Arcadia, CA (June 7, 2020) – Fashionably Fast, our Harris Farms homebred, stepped up into graded stakes company for the first time in his career today in the $200,000 Triple Bend Stakes (G2) going seven furlongs at Santa Anita Park. Although he did not come home with his seventh consecutive victory, we could not be prouder of his effort finishing second to the multiple G1 winner McKinzie.
Fashionably Fast broke swiftly and was quickly joined on the lead by the other Bob Baffert trainee, the multiple graded stakes performer, Ax Man. Around the turn, McKinzie joined the fray. Ax Man bowed out and Fashionably Fast matched strides with McKinzie until the final furlong. He had every right to back up as well, but he dug in and held off the closing graded stakes performers Dark Vader and Flagstaff. He was a length and one-half away from the winner at the finish.