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Stardom Bound

Stardom Bound

Breeders’ Cup Champion
Jockey: 
M. Smith
Trainer: 
C. Paasch
Owner: 
Charles Cono LLC
Breeder: 
Fletcher Gray

Charles Cono was 84 years old when he sent his first starter to the Breeders’ Cup, and Stardom Bound lived up to his billing as the $1.60-1 favorite by coming from off the pace five-wide into the stretch and then holding off Dream Express by 1 1/2 lengths in the 2008 Juvenile Fillies on Pro-Ride at Santa Anita Park. It was also the first Cup victory for trainer Christopher Paasch, and one of two wins on the opening day Cup card for jockey Mike Smith, who also won the Ladies’ Classic aboard Zenyatta.

The daughter of Tapit, who scored in the Oak Leaf at Santa Anita in her final Cup prep, went on to win the Eclipse Award for 2-Year-Old Filly. Paasch became ill following the Breeders’ Cup, and Cono put his stable star up for sale. She fetched $5.7 million from IEAH Stable and later ran for trainers Bobby Frankel and Richard Dutrow. There was talk of taking on males in the subsequent Triple Crown, but Stardom Bound never made it to any of those races. She was subsequently retired in 2010 for breeding purposes.

Replay

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  • 2008 14 Hands Winery Juvenile Fillies

Breeders’ Cup Record

Breeders’ Cup Races Won

2008 Bessemer Trust Juvenile Fillies

Lifetime Stats

StartsWinsPlaceShowEarnings

Previous Races

DateRaceGRFinish
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Pedigree

Stardom Bound
Tapit
Pulpit
A. P. Indy
Preach
Tap Your Heels
Unbridled
Ruby Slippers
My White Corvette
Tarr Road
Grey Dawn II
Pure Reason
Wind Chime
Marfa
Belles Native

Career Highlights

April 9, 2006
Born in Kentucky.
September 27, 2008
Won Oak Leaf Stakes at Santa Anita.
October 24, 2008
Won Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies at Santa Anita.
2006
2007
2008
2009
April 9, 2006
Born in Kentucky.

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