No, not that Gossip Girl. While GG is on summer hiatus from TV, it has become clear that females have taken over as the stars in thoroughbred racing.
The latest filly to strut her stuff is Gozzip Girl, a 3-year-old who overwhelmed a 14-horse international field in the Grade I $700,000 American Oaks on Sunday at Hollywood Park.
Gozzip Girl, ridden by Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux, shifted gears in the stretch and unleashed an explosive finishing kick for a decisive 3 1/4 -length victory over Well Monied, completing the 1 1/4 miles on the turf in 2:00.22.
The victory was the first in a Grade I race for Gozzip Girl, a Kentucky-bred daughter of Dynaformer.
She won the Grade II Sands Point at Belmont on the turf in her last start and has won on dirt and synthetic surfaces in scoring her fifth victory in eight lifetime starts.
Gozzip Girl joins the 3-year-old filly Rachel Alexandra and the 5-year-old unbeaten mare Zenyatta as part of a trio of exceptional females in training. A fourth outstanding filly, Life Is Sweet, figures to be the favorite in Saturday’s Grade I $700,000 Hollywood Gold Cup at 1 1/4 miles on the Cushion Track.
Be sure to keep your eye on all these girls. xoxo