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She’s My Niece went to the front early and never looked back in the $50,000 Chantilly Stakes at Assiniboia Downs in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, on Monday, June 24, taking the six-furlong affair for 3-year-old fillies by 1½ lengths.

The daughter of Hard Spun entered the race off a dead-heat victory in the Slinky Overnight Stakes at Assiniboia three weeks earlier. She went off as the 3-1 third choice in the eight-horse Chantilly field, with Zorina, whom she shared the win in her previous start, the 13-10 public choice. 

She’s My Niece began well from post position five and was immediately asked for speed by Damario Bynoe. She responded in kind, dropping to the rail and taking the lead in the first eighth of a mile. She built up a 1½-length lead on her rivals through a first quarter in :23.69, and began to open up as they rounded the turn, leading by 3 lengths with a quarter mile to go. Zorina gave a valiant chase, but proved no better than second, as She’s My Niece hit the wire as much the best. The final time for the distance over a fast track was 1:13.20.

The Chantilly was She’s My Niece’s third win in a busy 16-race career and 11th on-the-board finish, and boosted her career earnings to $122,512. She was claimed by current co-owner Kane Kachur, who co-owns her with Sharyn Houle, for $32,000 out of a 9½-length maiden win at Santa Anita Park Jan. 1, in which she became the first Maryland-bred to win a race in 2024. At the start of the Assiniboia meet the third week of May, she shipped from Turf Paradise and was transferred to the barn of current trainer Jared Brown.

Bred by Glenangus Farm, She’s My Niece is the second foal, and first winner, out of the Afleet Alex mare Anydayismyday. She was sold as a yearling at the 2022 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky sale for $20,000 to Tari Brocklebank. Glenangus spent $155,000 to purchase Anydayismyday, in foal to Good Magic, at the 2019 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale – the filly she was carrying, Champlain’s Dream, brought $90,000 at the 2021 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic yearling sale. Anydayismyday has a yearling colt by Paynter and was bred to Corniche for 2024. 

 

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