Lonhro (Aus) Filly Romps to Become Newest ‘Rising Star’

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4th at DMR, $52,000 (6 1/2f)Winner: War Heroine, f, 2 by Lonhro (Aus)

Lonhro (Aus) I Darley

 

War Heroine (Lonhro {Aus}) made an eye-catching unveiling on the main track at Del Mar Sunday to make her the newest ‘TDN Rising Star’. The dark bay broke with the pack before quickly moving up to take an uncontested lead within the first furlong. After quick fractions of :22.11 and :45.28, she was still well clear of the field at the quarter pole before being let loose by Flavien Prat at the top of the stretch. She widened her advantage with each stride in the stretch and was wrappd up with in the sixteenth pole and cruised past the wire, covering the six and a half furlongs in 1:17.20. Favored Summer’s Indy completed the exacta.

This is the first American winner for stakes-winning dam War Tigress (War Chant), who was purchased for $80,000 at the 2011 Keeneland November Breeding Stock sale, and only the fourth juvenile winner on dirt for Lonhro (Aus) (Octagonal {Nz}) in the past five years. War Tigress also is responsible for a yearling colt by Curlin, who was bought for $550,000 at Keeneland September and sent to Japan.

4th-DMR, $53,035, Msw, 11-12, 2yo, f, 6 1/2f, 1:17.20, ft.

WAR HEROINE, f, 2, Lonhro (Aus)

1st Dam: War Tigress (SW, $171,293), by War Chant

2nd Dam: Tigresa, by Tejano

3rd Dam: Tiff’s Decorated, by Well Decorated

Sales history: $37,000 Ylg ’16 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $31,200. Click for the Equibase.com chart, free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.

O-Gary Barber; B-Waymore LLC (KY); T-Peter Miller.

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