Grade 1 Winner Guarana To Be Bred To Charlatan In 2022 - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Grade 1 Winner Guarana To Be Bred To Charlatan In 2022

Guarana’s first Grade 1 win came in the 2019 Acorn

Hill 'n' Dale Farm announced today that Guarana, recently purchased from the Fasig-Tipton November Sale for $4.4 million, will visit multiple Grade 1 winner Charlatan, the farm's most recent addition to their roster at Xalapa Farm.

The model of consistency, millionaire Guarana compiled a record of five wins and a second from six starts. Awarded TDN Rising Star status after breaking her maiden by 14 3/4 lengths, she followed up that victory in her next start with a stakes record performance in the Grade 1 Acorn, winning by six lengths and defeating Kentucky Oaks winner Serengeti Empress.

She captured two of the three legs of New York's Filly Triple Tiara with her win in the G1 Coaching Club American Oaks. Her third Grade 1 win came at the expense of Mia Mischief in the Madison at Keeneland.

Out of a daughter of Breeders' Cup Champion Pleasant Home who is out of a half-sister to champion Sky Beauty, Guarana is reflective of the caliber of mare that Charlatan is attracting.

“We have received overwhelming interest in Charlatan from absolute top class breeders,” said Hill 'n' Dale president John G. Sikura. “We are looking to lead the way with our best mares as a bold sign of both our commitment to and our belief in Charlatan's chances at stud.”

Charlatan, a son of Speightstown, won the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby by six lengths and the Grade 1 Malibu by 4 1/2 lengths. With a record of four wins and a second from five starts, he retired with career earnings over $4 million.

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