November 19, 2023 - Churchill Downs, Race 7, Msw, USD $120,000, 6F

Carbone, C, 2, 2021 by Mitole

1st Dam: Treasure in Heaven, by Street Sense
2nd Dam: Richwoman, by Successful Appeal
3rd Dam: Richbabe, by Richman

Owner: William Heiligbrodt & Corinne Heiligbrodt (KY)
Breeder: William Heiligbrodt & Corinne Heiligbrodt (KY)
Trainer: Steven M. Asmussen

A first-time starter for Steve Asmussen, Carbone (Mitole) put in a professional debut effort to earn a 'TDN Rising Star' tag Sunday under the Twinspires.

Facing a mixed field of runners, including a pair of rivals exiting a key race from Keeneland in October, the William and Corinne Heiligbrodt homebred caught a flyer from his outside gate and quickly got the jump on his rivals, opening up a length on Goldbrick (Goldencents). Paced through fractions of :22.13 and :45.77, Carbone turned back Goldbrick around the far turn and drew off nicely under Ricardo Santana Jr. to defeat this field handily by eight lengths in a final time of 1:09.84 at odds of 5/2.

Carbone is owned, trained and ridden by each of the same connections as his freshman sire (by Eskendereya) who now picks up a third 'TDN Rising Star' and 25th winner from his first crop. Treasure In Heaven saw her yearling Instagrand colt bring $250,000 from OXO Equine as a weanling at last year's FTKNOV sale and she foaled a Yaupon filly this spring before returning to Yaupon for 2024.

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