Ike and Dawn Thrash’s Turnerloose made her first start on dirt a winning one when she rallied from off the pace to win the G2 Rachel Alexandra Stakes by a half-length over Goddess of Fire at Fair Grounds 19 February. Finishing a close third was another Nyquist filly, Awake At Midnyte.
Turnerloose, a three-year-old daughter of Nyquist, made four starts as a juvenile, all on turf. After breaking her maiden in her debut, she captured the Aristocrat Juvenile Fillies Stakes at Kentucky Downs, then was a close third in the G2 Jessamine Stakes at Keeneland. Her final start of 2021 was in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Del Mar.
Well spotted in fourth as Hidden Connection inherited the lead on the backstretch, Turnerloose was put under a ride as the field approached the quarter pole. Steered out for the stretch run, Turnerloose came charging down the center of the course to reel in Goddess of Fire to win by a half-length.
Bred in Kentucky by William Humphries and Altair Farms LLC, Turnerloose is out of the mare Goaltending, an unraced daughter of A.P. Indy. Goaltending’s dam, Game Face, was a multiple Graded Stakes winner, with victories coming in the G1 Princess Rooney, G2 Inside Information and G2 Honorable Miss Stakes.
The leading first crop sire of 2020, Nyquist's current crop of three-year-olds include the promising Slow Down Andy, winner of the G2 Los Alamitos Futurity last year; Awake At Midnyte, who has also finished second in the G2 Santa Ynez this season and Ignitis, third in the Listed Smarty Jones Stakes at Oaklawn Park.
Nyquist is standing the 2022 breeding season at Jonabell Farm for $55,000, stands and nurses.