Making her first start in the crimson and forest green silks of Kentucky-based Team Valor, the chestnut speedster won the Grade 3 Debutante Stakes, in the process shattering the Churchill Downs record for 5 ½ furlongs with a startling clocking of 1:02 2/5, the fastest time recorded by a filly in the history of the Turf and matching the fastest mark run by a 2-year-old regardless of sex.
She confirmed her brilliance in her next start, when she failed by a neck to hold off subsequent multiple Grade 1-winning You in the Grade 2 Adirondack Stakes. Final time of 1:15 is the fastest time ever run by a 2-year-old of any sex and the fastest for the distance at Saratoga since Affirmed ran 1:15 2/5 to win the Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes in 1977. Cashier’s Dream had to give 7 pounds in weight to the winner, prompting more than one seasoned veteran to remark that on sheer handicapping Cashier’s Dream had run a better race than the winner.
Daily Racing Form columnist Joe Hirsch, who has been covering Saratoga since the 1940s, described the Adirondack as one of the greatest races in the history of The Spa.
Cashier’s Dream next won the Grade 1 Spinaway Stakes by 8 lengths. The quality of the race was confirmed when the hopelessly beaten runner-up came back to win 3 of her next 4 outings, including the Tempted and Demoiselle Stakes by several lengths.
At age three, she returned to her home track, Churchill Downs and won the Grade 3 La Troienne S. in her only start of the year. Tragically, Cashier's Dream died of colic a month later, at age 3, at the height of her career.
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