Slashing delivers cutting edge performance at Gulfstream

Wires the field to become Nyquist’s ninth winner from his first crop to race

The extraordinary success of Nyquist’s first crop continued to be seen on October 7th as the two-year-old Slashing became his sire’s ninth winner in a maiden special weight at Gulfstream Park West.

Sent off as the second choice in the field of seven, the bay colt was quickest out of the gate in the eight-panel event, and never looked back as he made every call a winning one and crossed the finish line five and one-quarter lengths in front.

Bred in Kentucky by Brereton C. Jones, Slashing is out of the G3-placed Proud Citizen mare Proud Pearl, a half-sister to G1 Kentucky Oaks and G1 Alabama winner Proud Spell as well as multiple Stakes winner No Distortion and Stakes-placed Really Proud.

Nyquist is also the sire of G1 Spinaway winner Vequist, G1 Summer Stakes winner Gretzky The Great, Saratoga and Keeneland winner as well as G1 Spinaway-placed Lady Lilly, Saratoga winner Team Merchants, Ellis Park winners Assertive Style and Dream Quist, Laurel debut winner Kwist, and Churchill debut winner Seeking Seca.