The Year’s Best Races, #10: New Star Newspaperofrecord Emerges in Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies TurfRacing
After going 37 years without a Triple Crown, horse racing celebrated its second Triple Crown winner in just the last four years as Justify joined the ranks of 2015 champion American Pharoah when he captured the 2018 Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes. Not only was 2018 the year of Justify, it’ll also be remembered for dozens of heart-stopping races, thrilling battles and long-shot winners for the ages. We’re looking back on the year by counting down the top 15 races, one race a day, until the calendar turns to 2019.
*Note that our list of best races for 2018 only includes races run in North America.
To view the other top 15 races, click here and scroll down.
#10: New Star Newspaperofrecord Emerges in Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf
If racing fans want something to be excited about heading into 2019, look no further than Newspaperofrecord. Not only was the Irish-bred filly undefeated in her three starts in 2018, her competition couldn’t even finish within six lengths of her in any of those races. The most impressive of her three performances had to be in the World Championships when the best 2-year-old turf fillies in the world chased her in despair as Newspaperofrecord cruised to victory in the Juvenile Fillies Turf, evoking thoughts of other recent turf filly greats who’ve emerged in the race including Lady Eli and Stephanie’s Kitten.