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Winner of the Grade 3 Comely Stakes in 1968, Best In Show was a half-sister to the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes winner Journalist and to Stolen Date, the dam of another blue hen in Bubinka.
It looked like a disproportionate number of runners in the four American Graded stakes run this weekend - the Grade 1 Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland, the Grade 2 Comely Stakes at Aqueduct, and the Arkansas Derby and Fantasy Stakes, both Grade 2 races run at Oaklawn Park - were sired by young stallions with fewer than five crops to race.
Third and second in Grade 2 events in Florida, she was shipped to New York to win the Grade 3 Comely Stakes by three lengths, took second place in the Grade 1 Acorn Stakes, then failed in the Grade 1 Mother Goose, when a change of riding tactics proved a mistake.