Well, we know which horse we’ll be betting on at the Breeder’s Cup this weekend! The Phantom of the Opera composer Andrew Lloyd Webber’s filly, The Fugue, will compete in what is basically the Super Bowl for horses. The event is set to take place over November 1 and 2 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, CA.
It's a Broadway trifecta as Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth and After Midnight guest star Toni Braxton are on tap to sing between races. Joining Chenoweth and Braxton will be performers including Jakob Dylan, Macy Gray, Joan Osborne, Dame and Jenny O.
Trained by John Gosden, The Fugue is the daughter of top stallion Dansili and Twyla Tharp (not the choreographer—the horse). She won her first race as a two-year-old in 2011. In 2012, she was ranked the 170th best racehorse in the world and the 10th-best three-year-old filly.
Let’s go, The Fugue!