Sagamore Racing’s royal filly displays strong performance against Europe’s top competitors
Glyndon, Md. – In what has become a historical year for Sagamore Racing, Allen Rosenblum and The Club Racing, LLC, Miss Temple City made an impressive showing finishing 4th in the Group 2 Duke of Cambridge Stakes at Royal Ascot in Berkshire, England. In her inspiring 2015 visit to Royal Ascot, Miss Temple City finished 4th in the Group 1 Coronation Stakes – a mere two lengths behind the winner.
Trained by Fair Hill, Maryland-based Graham Motion and ridden by jockey Ryan Moore, who last year broke a Royal Ascot record in riding nine winners at the 2015 meeting, Miss Temple City built upon her growing reputation amidst the competitive field of Europe’s top fillies. The dark bay filly by Temple City, out of Glittering Tax, by Artax was the 9-1 choice coming out of the No. 1 post in the one mile turf contest.
“We were pleased with her effort and she came out of the race well,” said Motion. “Usherette ran a great race. Ryan said with the soft ground, it probably kept Miss Temple City from finishing second or third.”
Coming out of the gates, Miss Temple City battled amongst the pack, keeping the Irish-bred favorite and eventual winner, Usherette, within reach. Heading into the final quarter mile stretch, Moore guided Miss Temple City to make her final push, but was unable to separate from the group. Today’s contest marks Miss Temple City’s first race since becoming the first filly to ever win the Grade 1 Maker’s 46 Mile at Keeneland Racecourse on April 15, 2016. She posts an 11-4-3-2 career record.