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Very Subtle

Very Subtle

Breeders’ Cup Champion
Jockey: 
P. Valenzuela
Trainer: 
M. Stute
Owner: 
Ben Rochelle
Breeder: 
J. Howard King

In becoming the first filly to win the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, Very Subtle outsprinted favored Groovy from the gate and never trailed in scoring a four-length victory in the 1987 renewal at Hollywood Park. Very Subtle’s victory gave jockey Patrick Valenzuela his second Breeders’ Cup win and the second Championships victory in two years for trainer Mel Stute.

Very Subtle won the first six starts in a career that began Oct. 5, 1986 at Santa Anita. A winner at four tracks in her career, Very Subtle won eight graded stakes that also included Grade 1 victories in the Hollywood Starlet and Fantasy plus a triumph in the Grade 2 Test at Saratoga. In her bid to repeat in the Sprint in 1988, Very Subtle finished fourth at Churchill Downs.

Replay

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  • 1987 TwinSpires Sprint

Breeders’ Cup Record

Breeders’ Cup Races Won

1987 Sprint

Lifetime Stats

StartsWinsPlaceShowEarnings

Previous Races

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Pedigree

Very Subtle
Hoist the Silver
Hoist the Flag
Tom Rolfe
Wavy Navy
Silver Service
Prince John
En Casserole
Never Scheme
Never Bend
Nasrullah
Lalun
Sweetly Scheming
Creme dela Creme
Double Agent

Career Highlights

March 18, 1984
Born.
October 5, 1986
Wins her first start at Santa Anita.
November 21, 1987
Becomes first filly to win Breeders’ Cup Sprint.
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
March 18, 1984
Born.

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