SERENGETI EMPRESS, 2020 Eclipse Award Finalist for Older Dirt Female and Female Sprinter
A 2019 Eclipse Award Finalist for 3-Year-Old Filly, SERENGETI EMPRESS was once again recognized for her tremendous performances on the racetrack in 2020 as a dual Eclipse Award Finalist – for Older Dirt Female and Female Sprinter. In her G1 Ballerina S. victory, SERENGETI EMPRESS set fractions of :21 3/5, :43 3/5, and 1:08 1/5, and ran a final time of 1:21 3/5 for the seven furlongs. She won Oaklawn Park’s 1 1/16-mile $350,000 Azeri S.-G2 by 6 1/4 lengths, the largest margin of victory in the history of the race. She also was runner-up in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint-G1, runner-up, beaten a nose, in the seven-furlong, $500,000 Derby City Distaff S.G1, and runner-up, beaten 1/2-length, in 1 1/16-mile $300,000 Houston Ladies Classic S.-G3 in her season debut, from seven starts. A winner of the Kentucky Oaks-G1 in 2019, SERENGETI EMPRESS was retired after the Breeders’ Cup. Lifetime record: 19-7-5-1, $2,175,653. O-Joel Politi. B-Tri Eques Bloodstock, LLC. T-Tom Amoss.