JockeyJohn R. Velazquez
TrainerChad C. Brown
OwnerPeter M. Brant
BreederEcurie Des Monceaux
DamStarlet's Sister (IRE)
Sistercharlie (IRE) increased her extraordinary winning streak to five consecutive Grade 1 races by becoming the first two-time victor of the Beverly D. Stakes at Arlington, setting a course record in the process. This Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Series race ensures her chance to defend her title in the Maker’s Mark Filly & Mare Turf.
In addition to these three wins, her streak includes back-to-back wins in the Diana Stakes (G1) at Saratoga. From 13 lifetime starts, she has nine wins, four seconds and one fourth-place finish.
Illness interrupted her career twice. She overcame pneumonia after finishing second by a neck in the Belmont Oaks Invitational Stakes, which was her United States debut. Her first five starts were in France and Peter Brant acquired her while she was racing there. And, after her Breeders’ Cup win and being named Eclipse Award 2018 Champion Turf Female, a fever and other minor setbacks delayed her 2019 start.
Like his horse, Brant has also experienced a layoff from racing. He enjoyed success in the 1970s and 1980s and campaigned 1988 Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner Gulch. He withdrew from the industry in the late 1990s but reentered the game in 2016 and quickly reestablished his reputation as one of the sport’s prominent owners.
Chad Brown conditions the 5-year-old daughter of Myboycharlie. Brown received the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Trainer in 2016, 2017 and 2018. He has saddled 12 Breeders’ Cup winners.
"She's the horse of a lifetime," Brown said. "It is such an honor to be associated with her."
Although Brant has no plans for Sistercharlie to race overseas again, he would like to see Sistercharlie match up in the Breeders’ Cup against Enable, the top European mare whose 13 victories from 14 starts include last year’s Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf and this year’s Darley Yorkshire Oaks (G1), which is also a Challenge Series race for the Filly and Mare Turf.
"It would be great for the sport," Brant said.
|November 02, 2019||Maker's Mark Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf||SANTA ANITA PARK||1||3|
|October 06, 2019||Flower Bowl S.||BELMONT PARK||1||1|
|August 10, 2019||Beverly D. S.||ARLINGTON||1||1|
|July 13, 2019||Diana S.||SARATOGA||1||1|
|December 17, 2016||Prix de la Gagnerie||DEAUVILLE||1|