Maxfield made an eye-catching move on the far turn, rocketing past his rivals while racing out near the center of the course, on his way to winning the G1 Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity by five-and-a-half-lengths at Keeneland Oct. 5.
The two-year-old son of Street Sense not only notched his first G1 win in his Stakes debut, he also secured an all-fees-paid berth in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita.
Breaking a step slowly under Jose Ortiz, Maxfield raced near the rear of the field through the early stages of the race. The Godolphin homebred began picking off rivals one-by-one as he closed in on the leaders.
Moved into the clear on the far turn, Maxfield rocketed past his rivals while racing six-wide. He took command at the top of the stretch and drew off, crossing the finish line an easy winner.
Maxfield was bred in Kentucky and is out of the mare Velvety, a winning daughter of Darley stallion, Bernardini. Velvety is out of the multiple Graded Stakes-winner, Caress (G3 Beaugay, G3 Poker H., etc.), and is a half-sister to Sky Mesa (G1 Hopeful) and Golden Velvet (G3 Sixty Sails).
In addition to Maxfield, Street Sense is also represented by 2019 Graded Stakes winners McKinzie (G1 Whitney, G2 Alysheba Stakes), Dixie Blossoms (G1 Coolmore Classic), Champagne Anyone (G2 Gulfstream Park Oaks), Air Strike (G2 Triple Bend), Doctor Mounty (G3 Tropical Turf) and Aztec Sense (G3 Fred W. Hooper Stakes).