Sun Bee Stings in Maiden Breaker

SUN BEE put in a sharp effort to score her first career victory on Saturday, July 8 at Delaware Park. She’d been close several times, finishing second in five of her seven lifetime starts before Saturday’s race.

A field of nine fillies entered the gate for the 1 1/16 miles on the turf; Sun Bee had the services of Mychel Sanchez. The pair sat mid-pack before swinging to the three-path at the top of the stretch, gaining ground and hitting the wire a half-length in front of runner-up Heckled.

The 3-year-old English Channel filly is out of Spooky Kitten, by Kitten’s Joy. She is bred very similarly to her stablemate, graded stakes winner English Bee, as both are by English Channel from Kitten’s Joy mares. Chestnuts with blaze faces run strong in that line! Congratulations to breeder/owners Calumet Farm on this girl’s first win!








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