Letruska Departs Keeneland For BC Distaff Try At Del Mar

St. George Stable’s homebred superstar mare Letruska finished her Keeneland preparations Saturday morning for her anticipated start in the $2 million Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Distaff in two weeks at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif.

With trainer Fausto Gutierrez looking on, Letruska jogged twice around the main track shortly after 6:30 a.m. Eastern and was scheduled to depart shortly before noon for a van ride to Indianapolis to board a FedEx flight to California.

A winner of six of seven starts in 2021, including the Grade 1 Juddmonte Spinster at the Lexington, Ky., track Oct. 10, Letruska has divided her time during morning training hours between Keeneland’s main track and the all-weather training track.

“Everything has gone well for her since the Spinster,” said Gutierrez, who had Letruska based here most of the summer and for nearly two months following her victory in the Grade 1 Personal Ensign Presented by Lia Infiniti on Aug. 28 at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Letruska has raced at seven tracks in the U.S. since coming here from Mexico in 2019, but she never has raced at Del Mar.

“It is a long trip out there, and this (travel schedule) will give her a few extra days to get acclimated,” said Gutierrez, who had an earlier flight Saturday and planned to be in California to meet Letruska when she arrives at Del Mar later today.

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