Description: Wavell Avenue (ON) DK B/, F, foaled March 9, 2011 (Harlington - Lucas Street, by Silver Deputy) steps up and wins her first stakes in the 7 furlong $1 million Breeders' Cup World Championships Filly & Mare Sprint at Keeneland October 31, 2015. Jockey Joel Rosario and Wavell Avenue broke alertly and settled into stride racing 10th out of the chute and up the back stretch. La Verdad went out to set the pace with Taris and Stonetastic keeping the pressure on up the back stretch. Wavell Avenue advanced steadily between horses, found a ground saving trip along the around the far turn and angled outside at the top of the stretch. La Verdad held the lead around the turn, as they straightened for home Stonetastic matched strides with La Verdad but gave way late as Taris keep on at the rail. However, it was Wavell Avenue traveling best of all on the outside to catch La Verdad in deep stretch and quickly drew off to win by 1 3/4 lengths. La Verdad held second a neck in front of Taris in 3rd. Wavell Avenue is 6-1-2 from 13 starts and she has earned $853,725. She was bred by Eugene Melynk and races for Dubb, Simon, Head of Plains Partners & Bethlehem Stables. Wavell Avenue is being trained by Chad Brown. Drawing by Daily Racing Funnies ®.
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