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Very Subtle

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.

Lifetime Stats

Earnings
$
Breeders’ Cup Winner
1987 Sprint

Previous Races

DateRaceTrackGradeFinish
February 20, 1989General George S.LAUREL PARK 9
February 12, 1989Barbara Fritchie H.LAUREL PARK32
January 16, 1989Santa Monica H.SANTA ANITA PARK24
January 02, 1989Las Flores H.SANTA ANITA PARK31
DateRaceTrackGradeFinish
December 03, 1988National Sprint Championship S.HOLLYWOOD PARK33
November 05, 1988Breeders' Cup SprintCHURCHILL DOWNS14
September 22, 1988Majorette H.LOUISIANA DOWNS 2
May 07, 1988Triple Bend H.HOLLYWOOD PARK37
March 30, 1988Potrero Grande H.SANTA ANITA PARK32
February 21, 1988Santa Margarita Invitational H.SANTA ANITA PARK14
February 06, 1988La Canada S.SANTA ANITA PARK13
January 23, 1988El Encino S.SANTA ANITA PARK32
January 02, 1988La Brea S.SANTA ANITA PARK31
DateRaceTrackGradeFinish
November 21, 1987Breeders' Cup SprintHOLLYWOOD PARK11
August 31, 1987Chicago Budweiser Breeders' Cup H.ARLINGTON 2
August 06, 1987Test S.SARATOGA21
July 12, 1987Hollywood OaksHOLLYWOOD PARK14
June 20, 1987Princess S.HOLLYWOOD PARK23
June 06, 1987Railbird S.HOLLYWOOD PARK31
May 01, 1987Kentucky OaksCHURCHILL DOWNS16
April 11, 1987Fantasy S.OAKLAWN PARK11
March 15, 1987Santa Anita OaksSANTA ANITA PARK13
February 21, 1987Las Virgenes S.SANTA ANITA PARK22
January 31, 1987Santa Ynez S.SANTA ANITA PARK31
January 07, 1987Pasadena S.SANTA ANITA PARK 1
DateRaceTrackGradeFinish
November 30, 1986Hollywood Starlet S.HOLLYWOOD PARK11
October 30, 1986Sporting Lass S.SANTA ANITA PARK 1
October 18, 1986 SANTA ANITA PARK 1
October 05, 1986 SANTA ANITA PARK 1