2017/11/03 14:30

Forever Together

Hall of Fame trainer Jonathan Sheppard had accomplished just about everything a conditioner could on the grass during his lengthy career, but it wasn’t until Oct. 24 of 2008 that he could add the title Breeders’ Cup champion to his resume. Saddling a handsome gray 4-year-old for George Strawbridge’s Augustin Stable, Sheppard watched as jockey Julien Leparoux rallied Forever Together five-wide from off the pace to get home first up by three-quarters of a length over Sealy Hill in the mile and a quarter Filly & Mare Turf.

The daughter of Belong to Me, who had won her first of back-to-back Diana Handicaps at Saratoga before scoring in the First Lady at Keeneland in her final Cup prep, covered the distance in 2:01.58 and returned $11.80 for the score in the 10th running of the $2 million event at Santa Anita. Forever Together went on to win the Eclipse Award as North America’s top Turf Female. She tried for a repeat in the 2009 Filly & Mare Turf, but was only able to get third in the race.

Lifetime Stats

Breeders’ Cup Winner
2008 Emirates Airline Filly & Mare Turf

Previous Races

November 05, 2010Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare TurfCHURCHILL DOWNS16
October 02, 2010Flower Bowl Invitational S.BELMONT PARK16
September 06, 2010Glens Falls H.SARATOGA33
July 31, 2010Diana S.SARATOGA13
May 29, 2010Gamely S.HOLLYWOOD PARK12
April 10, 2010Jenny Wiley S.KEENELAND22
November 06, 2009Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare TurfOAK TREE AT SANTA ANITA13
October 10, 2009First Lady S.KEENELAND13
September 20, 2009Canadian S.WOODBINE22
August 01, 2009Diana S.SARATOGA11
June 06, 2009Just a Game S.BELMONT PARK12
April 11, 2009Jenny Wiley S.KEENELAND21
October 24, 2008Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare TurfOAK TREE AT SANTA ANITA11
October 03, 2008First Lady S.KEENELAND11
September 07, 2008Canadian S.WOODBINE23
July 26, 2008Diana S.SARATOGA11
June 07, 2008Just a Game S.BELMONT PARK13
May 17, 2008Reluctant Guest S.ARLINGTON 1
February 15, 2008 GULFSTREAM PARK 4
December 29, 2007Chaposa Springs H.CALDER RACE COURSE 5
November 24, 2007Connie Ann S.CALDER RACE COURSE 3
June 16, 2007Susan's Girl Breeders' Cup S.DELAWARE PARK 6
April 12, 2007Stonerside Beaumont S.KEENELAND22
March 10, 2007Forward Gal S.GULFSTREAM PARK21
February 12, 2007Ocala Breeders' Sale Sprint S.OCALA TRAINING CENTER 1
November 05, 2006 DELAWARE PARK 1