Karakontie (JPN)

  • Jockey
    Stephane Pasquier
  • Trainer
    Jonathan Pease
  • Owner
    Flaxman Holdings Ltd.
  • Breeder
    Flaxman Holdings Ltd.
  • Sire
  • Dam
    Sun Is Up (JPN)

If his 2014 Breeders' Cup Mile win was an upset, it was not without precedent. Karakontie, a 3-year-old Bernstein colt owned and bred by Flaxman Holdings Ltd., making his first U.S. start in the Breeders' Cup Mile, was sent off at odds of 30-1 following an 11th place finish in the Qatar Prix de la Foret at Longchamp in October and an eighth in the Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly in June. The winner of three races in four starts during a promising juvenile campaign, he had not won a race since the Poule d'Essai des Poulains at Longchamp in May. But Flaxman, the racing name of the Niarchos family, has a rich history in the Mile, winning the race five times in 17 years, first with Miesque in 1987 and 1988 and more recently with Six Perfections in 2003. Karakontie became their sixth Mile winner when he finished a length ahead of Anodin, a full brother to three-time Mile winner Goldikova. Karakontie was bred in Japan and is out of the Sunday Silence mare Sun Is Up. He is trained by Jonathan Pease, who won his first Breeders' Cup race with the Flaxman-owned and bred Spinning World in the 1997 Mile.

Previous Races

October 31, 2015Breeders' Cup MileKEENELAND111
September 13, 2015Qatar Prix du Moulin de LongchampLONGCHAMP13
August 16, 2015Prix du Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard - Jacques Le MaroisDEAUVILLE16
November 01, 2014Breeders' Cup MileSANTA ANITA PARK11
October 05, 2014Qatar Prix de la ForetLONGCHAMP111
June 01, 2014Prix du Jockey ClubCHANTILLY18
May 11, 2014Poule d'Essai des Poulains-French Two Thousand GuineasLONGCHAMP11
April 13, 2014Prix de FontainebleauLONGCHAMP32
October 06, 2013Qatar Prix Jean Luc Lagardere-Grand CriteriumLONGCHAMP11
September 08, 2013Prix La RochetteLONGCHAMP31
August 11, 2013Prix Francois BoutinDEAUVILLE 2
July 01, 2013Prix du Mont Saint-JeanCOMPIEGNE 1