Shug McGaughey and Randy Romero Relive Personal Ensign's Distaff on the TDN Podcast


1988 Breeders' Cup Distaff | Horsephotos


It its 34-year history and over hundreds of races, the Breeders' Cup has provided many a thrill and many a great race. But virtually everyone agrees that one race stands alone: that the 1988 Distaff, won by Personal Ensign, was the greatest Breeders' Cup race ever run.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of that race and on this week's Thoroughbred Daily News podcast, brought to you by Taylor Made, we'll look back at this great race with trainer Shug McGaughey and jockey Randy Romero.

Recalls McGaughey of the race, “When you see something like that…she ran down the Derby winner and the Oaks winner to win. I don't know if you ever know they have that much determination, particularly because in her other races she was kind of winning easily. It's hard to measure that kind of heart until they've showed it to you, but she certainly showed it that day.”

Click here to listen to the podcast, but first, relive the race by watching it below.

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