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Distorted Humor Adds US Gr3

Tuesday, 11th March 2008

Former Grand Lodge Thoroughbreds shuttler Distorted Humor (Forty Niner-Danzig's Beauty, by Danzig) added a US group success when Gr1-winning 5YO mare Hystericalady (Distorted Humor-Sacramentada, by Northair) scored a 3.5-lengths victory in the US$171,000 Gr3 Azeri Stakes (8.5 furlongs) for mares 4YO & up at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas. Favourite Hystericalady (ridden by Robby Albarado for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer) defeated Brownie Points (Forest Wildcat-Stylish Society, by Forty Niner) & front-running Clever Strike (Smart Strike-Short Time, by Clever Trick). During 2007 Kentucky-bred Hysterical Lady (a US$125,000 yearling at the 2004 Keeneland September sale whose dam Sacramentada was champion Chilean older mare) won both the Gr1 Humana Distaff (7 furlongs) at Churchill Downs & Gr2 Molly Pitcher Breeders' Cup Handicap (8.5 furlongs) at Monmouth Park, as well as placing in the Gr1 Breeders' Cup Distaff (9 furlongs) at Monmouth Park, Gr1 Lady's Secret Breeders' Cup Handicap (8.5 furlongs) at Santa Anita, Gr1 Vanity Handicap (9 furlongs) at Hollywood Park & Gr2 Miladay Breeders' Cup Handicap at Hollywood Park. Her other victories include both the 2006 Gr2 Hollywood Breeders' Cup Oaks (8.5 furlongs) at Hollywood Park & 2005 Juan Gonzalez Memorial Stakes at Pleasanton. Overall Hystericalady now has 8 wins from 17 starts for US$1,278,503 earnings.

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