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distaff

the female line in the pedigree of an animal.
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Distaff Ventures owns two mares, Listed-placed Cosavita, who is in foal to Black Sam Bellamy, and Rhetorique, in foal to Sulamani.
Bayakoa raced past her stricken rival to complete back-to-back Distaff wins.
If confirmed, an RPR of 128 will put her 1lb ahead of US wonder-filly Rachel Alexandra (127) in the 2009 distaff standings.
Cambiocorsa goes into the Distaff with an 8-for-8 record in Santa Anita 's 6(bul)-furlong turf races.
She returned to win the Sunshine Millions Distaff in January, and has since added three more notable scores - the Grade 2 Louisville Stakes at Churchill Downs and the Grade 1 Ogden Phipps Handicap at Belmont Park having preceded her victory at the weekend.
Bobby Frankel's mare won the Eclipse Award for champion older female last year, but she looks even better this time round and leads the American distaff division by 3lb on RPRs from Kentucky Oaks heroine Proud Spell (120).
race was a third to Silver Cup in Santa Anita's Buena Vista, won the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile for jockey Patrick Valenzuela and trainer Bobby Frankel.
DISTAFF DISCOURSE: "They want you to take off your clothes all the time (for roles) when you're younger," actress Jessica Alba told women trying to break into film and television on Tuesday.
COURAGEOUS Breeders' Cup Distaff winner Ginger Punch heads the cast list for the richly endowed Sunshine Millions series, an eight-race package split between the so-called sunshine states of Florida and California, writes Nicholas Godfrey.
Ginger Punch had looked best of her division early on when taking the Go For Wand and Ruffian Handicaps, both Grade 1s, but then she was beaten in the Grade 1 Beldame Stakes in her last start prior to the Breeders' Cup Distaff, before making amends at Monmouth Park.
Not in the same league, to be sure, but nonetheless up to their tasks were bass-baritone Albert Dohmen, whose molasses-like voice vividly captured the hobbled Amfortas' pain, and soprano Linda Watson, in the difficult role of Kundry, the tortured character who serves variously as a symbol of distaff atonement and temptation.