Nationhood, a six-year-old son of Darley America stallion Cherokee Run, recorded his second Stakes win and sixth career win overall on March 9 when landing the Coyote Handicap at Turf Paradise.
The Mike Chambers-trained entire tracked the early pace before joining the leaders when turning for home. Hitting the front with a furlong left to run, Nationhood sprinted home to win the six-and-a-half furlong contest by half a length.
Bred by Laurence Goichman, he is out of the winning mare Elhasna – herself a full sister to multiple G1 winner and sire Dayjur.
Earlier in the weekend, Cherokee Run’s three-year-old daughter Acacia recorded her first Black type when third in the G2 Fair Ground Oaks. Her race featured as part of the Louisiana Derby undercard, which was won in emphatic style by Pyro who will retire to Darley America at the conclusion of his racing career.
Cherokee Run, who sired 17 individual Stakes performers last year including Breeders’ Cup Juvenile hero and leading Kentucky Derby fancy War Pass, stands at a fee of $40,000 Stands and Nurses.