TORONTO, December 9, 2023 – Fashionably Fab secured her fourth straight score courtesy of an impressive performance in Saturday’s $100,000 La Prevoyante Stakes, at Woodbine.
Trained by Kevin Attard, the Terra Racing Stable homebred arrived at the 1 1/16-mile main track event for Ontario-sired fillies, 3-year-olds and up, off three consecutive wins, all in stakes events.
Sent off as the 1-2 choice in the five-horse La Prevoyante, Fashionably Fab once again looked stylish in victory.
Patrick Husbands guided the daughter of Silent Name (JPN)-Flashy’s Legacy to the lead a few steps after the gates opened, but stablemate Strega crossed over from the outside to take control and held a three-length advantage over Fashionably Fab through an opening split reached in :25.37.
The Attard duo continued to show the way through a half in :50.32, as Strega’s lead narrowed to two lengths over her barnmate. Tito’s Calling sat third, followed by My Girl Sky and Talk to Ya Later.
Husbands gave Fashionably Fab her cue heading into the turn for home and the dark bay filly glided up to engage Strega briefly before seizing control and skipping away from her rivals. Ahead by two lengths at the stretch call, Fashionably Fab crossed the wire 2 ½ lengths clear of Talk to Ya Later, who was a head in front of Tito’s Calling. My Girl Sky and Strega rounded out the order of finish.
The final time was 1:45.60.
“She’s relaxing off the bat,” said Husbands. “She’s the type of horse that likes to be in the race, no fooling around. She showed me by the three-quarter pole, ‘I can relax’. She showed that she was the best today.”
It was the seventh win, to go along with two thirds, from 11 lifetime starts for Fashionably Fab. She launched her current win streak with a victory in the Rondeau Bay Stakes on September 12th, followed by wins in the Eternal Search Stakes on October 22nd and Ashbridges Bay Stakes on November 10th.
“We were hoping to see this earlier in the year, when we were heading into the [Woodbine] Oaks, but things didn’t go quite so well back then,” said Attard, of the ninth-place result in the country’s premier race for Canadian-foaled 3-year-old fillies. "It’s just nice to see her turn the corner now and be the filly we had hoped she was going to be.
“It’s been a good season,” Attard continued. “I need to thank my staff, the people behind me who do a tremendous job day in and day out. Without them, I wouldn’t be here.”
Fashionably Fab finished third in September 2022 debut and then won her next three starts, including the Shady Well Stakes last December.
She paid $3 for today’s win.
Live racing resumes tomorrow with first post at 1:05 p.m. Sunday’s feature is the $100,000 Steady Growth Stakes.
Chris Lomon, Woodbine Communications / @WoodbineComms