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If the price tag didn’t proclaim her potential loud enough for her, then her debut sure did as Prides Crossing (f, 3, Quality Road–Key To My Heart {Ire}, by Galileo {Ire}) galloped home stylishly to garner the ‘TDN Rising Star’ nod.

Stalking a contested early pace of :22.63 and :46.30, Prides Crossing pounced on her rivals entering the lane and did not look back, gradually increasing her advantage over Genetics (Tapit) to a sizeable margin on the wire. The final time was 1:23.49. The winner is Quality Road‘s 19th ‘Rising Star’.

 

#7 Prides Crossing is a debut winner in R6 at Churchill Downs, giving another win to both trainer Paulo Lobo and jockey @cristiantorr64!

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— TwinSpires Racing (@TwinSpires) May 25, 2024

Bred by Summer Wind Equine, Prides Crossing brought a pretty $1.3-million at the 2022 Keeneland September sale from OXO Equine in order to acquire a branch of the Carson Jen female line. This family includes the ‘Warrior’ siblings: GSW & GISP E Z Warrior (Exploit); MSW J Z Warrior (Harlan’s Holiday); MGSW & GISP Jojo Warrior (Pioneerof the Nile); and the second dam, GISW A Z Warrior (Bernardini), who went on to produce SW-Ire Key To My Heart (Ire).

Sales history: $1,300,000 Ylg ’22 KEESEP. O-OXO Equine LLC; B-Summer Wind Equine LLC (KY); T-Paulo Lobo.

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