First foal arrives for Champion 2YO Corniche
The first foal for Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Corniche (Quality Road) arrived at Denali Stud on Monday when Faith And Honor produced a quality filly.
“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 jaw-dropping debut romp going 5½ furlongs at Del Mar. Stepped straight up to Grade 1 company for the two-turn American Pharoah Stakes, he posted another front-end success. Drawn widest of all in post 11 in the 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.