(Obligatory, also owned by Juddmonte Farms / Photos by Coady Photography & Courtesy of Churchill Downs)
Capella: Another “Horse to Watch:”
Another “Horse to Watch” this Spring may be the Juddmonte Farm’s homebred filly Capella. This 3YO daughter of Quality Road is a perfect 2-for-2 now — both at Turfway Park — and sure looks like she is headed straight to the Graded Stakes company soon.
The April foal recently won her first allowance effort on Feb. 3, zooming to an early lead and holding off a very talented field of seven opponents in the two-turn, 1-mile event.
Capella’s pedigree is dominated by sires who did their best running and whose progeny did their best running on the sod.
The dam, Touch the Star, was by Tapit and never hit the board in three career starts.
The 2nd dam, Willstar, was by the great Nureyev, and never made a start.
The 3rd dam, Nijinsky Star, was by the fabulous Nijinsky II and never made a start, either.
The 4th dam was the great Chris Evert, who was a multiple Graded Stakes winner.
Stay tuned. More to come here.