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Jockey Pat Valenzuela faced a difficult choice soon after the gate opened for the 1992 Juvenile Fillies. His mount, Eliza, bolted out of the gate and battled her rider, who was trying his best to get her to relax. Midway down the backstretch, Valenzuela decided not to fight her any more. She surged to the lead, and held it safe the rest of the way, setting a record for the fastest Juvenile Fillies ever run. Her performance, along with earlier victories in the Alcibiades Stakes and the Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes, earned her the Eclipse Award for outstanding two year old filly.

At age 30, trainer Alex Hassinger, Jr. won his first Breeders' Cup race just a few months after getting his trainer's license. Hassinger is the nephew of John Gaines, a driving force behind the establishment of the Breeders' Cup.

Lifetime Stats

Breeders’ Cup Winner
1992 Juvenile Fillies

Previous Races

December 28, 1994Market Basket S.SANTA ANITA PARK 4
October 10, 1994Lady's Secret H.SANTA ANITA PARK 5
September 03, 1994June Darling H.DEL MAR 3
June 19, 1993Princess S.HOLLYWOOD PARK24
April 30, 1993Kentucky OaksCHURCHILL DOWNS12
April 03, 1993Santa Anita DerbySANTA ANITA PARK13
March 07, 1993Santa Anita OaksSANTA ANITA PARK11
October 31, 1992Breeders' Cup Juvenile FilliesGULFSTREAM PARK11
October 17, 1992Alcibiades S.KEENELAND21
September 19, 1992Arlington-Washington Lassie S.ARLINGTON21
August 19, 1992Sorrento S.DEL MAR32
August 09, 1992 DEL MAR 1