Champion Sistercharlie to Race in 2020


Sistercharlie | Sarah Andrew

Peter Brant’s 2018 champion turf mare and GI Breeders’ Cup F/M Turf heroine Sistercharlie (Ire) (Myboycharlie {Ire}), who added three more Grade I wins in 2019 before finishing third in defense of her Breeders’ Cup title, will race next season at the age of six.

“Sistercharlie is a horse of a lifetime and I am so excited for her to get to continue to thrill fans for another year,” Brant said in a release. “Her 2019 campaign was extraordinary, including her track record at Arlington [when winning the GI Beverly D. S.]. She has proven herself against the strongest competition and, working with [trainer] Chad [Brown] and his team, I can’t wait to see what 2020 holds.”

Brown added, “Sistercharlie is extraordinarily talented and consistently brilliant. She’s a true champion and a rare horse. It’s very exciting–a gift, really–to have another year with her. She’ll tell us when she’s ready to go again and we’re looking forward to a successful, healthy 2020 campaign.”

A Group winner and Group 1-placed in France, boasts seven victories thus far at the highest level and has earned $3,662,003 from a record of 15-10-3-1. She is expected to be a finalist for a second Eclipse Award for her 2019 campaign.

“Horses like Sistercharlie don’t come along very often,” said Sistercharlie’s regular rider and Hall of Famer John Velazquez. “For her to run race after race like she does, always in the top races against the best competition, shows how fantastic she is. I am thankful for the opportunity to ride such an incredible horse.”

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