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Stephanie’s Kitten rallies to win $2M Filly & Mare Turf at Breeders’ Cup

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Chad Brown is on a roll at the Breeders’ Cup.

The New York-based trainer has won a second straight race, with Stephanie’s Kitten rallying from last to win the $2 million Filly & Mare Turf at Keeneland on Saturday.

The 6-year-old mare made her move along the rail before splitting horses in deep stretch for her second Cup win. She captured the 2011 Juvenile Fillies Turf and ran second in this race last year.

One race earlier, Brown won the Filly & Mare Sprint with Wavell Avenue.

Stephanie’s Kitten and jockey Irah Ortiz Jr. beat 4-5 favorite Legatissimo, which was Europe’s best hope in the race, by 1 1/4 lengths.

She ran 1 3/16 miles in 1:56.22 and paid $17.60, $5.40 and $3.60.

It was a popular victory for owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey, who live in Lexington.

Legatissimo returned $3 and $2.60, while Queen’s Jewel paid $6.80 to show.