07/28/2017 12:56PM

Stellar Wind, Vale Dori meet again in Clement L. Hirsch Stakes

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DEL MAR, Calif. – As he did last year with Stellar Wind, trainer John Sadler has worked backward from the year-end goal, the Breeders’ Cup Distaff, outlining a series of races designed to get Stellar Wind to the Distaff in the best shape possible in search of a second Eclipse Award. A stumble at the start of last year’s Distaff cost her dearly, but Stellar Wind has not put a false foot forward since then, with a pair of Grade 1 wins that put her alongside Songbird as the leaders of the older female dirt division as of right now.