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   In this series, the TDN takes a look at notable successes of European-based sires in North America. This week’s column is highlighted by the victory of Beaute Cachee in the Jenny Wiley S. at Keeneland last weekend.


Literato Mare Earns Grade I Ring

Beaute Cachee (Fr) (Literato {Fr}) gave trainer Chad Brown his seventh win in the GI Jenny Wiley S. at Keeneland for owners Madaket Stables, LLC, Michael Dubb and Louis Lazzinnaro, LLC (video).

A mere €1,500 Arqana Autumn yearling when picked up by trainer Gael Barbedette, the Gregor Vischer-bred grey raced for her trainer, Valerie Lucas and J. Georg through a dozen starts before being sold to her current ownership group. Her final French start was a fourth in the G3 Prix de Psyche. Besides winning the Listed Violet S. last year, she placed at that level in the Athenia S. and was third in the GI Matriarch S.

The third foal, third runner and second winner for her dam Sign And Seal (Ire) (Hurricane Run {Ire}), the bay is a half to a 3-year-old colt by Zanzibari, who made €15,000 at the Arqana Autumn yearling sale on the bid of Pegasus Bloodstock. This is the family of dual Group 1 winner Indian Ink (Ire) (Indian Ridge {Ire}).

Sire Literato has three winners from three runners in the U.S., and besides the Jenny Wiley winner, counts GI Garden City S. heroine Alterite (Fr) as his other stakes winner in that jurisdiction.


The Frankie Factor! @FrankieDettori and Beaute Cachee charge home in the G1 Jenny Wiley Stakes at @keenelandracing

— World Horse Racing (@WHR) April 13, 2024


 Blueblooded ‘Majesty’ Shines at Keeneland

Besilu Stables homebred Royal Majesty (GB) (Frankel {GB}) won for the second time in four starts with a two-length victory at Keeneland (video). Hall of Famer Bill Mott trains the son of GI Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup S. heroine Crown Queen (Smart Strike).

Crown Queen, who joined the Besilu bloodstock portfolio after selling for $1.6 million during the 2011 Keeneland November Sale, is a half-sister to two-time Eclipse champion Royal Delta (Empire Maker) and fellow Grade I winner Delta Prince (Street Cry {Ire}). The trio’s dam, Delta Princess (A.P. Indy), brought $2.6 million at the same sale when knocked down to Adena Springs. The winner has a 2-year-old half-sister by Kingman (GB), while his dam was covered by Flightline last spring.

Juddmonte sire Frankel boasts a 70% strike rate in the U.S., with 27 of his 53 runners finding the winner’s circle. Of his 11 stakes winners there, six have been at the graded level, with both McKulick (GB) and Inspiral (GB) finding Grade I glory on at least one occasion.


(5) Royal Majesty (GB) brings home the victory in the night cap. (9) Moonlight narrowly takes second and (7) Massif takes third.

— Keeneland Racing (@keenelandracing) April 13, 2024


Repeat Winners

Godolphin homebred Master Of The Seas (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}), a winner of both the GI Woodbine Mile and the GI Breeders’ Cup Mile in 2023, added the GI Maker’s Mark Mile S. to his haul at Keeneland recently (video) for trainer Charlie Appleby. The winner will be staying in America for this campaign.



It’s @BreedersCup Mile winner MASTER OF THE SEAS by a nautical mile in the G1 Makers Mark @keenelandracing!

— World Horse Racing (@WHR) April 12, 2024

The post Making Waves: ‘Beaute’ Uses Her ‘Wiles’ At Keeneland appeared first on TDN | Thoroughbred Daily News | Horse Racing News, Results and Video | Thoroughbred Breeding and Auctions.

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