Ashford Handbook 2023

Bearing in mind that recent winners of the Eclipse Award for 2-year-old male include Uncle Mo, American Pharoah, Nyquist and the promising Good Magic, Corniche can be expected to pass on his considerable ability. His pedigree allows him endless options. For example, his pedigree is free of such as A.P. INDY, TAPIT , CANDY RIDE , SMART STRIKE , CURLIN , DANZIG , WAR FRONT , STORM CAT , GIANT’S CAUSEWAY , MEDAGLIA D'ORO , INDIAN CHARLIE , AWESOME AGAIN and DISTORTED HUMOR , and he has only one line of MR PROSPECTOR , who will be in the fifth generation of his foals’ pedigrees. Quality Road has enjoyed marked success with STORM CAT blood, siring Graded winners from daughters of STORM CAT , HENNESSY , TABASCO CAT and GIANT’S CAUSEWAY , while Gr.1 winner Klimt has a grandam by STORM CAT . He has also thrived with daughters of DIXIE UNION , broodmare sire of three of his Gr.1 winners, including KLIMT . Quality Road has Gr.1 winners out of grand-daughters of A.P. INDY , including two out of mares by BERNARDINI and another out of a MALIBU MOON mare. DEPUTY MINISTER mares had two Gr.1 winners, including Champion Abel Tasman, among their small number of foals by Quality Road, who also sired the top-class City of Light from a mare by Deputy Minister’s son DEHERE . Quality Road also owes two of his Gr.1 winners to grand-daughters of DANZIG , with Bleecker Street having a dam by EXCHANGE RATE and Illuminant being out of a POLISH NUMBERS mare. Undefeated Corniche Named Champion 2-Year-Old Male … In capping a three-race undefeated season with a clear victory in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1), the son of multiple grade 1 winner Quality Road earned the 2021 Eclipse Award as champion 2-year-old male. 10th Feb. 2022

'TDN Rising Star' Corniche (Quality Road), the $1.5-million OBS April topper earlier this spring and a jaw-dropping d ebut winner going 5 1/2 furlongs at Del Mar Sept. 4, led them every step of the way to run to the money as the 2-5 favorite in Friday's 'W in and You're In' GI American Pharoah S. at Santa Anita. 2nd Oct. 2021

DRF top 2-year old males of 2021 1. Corniche , by Quality Road Hasn't been headed in three starts; no sweat in the Juvenile 2. Jack Christopher, by Munnings

CAN’T CATCH CORNICHE IN THE JUVENILE …unbeaten TDN Rising Star Corniche (Quality Road) had things his own way on the front end and ran to the money as the 7-5 favorite in Friday’s GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Del Mar. Drawn widest of all in post 11, the $1.5-million OBS April topper shot out to the front beneath ‘Big Money’ Mike Smith and cleared the field heading into the first turn…and kept finding down the lane to account for longshot Pappacap by 1 3/4 lengths. 6th Nov. 2021


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