Eblouissante, Zenyatta’s half-sister coming up with her debut very soon

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Eblouissante, Zenyatta’s half-sister coming up with her debut very soon

Zenyatta’s recent retirement from racing just the previous month will really not be missed for long as her half-sister, Eblouissante will be giving her very first debut in a matter of only a few months. The flourishing and enviable career of Zenyatta for the three years that she has raced includes nineteen wins out of twenty starts.

It is no secret that the half-sister was sold for $1.5 million at this year’s Keeneland November breeding stock sale. Horse of the Year’s half-sister was purchased by breeder and owner, Frank Stronach who is famous for winning the Eclipse Award more than once and he was reported to have said:

"What can I say? She is a half sister to a champion who was a great horse and she (the weanling) looks great physically," Stronach said. "We liked the pedigree, we liked the sire, and we liked the dam. It (the price) was something like we expected. She's one of a kind”.

 

Eblouissante missed two weeks of her work due to a cough that she was suffering through during the Breeders’ Cup and will get on with working very soon. Her debut is one of the most awaited events. Bernardidni’s filly is being worked upon a half mile which she had not been able to continue after 26th October at Hollywood Park. However, she did remain quite active during October, completing three works for over a distance of half a mile.

 

The owner has made a very sensible investment and is planning to cash it during the first half of the Santa Anita 2012 winter-spring meeting but nothing is decisive as yet, this is just a likely probability that the connections have put forth.

 

It did not take a race for Eblouissante for setting a record as she struck a record while being sold as she is the fifth filly to have been bought at a six-figure price at the Keneeland sale. If she will be able to take the record maintenance into account while racing is still to be seen.

 

If the connections do set her off at the Santa Anita meeting that they have to choose the race very carefully also considering the level of competition that it will offer to the unraced filly.

 

 

 



 

 

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