First Foal Arrives For Coolmore America's Champion Corniche

Corniche | Sarah Andrew

The first foal for champion 2-year-old and GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Corniche (Quality Road) arrived at Denali Stud on Monday when Faith And Honor (Honor Code) produced a filly, Coolmore America said in a release Wednesday.

“Our Corniche out of Faith and Honor started off our foaling season at Denali in good order,” said Conrad Bandoroff. “The filly has plenty of quality about her with good leg and bone. Very pleased with our start!”

A $1.5 million sale topper after breezing a furlong in :10 flat at OBS April, Corniche earned 'TDN Rising Star' status off a debut win going 5 1/2 furlongs at Del Mar. Stepping straight into Grade I company for the two-turn American Pharoah S., he posted another front-end success.

Drawn widest of all in post 11 for the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile, the son of Quality Road sped through fractions of :23.03 and :46.15 before keeping on strongly down the lane to score with plenty in hand. Corniche was a runaway winner at the Eclipse Awards with 214 votes compared with 12 for his nearest rival.

The 5-year-old stands for $24,000 LFSN at Ashford Stud. As for Faith and Honor, who was bred by Sun Valley Farm, this is her third produce of record. She is responsible for a 2-year-old filly named Indy's Map (Liam's Map) and a February yearling filly by Runhappy.

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