Unrivaled Belle draw post 8 for Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
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Unrivaled Belle will run in Friday's featured Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic (G1), which will be run for the first time under the lights. Post time for the Nov. 6 race at nine furlongs is 7:30 pm ET. This is the fifth consecutive year for Unbridled's Song to have a representative in the Breeders' Cup. From 12 Breeders' Cup starters include 2008 Juvenile winner and eventual 2-year-old champ Midshipman and 2001 Distaff winner Unbridled Elaine.

The daughter of Taylor Made stallion Unbridled's Song drew post 8 of 11 entrants. The field is arguably the deepest of any of the 14 Breeders' Cup races, with all but one of the distaffers in the field a graded stakes winner.

Unrivaled Belle has had a very good year, going 2-3-0 in six starts, with a win over 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra in the Grade 2 La Troienne at Churchill Downs on Apr. 30 and the Grade 3 Rampart H. at Gulfstream Park on Mar. 20. She was also second in the Beldame S., and Ogden Phipps and Ruffian Handicaps, all Grade 1 events.

Over her career, the gray or roan 4-year-old filly is an excellent 5-5-0 in 11 lifetime starts. Peter Vegso and Gary Seidler purchased Unrivaled Belle at the 2007 Keeneland September yearling sale for $260,000. She is out of Queenie Belle, winner of the Grade 2 Lady's Secret Handicap.

Unbridled's Song is enjoying a typically strong year. The 17-year-old stallion currently ranks in the top 20 on the 2010 General sire list with progeny earnings of $5.16 million. Unrivaled Belle is the leading earner on the year for her sire.