English Events Horse Happenings

Birdlover Overcomes Year Absence to Win $75,000 Wishing Well Stakes Gate to Wirte Under Trujillo

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 8, 2015)—Idle one day shy of a year, trainer Doug O’Neill’s Birdlover broke sharply from her outside post under Elvis Trujillo and registered an impressive gate to

wire win in Sunday’s $75,000 Wishing Well Stakes for older fillies and mares at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course.  A 5-year-old English-bred mare, Birdlover prevailed by a half length and got the distance in 1:13.22.