Lynwood Stable has been breaking and training some of America’s finest racehorses for over 30 years including recent eclipse winners Songbird and Honor Code.
Once in a great while the exceptional horse comes along.
Fans of Thoroughbred racing should thank their lucky stars to have witnessed such a horse in 2016 in the form of 3-year-old filly Songbird. Fox Hill Farms’ unbeaten 2-year-old of 2015 carried through her sophomore campaign in much the same way, with seven consecutive victories, earning her the unanimous Eclipse Award as champion 3-year-old filly. Not until her final outing of the year did she feel the sting of defeat.
Bill Recio, Team Valor’s trusted trainer in Ocala for older horses and Southern Hemisphere imports, enjoyed a banner 2015 when two of his graduates, Honor Code and Songbird, earned Eclipse Awards. This year has hardly been a letdown as Songbird kept right on winning and Mexikoma began to realize his potential for Team Valor.
In a race her connections believe sets up perfectly for the Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff (gr. I), Songbird was once again simply untouchable.