Nyquist records winner number 13 with two-year-old daughter, Minute Waltz, as she wins strikingly on debut at Churchill Downs October 31st.
Breaking from the outside post, Minute Waltz settled mid-pack behind a blistering pace in the six-furlong maiden dirt contest. Making her bid four wide around the turn, she loomed large at the top of the stretch and drew clear to win by three-and-a-half lengths.
Bred in Kentucky by Everett Dobson’s Candy Meadows LLC, Minute Waltz was a $425,000 yearling at the 2019 Keeneland September Yearling sale. She is owned by Rigney Racing and trained by Philip Bauer. From the family of current sires Justin Phillip and Algorithms, Minute Waltz is out of the Yes It’s True mare Is It Safe.
Minute Waltz’s victory maintains Nyquist at #1 on the freshman sire list, as his standout G1 winners Vequist and Gretzky the Great both head to the Breeders’ Cup next weekend. G1 Spinaway winner Vequist, goes next in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, and G1 Summer Stakes winner Gretzky the Great, heads to the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf. Nyquist is the first freshman sire since Danzig in 1984 to have two G1-winning juveniles before the end of September.