Pencarrow mare The White Queen (NZ) (Cape Blanco) secured the first win of her career with a front-running victory in Wednesday’s $10,000 Waikato Stud Maiden (1600m) at Matamata.
Ridden by Danielle Johnson, The White Queen slid forward to lead in the first 200 metres of the race. She kicked away powerfully at the top of the straight, then held out the late challenge of Teen Titan (Fiorente) to win by a long neck. The rest of the field finished another seven lengths away.
Trained by Stephen Marsh, The White Queen has now picked up a win and three second placings from her 12 starts.
The White Queen is raced by Sir Peter Vela and was bred by Pencarrow Thoroughbreds Ltd.
She is out of Madame Echezeaux (NZ) (Montjeu), an unraced half-sister to the multiple Group 1 winner and sire Darci Brahma (NZ) (Danehill) and the multiple stakes winner and sire Burgundy (NZ) (Redoute’s Choice).
Second dam Grand Echezeaux (NZ) (Zabeel) was also a Group 1 winner and a champion broodmare, while her three-quarter sister Romanee Conti (NZ) (Sir Tristram) won the Hong Kong International Cup and was dam of the legendary Ethereal (NZ) (Rhythm).