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Laughing Lashes Gains Third in Irish Classic
After breaking from post 14 and rating in the middle of the field, Laughing Lashes stormed down the stretch at the Curragh for a strong third-place showing in the Irish One Thousand Guineas (G1) on May 22.
The gray filly by Mr. Greeley out of Adventure, by Unbridled’s Song, proved yet again she is among the very best of her gender and generation in Europe, finishing just 1 ¾ lengths behind 2010 European champion Misty For Me. Together, who was second in the English One Thousand Guineas (G1), also finished second in the Irish classic.
Last year, Laughing Lashes defeated both Misty For Me and Together in the Keeneland Debutante Stakes (G2) at the Curragh and came back to finish second, a length behind Misty For Me while Together was unplaced, in the Moyglare Stud Stakes (G1).
Bred by Runnymede in partnership with Robert P. Levy, Laughing Lashes was sold for $100,000 at the 2009 Keeneland September yearling sale to agent Ben McElroy. Betty Moran acquired the filly after her juvenile campaign but has kept her with trainer Jessica Harrington.
Laughing Lashes is the second foal out of multiple winner Adventure, a half sister to Group 1 winner Palace Episode who is from the immediate family of Runnymede foundation mare Kazadancoa.
Adventure, who is the lovely mare pictured on the home page of Runnymede's website along with her 2009 filly by First Samurai, produced a colt by champion Dalakhani in February and has been bred back to phenomenal European champion Sea The Stars.