San Lucar determined winner of G3 Clasico Jose Saavedra Baeza

Two-year-old Midshipman filly earns first Graded Stakes victory in just her third start

San Lucar notched her first Graded Stakes win when put away Indy War nearing the wire to capture the G3 Clasico Jose Saavedra Baeza at Hipodromo Chile by three-quarters of a length on Saturday, 4 May.

The victory improved the two-year-old Midshipman filly’s record to two wins in three career starts.

San Lucar broke alertly and was settled towards the rear of the field early, as Indy War shot to the front and opened up four-length lead over Pulcinella (Nyquist). Indy War continued to show the way into the far turn, but the rest of the field was beginning to get closer. At the top of the stretch, Indy War still clung to a narrow lead as San Lucar suddenly loomed a major threat, swiftly making up ground while racing along the inside rail. 

San Lucar was tipped to the outside for the final drive and responded bravely, drawing alongside Indy War in deep stretch and eventually edging away late to earn the victory.

Bred in Chile by Haras Don Alberto, San Lucar is out of the winning Johannesburg mare, Scary, and is a half-sister to Stakes winner Sansa (by Stevie Wonderboy). Also hailing from the immediate family are G1 General San Martin winner, Special Dubai (E Dubai) and Sarapia, winner of the G2 Juan Shaw.

Midshipman has the distinction of being the only stallion with multiple juvenile Stakes winners at Saratoga in 2023 – two-time Stakes winner, Amidst Waves, and Ship Cadet, winner of the Listed Skidmore College Stakes. 

Midshipman is standing the 2024 breeding season at Jonabell Farm for $15,000, stands and nurses.