000 Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Churchill Downs. At nearly 56-1, she sailed to victory for Prince Ahmed Salmen’s The Thoroughbred Corp., and trainer D. Wayne Lukas. A regular in Breeders’ Cup competition, she was a close fourth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies at Gulfstream Park in 1999 and as a four-year-old in 2001, she was the runner-up in the Distaff at Belmont Park as the second betting choice. Although she never earned an Eclipse Award championship, Spain left an indelible mark when she retired after her five-year-old season as North America’s all-time leading female money earner with $3.5 million in a 35-race career that included nine wins. Her class is reflected in many of her offspring who win at racing’s highest levels.

Replay

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  • 2000 Longines Distaff

Breeders’ Cup Record

Breeders’ Cup Races Won

2000 Distaff

Lifetime Stats

StartsWinsPlaceShowEarnings

Previous Races

DateRaceGRFinish
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Pedigree

Spain
Thunder Gulch
Gulch
Mr. Prospector
Jameela
Line of Thunder
Storm Bird
Shoot a Line (GB)
Drina
Regal and Royal
Vaguely Noble
Native Street
Wandering Lace
Private Account
Shujinsky

Career Highlights

May 12, 1997
Born.
November 4, 2000
Wins Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Churchill Downs.
July 2, 2002
Retires as all-time leading North American female earner with $3,540,542.
November 3, 2003
Sells for $5.3-million at Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
May 12, 1997
Born.

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