Trainer George Weaver has made the journey to Royal Ascot before but until this year's international event had yet to have his picture taken in the winners circle. That all changed on June 21 when his two-year-old Nyquist filly, Crimson Advocate, bravely held on to win the G2 Queen Mary.
Jockey Johnny Velasquez commented that the filly didn't break that well from her inside post and seemed to be shying away from the rail so he had to bring her over to the field to his right shortly after the start. She quickly made the lead and then held on at the finish from a hard-charging Relief Rally.
Crimson Advocate was bred in Kentucky in the name of Tom Mara's Whitehall Lane Farm. She is out of the multiple Stakes winner and G3-placed mare Citizen Advocate. She, in turn, is a half to Come a Callin, dam of Breeder's Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Caledonia Road, G3 winner Officiating, Stakes winner One of a Kind, and the granddam of 2023 G2 Wood Memorial winner Lord Miles.
Crimson Advocate is Nyquist's 15th Graded/Group Stakes juvenile. That's more at this stage of his career than any other American stallion ever. In addition to Crimson Advocate, Nyquist is also the sire of 2023 multiple Stakes winners Johannes and Flying Connection, and other 2023 Stakes winners Hacking It Up and New York Thunder.