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Gloat’s daughter makes perfect start in Japan

Madras Check working at Fasig-Tipton in March. Photo: Fasig-Tipton

Madras Check, bred in Ontario by Christine Hayden out of Schumer Bloodstock purchase Gloat, made the perfect start to her career in Japan on Sunday when the winner of her debut, a mile newcomers race at Tokyo.

The daughter of Malibu Moon, a $500,000 purchase out of the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale by John McCormack on behalf of Kazuko Yoshida, is the first foal bred by the Haydens out of Gloat. The Mr Greeley mare was purchased with Chad Schumer out of the Regis Farms dispersal for $550,000 at the 2015 Keeneland November Sale.

In a performance that bodes well for the future, the Makoto Saito-trained Madras Check made all of the running to fend off Clipper Class in the 11-runner event.

The winning Gloat is a member of racing royalty as a direct descendant of champion Personal Ensign.

Gloat stands proud after selling at Keeneland in 2015

Gloat is a half-sister to the Grade 2-placed Parading and out of the Grade 3-placed On Parade.

In turn, that daughter of Storm Cat is a sister to champion Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies heroine Storm Flag Flying and out of the Phipps family’s great mare My Flag, winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, Coaching Club American Oaks, Gazelle Stakes and Ashland Stakes.

My Flag, of course, was one of three Grade 1 winners produced by the legendary Personal Ensign, whose undefeated 13-race career included wins in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff, Whitney Handicap, Shuvee Handicap, Maskette, Frizette and Beldame Stakes (twice).

Gloat’s yearling colt by American Pharoah recently hit the headlines when selling for $310,000 to Zayat Stables at the Fasig-Tipton October Sale.


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