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Filly Quitman refuses to quit, wins Whimsical
[FIN Edition]
Toronto Star - Toronto, Ont.
Author: Tom Slater Toronto Star
Date: Apr 28, 1986
Start Page: B.4
Section: SPORTS
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Although visibly tiring in the stretch, she managed to fight off the bold challenge of Futurette to win the Whimsical by a head. Haliburton Forest also ran strongly to finish third, less than a length behind Quitman.

She trained brilliantly as a 2-year-old and broke her maiden at Aqueduct by 10 lengths. After a five-month layoff, she whipped a strong field at Belmont Park last spring and brought her two-for- two record to Woodbine where she was established as the 2-to-3 favorite for the Fury Stakes. The Woodbine racing surface was muddy that day and Quitman finished third behind the brilliant sprinter, Deceit Dancer, and Valse Musette.

Under jockey David Clark, [Quitman] eased away nicely from the starting gate, settling in fifth along the backstretch as Belle Purpose blazed through an opening quarter-mile in 22 1/5 seconds. Quitman, racing wide, circled the four front-runners and had a length-and-a-half advantage on Belle Purpose at the top of the stretch.

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