December 30, 2018 - Santa Anita, Race 6, Msw, USD $55,000, 6F
Anuket, F, 2, 2016 by Pioneerof the Nile
1st Dam: Rashnaa (GSP, $394,723), by Tapit
2nd Dam: Tanuki, by Affirmed
3rd Dam: Silver Mink, by Vice Regent
Owner: Juddmonte Farms, Inc
Breeder: Town & Country Horse Farms, LLC & Pollock Farms (KY)
Trainer: Bob Baffert
Juddmonte Farms’ Anuket, a $575,000 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling purchase, strode home an unchallenged 4 1/4-length winner of her debut at Santa Anita Sunday to become the newest ‘TDN Rising Star.’ In the mix from the start, the 8-5 favorite contested the pace four wide down the backstretch through a quarter in :21.73. She took command at the top of the stretch after a half in :45.08 and strode clear effortlessly, completing the six furlongs in 1:10.59. Miss Ava’s Union (Union Rags) was second and Bizwhacks (Fed Biz) was third.
Anuket is a daughter of graded stakes placed Rashnaa, a half-sister to stakes winner Mistda (Runaway Groom). The filly was bred by Pollock Farms and Town and Country Horse Farms, who purchased her dam for $150,000 at the 2012 Keeneland November sale. The mare, who produced a colt by Medaglia d’Oro last year, died in 2018.
Juddmonte’s Garrett O’Rourke signed the ticket on Anuket at the 2017 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale and the filly was part of a group of four fillies purchased there with the long-term plan of breeding to the operation’s champion Arrogate (Unbridled’s Song). The group also included a $750,000 daughter of Curlin who is now named Deep Space. Still unraced, the filly worked four furlongs at Santa Anita Sunday in :50.00. Quotation, an unraced Congrats filly purchased for $400,000 at the auction, worked five furlongs at Santa Anita Saturday in 1:01.80.