October 13th, 2016

Chastise Comes Through For Blame at Keeneland

Claiborne homebred juvenile filly Chastise earned more recognition for her sire, Blame, when she impressively broke her maiden in the fourth race at Keeneland Oct. 12.

Chastise entered the turf contest after closing well to be third in her debut going 1 1/16 miles at Saratoga Race Course. By virtue of that effort, the Todd Pletcher-trained filly was pegged as the 7-5 favorite in the $59,460 Keeneland contest. Coming from behind, she swung out three wide at the top of the stretch and cruised clear under jockey John Velazquez to win by 2 ¾ lengths. She completed the one-mile event in 1:39.93.

Chastise was produced from the stakes-winning Forest Wildcat mare Rapid Racer. She hails from the family of graded stakes winner Runaway Model.

Claiborne purchased Rapid Racer for $235,000 at the 2012 Keeneland November sale carrying her first foal, the now 3-year-old Arch filly Moulton, who captured her debut at Monmouth Park last time out.

Rapid Racer is also the dam of the yearling Arch filly Bartoletta and a weanling filly by Candy Ride. She was bred to Lemon Drop Kid for 2017.

Blame is currently the leading third-crop sire by lifetime graded stakes horses, G1 stakes horses and sales average. Blame’s top performers this year include stakes winners Onus, Queen Caroline, Sweet Victory and Exaggerated.

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