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True Blue Nation Live Longshot in Spinaway (G1) / Saturday, August 31, 2013

True Blue Nation, WPT’s 2-year-old filly by Bluegrass Cat tries stakes competition for the second time in Sunday’s $300,000 Spinaway Stakes (G1) at Saratoga.  

 

Purchased last summer at the Fasig-Tipton July Sale by West Point Thoroughbreds and St. Elias, True Blue Nation broke her maiden by a very comfortable five lengths in her June 21 debut at Belmont Park while dispatched as the longest shot on the board.

True Blue Nation, WPT’s 2-year-old filly by Bluegrass Cat tries stakes competition for the second time in Sunday’s $300,000 Spinaway Stakes (G1) at Saratoga.  

 

Purchased last summer at the Fasig-Tipton July Sale by West Point Thoroughbreds and St. Elias, True Blue Nation broke her maiden by a very comfortable five lengths in her June 21 debut at Belmont Park while dispatched as the longest shot on the board.

 

 

Because she broke her maiden at the Belmont spring/summer meet, this filly is eligible for a

$100,000 bonus if she wins a graded stake at a NYRA track in 2013.

 

True Blue Nation lost virtually all chance in the July 19 Schyulervile when she bottomed out when the gates opened. “She definitely tweaked herself behind in the Schulyerville,” said Terry Finley. “She wasn’t 100% after the race but has really blossomed the past couple weeks. She’s going to be a longshot, but she’s not without a chance. We know she’s got to improve quite a bit, but Tom (Albertrani) really likes how she’s training and we’re putting a line through her last race.”  

 

The seven-furlong Spinaway is race 10 on Sunday with post time of 5:45 ET. True Blue Nation breaks from post 8 in the 9 horse field under Junior Alvarado.

 

P.S. In case you were wondering how this filly got her her name, here’s the story. We have two University of Kentucky graduates on our team and thought the name True Blue Nation was a cool play off “Big Blue Nation,” or the fan base for the school’s athletic programs. Later did we come to realize that the “True Blue Nation” is actually the official Orlando Magic fan community. Oh ,the things you learn when having fun.

 

True Blue Nation as a yearling:

 

 



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