Lady Eli sent hearts aflutter during her racing career. She was sold to John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms for US$4.2 million during Keeneland November Breeding Stock. Saleto lead the select Book 1 portion of the cataloglived up to her billing during the opening session of the when
Lady Eli's will was flaunted in every avenue possible during her time in Brown's shedrow. She won her first six starts, including the 2014 Gr.1T Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, but it was the aftermath of her victory in the 2015 Belmont Oaks Invitational Stakes that nearly ended her career and her life.
In the same pavilion where owner John Hanley first took home his favorite girl, he bid an official farewell to her earlier this week.