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KARAKONTIE’s Chambeau pulled off a rare feat on Monday when the 5-year-old broke her maiden on debut in the Tyson Gilpin Stakes at Colonial Downs.
The filly broke on top in the 5 ½ furlong turf race and showed a talent that belied her inexperience when commanding the pace from the first. She rated well throughout the run and when asked to go by her jockey sprinted away from the field in the stretch. The debuter crossed the line 3 ¼ lengths in front with the runner-up 5 ¾ lengths ahead of the third-place finisher.
The mare is trained by Anthony Aguirre Jr. for owner-breeder Sam English II.
From KARAKONTIE’s first crop, Chambeau is the third stakes performer out of multiple stakes-placed If Not for Lust. That mare has also produced the stakes-placed duo of Awake the Day and English Heiress.
Chambeau is the ninth stakes winner for KARAKONTIE, who is striking at 6.84% stakes winners and 13.7% stakes performers in from his first three crops, one of the best percentages of any Kentucky-based stallion of his generation.