Karak Canters to 8 ½-length Score in Cincinnati

Karakontie’s daughter Karak obliterated her competition in the Cincinnati Trophy Stakes (Black Type) on Friday at Turfway Park for trainer Wesley Ward.

Breaking sharply from the gate, Karak was on or near the lead the whole of the 6-1/2 furlong race for sophomore fillies. At the top of the stretch, Karak kicked away from the rest of the field, accelerating to an 8-1/2 length score over Secretly Wicked. Fashion Code was another 3-1/4 lengths back in third.

With Gerardo Corrales aboard for the first time, Karak clocked the quarters in :22.54, :45.48 and 1:10.70 before galloping home in 1:17.40.

The Cincinnati Trophy was Karak’s second black-type win; her first stakes victory came in the Tyro at Monmouth Park last August. Her record stands now at three wins and a third from six starts, with earnings of $160,175 for owner Breeze Easy LLC. Bred in Kentucky by Parrish Hill Farm, Amanda Roach Cole and Karakontie Syndicate, Karak is by Karakontie (JPN) out of Down the Well (IRE), by Mujadil.

The Cincinnati Trophy Stakes is the local prep for the Bourbonette Oaks (listed), a points race for the Kentucky Oaks (G1).

Karakontie stands for $10,000 at Gainesway Farm.