Effinity rolls for Effinex’s first winner

Monday, July 27th, 2020

Zilla Racing’s Effinity rolls in second start to give the late sire Effinex his first winner. NYRA Photo.

By Tom Law

Zilla Racing Stable’s Effinity improved off a runner-up effort in his debut to break his maiden Sunday at Saratoga Race Course and provide his late sire with his first winner.

Effinity, a son of Grade 1 winner and 2015 New York-bred Horse of the Year Effinex, won the second race, a 5 1/2-furlong maiden special weight for state-breds on the main track. Trained by Brad Cox, Effinity won by 4 lengths in 1:06.36.

He’s a member of the lone crop sired by Effinex, who stood his lone season at Questroyal North in New York and relocated to McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds in the latter half of the year. He died in October 2017 due to a ruptured pulmonary artery.

Effinex bred 110 mares in his lone season and was the sire of 41 live foals according to statistics from The Jockey Club’s Live Foal Report.

Bred in New York by Dr. Russell Cohen and raced by his Tri-Bone Stables, Effinex won nine of 28 starts with three seconds and four thirds and earned $3,312,950 over three seasons.

Effinex won stakes at 3, 4 and 5 – the Empire Classic Handicap in 2014, Grade 3 Excelsior, Grade 2 Suburban and Grade 1 Clark in 2015, and the Grade 2 Oaklawn Handicap and a second edition of Suburban in 2016. He also finished second to Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland.

Bred in New York by Barry Ostrager, Effinity was foaled at Ostrager’s Questroyal North in Stillwater. Effinity is out of the Freud mare Letshootpool, who is also the dam of a yearling filly by Majestic City and a weanling colt by Majestic City. She was bred to Courageous Cat in 2020.

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