Flying Connection soars for first career Stakes victory

Two-year-old Daughter of Nyquist wins Zia Park Princess Stakes

Following a breathtaking 15 1/4-length maiden victory on November 7th, Nyquist's juvenile daughter Flying Connection jumped straight into Stakes company and scored by three and one-quarter lengths in the Zia Princess Stakes at Zia Park on November 22nd. 

Quick out of the gate, just as she was in her maiden win, Flying Connection made the lead at the half-mile mark and never looked back and saw her lead widening at the finish.

A $250,000 Keeneland September Yearling last year, Flying Connection was bred in Kentucky by Liberty Road Stables. She is out of the multiple Stakes winner and G1 Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint-third Free Flying Soul, by former Darley stallion Quiet American. Second dam Ruby Surprise won the G2 Humana Distaff at Churchill Downs along with the G3 Turfway Breeders' Cup Stakes at Turfway Park.

The leading first crop sire of 2020, Nyquist is having yet another solid year, with runners such as G2 winner/G1-placed Slow Down Andy, multiple Graded Stakes winner Turnerloose (G2 Rachel Alexandra Stakes), Scalding (G3 Ben Ali Stakes, G3 Challenger Stakes), Absolutely Zero (Fasig-Tipton Futurity) and Breakthrough (Wolf Hill Stakes) and Team Merchants (full brother to Slow Down Andy, multiple Stakes winner).

Nyquist will stand for a fee of $55,000 in 2023.