Stephanoatsee sires first winner at Aqueduct

Saturday, February 1st, 2020

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(By Eric Mitchell, courtesy

Sequel Stallions New York’s second-crop sire Stephanoatsee sired his first winner Friday, January 31 when his daughter My My Michelle won a one-mile maiden special weight at Aqueduct Racetrack.

My My Michelle is a 3-year-old homebred for Len Riggio’s My Meadowview Farm, which also bred and raced multiple graded-placed stakes winner Stephanoatsee. Trained by Michelle Nevin, the filly placed in both her two starts at 2 and went off the favorite Jan. 31. She stalked pacesetter Beautiful Karen, wearing her down in the stretch and drawing away to win by 2 1/2 lengths. The final time was 1:44.17 on a fast track.

Bred in New York, My My Michelle is the first winner out of the stakes-placed Noble Causeway daughter Canal Six. The mare’s family includes grade 3 winner Pataky Kid , grade 3-placed stakes winner Prominent Feather, and black-type winners Gambler’s Justice and Wild Remarks. Canal Six has a 2-year-old colt by Shackleford named Acasha’s Intuition and is expecting a foal by Big Brown this year.

Stephanoatsee, an A.P. Indy half brother to Preakness Stakes (G1) winner Shackleford (Forestry), won the listed Barbaro Stakes at 3 and placed in the Strub Stakes (G2) and Discovery Handicap (G3) before being retired with a 3-4-1 record out of 21 starts. As a sire, he has been represented by three starters and stands for a private fee at Sequel Stallions.

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