The Giant’s Causeway sire Morning Raider, based at Oussama Aboughazaleh’s Haras Sumaya in Chile, is the sire of the undefeated 2-year-old Chilean filly Amani—now six for six and the standout for her age and sex . On June 18 at Hipodromo Chile, Amani, a homebred for Haras Sumaya, won the Group 1 Tanteo de Potrancas on dirt by more than eight lengths on a sloppy surface, coming home impressively from off the pace to win easily. The final time for the 1500m was just off the track record for the distance.
Bred by Helen Alexander in Ireland, Morning Raider is from Ms. Alexander’s Courtly Dee family through Althea and Aurora. The latter, the dam of Arch, produced the Unbridled mare Antics—dam of Morning Raider.
Ms. Alexander’s Middlebrook Farm sold Morning Raider at the Keeneland September sale in 2003 for $450,000 to Oussama Aboughazaleh’s International Equities Holding. Campaigned in the US with Todd Pletcher, Morning Raider won two of five starts and earned $53,678. The colt was unplaced in two starts at age 3 but won two of three starts at age 4.
Below is the video of the June 18 Tanteo de Potrancas.