Legend Emma full of heart in Gulfstream Park maiden win

Posted to: Legend Emma (IRE) Saturday, March 31, 2018
Legend Emma's (IRE) heart-pounding maiden win by a nose on the Gulfstream Park turf course on March 31 ranked as one of the most thrilling wins this year.

The 3-year-old Zayat Stables' filly led most of the way in the 1 1/16-mile event, only to be passed in mid-stretch by Special Trip, who looked to have all the momentum in the final furlong. But Legend Emma found more, and after switching leads in the final sixteenth, put her nose in front when it mattered most.

Legend Emma was second in her debut on Feb. 25 over the same course. The Todd Pletcher trainee picked up $42,000 for the win.

Legend Emma is the third winner out of Starry Messenger (GB), who is a half-sister to $1.1 million earner and eight-time graded stakes winner Tuscan Evening (IRE).