Just about a year ago, Sagamore Farm was wrestling with the unexpected loss of its star three-year-old filly. In a freak training accident at the farm, Millionreasonswhy, the winner of the 2011 Matron (gr. II), crashed through a rail and died of internal injuries. From six starts, she had won three times and never finished off the board.
“You can’t help thinking about it,” said Sagamore’s general manager Tom Mullikin. “But you can’t get bogged down in the past. It’s one of those inexplicable things.”
On the one-year anniversary of that promising filly’s death, another promising three-year-old Sagamore filly, this one homebred, posted a five-furlong workout at Laurel Park. Tell a Great Story got her first stakes win on June 15 in the Go for Wand at Delaware Park, dramatically getting up in the final step of the race to eke out a nose win.
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