Keeneland 2020 September Yearling Sale alumni Corniche and Echo Zulu were authoritative winners of the two spotlight races, the $2 million TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) Presented by Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and $2 million NetJets Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1), respectively, on Future Stars Friday at Del Mar.
An unbeaten, multiple Grade 1-winning son of Quality Road, Corniche was offered at the September Sale by Stonehaven Steadings, agent. His half-sister, Look Me Over, in foal to Kitten’s Joy, is consigned by Hunter Valley Farm as Hip 223 in Book 1 of Keeneland’s 2021 November Breeding Stock Sale on Nov. 10.
Echo Zulu, from the first crop of Gun Runner, recorded her third Grade 1 win, cruising to an easy 5¼-length victory in the Juvenile Fillies to keep her perfect record intact and all but clinch the Eclipse Award as champion 2-year-old filly.
Keeneland sales graduates swept the top three spots in the Juvenile Fillies, with Darley Alcibiades (G1) winner Juju’s Map and Tarabi finishing second and third, respectively.
Twilight Gleaming (IRE), winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G2), trained for the Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland, where she is based with trainer Wesley Ward.