Repole: ‘Special’ Nest To Continue Racing At Age 4 – Horse Racing News

Repole: ‘Special’ Nest To Continue Racing At Age 4 – Horse Racing News


Nest, ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr., dominates rivals in the G2 Beldame

Regardless of her result in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Keeneland at Nov. 5, plans call for likely champion 3-year-old filly Nest to return to the races next year at age four. Co-owner Mike Repole broke the news to the Daily Racing Form on Monday, just one day after the filly’s 9 3/4-length win in the Grade 2 Beldame Stakes.

“We’re not even going to put people on edge,” Repole told DRF. “She’s racing at 4. She’s so special. She’s a Curlin [progeny]. This is now three [straight] wow performances. She’s just getting better and better every start.”

Trained by Todd Pletcher, Nest has won five of her seven starts this year, including three Grade 1 races: the G1 Alabama (by 4 1/4 lengths), the G1 Coaching Club American Oaks (by 12 1/4 lengths), and the G1 Ashland (by 8 1/4 lengths). She also finished second in the G1 Kentucky Oaks and the G1 Belmont Stakes.

Overall, Nest’s record stands at seven wins from 10 starts for earnings of $1,873,050.

Read more at the Daily Racing Form.

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