Flawlessly (KY)

A nine-time Grade 1 winner and the Eclipse Award winner for Champion Female Turf Horse in 1992 and 1993, Flawlessly won three consecutive editions of both the Matriarch Stakes and Ramona Handicap during her illustrious career, as well as back-to-back runnings of the Beverly Hills Handicap.

Flawlessly (Chris McCarron up) winning the 1991 Del Mar Oaks (Del Mar Thoroughbred Club/Museum Collection)
Inducted

2004

Foaled

1988

Sire

Affirmed

Dam

La Confidence

Damsire

Nijinsky II

Breeder

Harbor View Farm

Owner

Harbor View Farm

Trainer

Richard Dutrow, Jr.
Charles E. Whittingham

Career

1990-1994

Earnings

$2,572,536

Racing Record

28

Starts

Year Starts First Second Third Earnings
Year Sts 1 2 3 $
1990 7 3 0 1 $188286 $188,286
1991 7 5 1 0 $452550 $452,550
1992 5 3 2 0 $696500 $696,500
1993 5 4 0 0 $886700 $886,700
1994 4 1 1 2 $348500 $348,500

Biography

A nine-time Grade 1 winner and the Eclipse Award winner for Champion Female Turf Horse in 1992 and 1993, Flawlessly won three consecutive editions of both the Matriarch Stakes and Ramona Handicap during her illustrious career, as well as back-to-back runnings of the Beverly Hills Handicap.

Bred and owned by Harbor View Farm, Flawlessly was a bay daughter of Affirmed out of the Nijinsky II mare La Confidence. Trained as a 2-year-old by Rick Dutrow, Jr., Flawlessly won the Gardenia Stakes at the Meadowlands and the Tempted Stakes at Aqueduct as a juvenile before being sent to California to be trained by Hall of Famer Charlie Whittingham.

As a 3-year-old, Flawlessly won five stakes races, including her first Grade 1, the Matriarch. She won the Eclipse Award for Champion Grass Mare in 1992 thanks to Grade 1 wins in the Beverly Hills Handicap, Ramona Handicap, and the aforementioned Matriarch.

In 1993, Flawlessly was again named Champion Turf Female. She posted Grade 1 victories in the Beverly Hills Handicap, Ramona Handicap, Beverly D. Stakes, and her third consecutive score in the Matron. The following year, as a 6-year-old, Flawlessly won her third straight Ramona Handicap and was retired after finishing second in the Beverly D. with a career record of 16-4-3 from 28 starts and earnings of $2,572,536. Fifteen of her wins were in stakes races, including 11 graded wins.

Flawlessly died Sept. 26, 2002, at the age of 14 and was buried at Elmond Farm near Versailles, Kentucky.

Achievements

Eclipse Award Champion Turf Female — 1992
Eclipse Award Champion Turf Female — 1993

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