Fusaichi Samurai, a half-brother to Ascot Stud’s exciting young sire Global View, made it win number four when successful over 1600m at Sunland Park on Sunday.
The Street Cry gelding, who has now won or placed in 11 of his 15 outings, won the dirt race in game fashion, with the favourite edging clear in midstretch to withhold a challenge from eventual runner up Timeless Indy by a neck. It was another four lengths back to third place finisher Looks To Spare.
Fusaichi Samurai and Global View are both out of the blue blooded Storm Cat mare Egyptian Queen –a whose dam is former Irish champion Warrior Queen.
The latter, whose sire Quiet American is also broodmare sire of champion and successful sire Bernardini, is also dam of G2 San Felipe Stakes winner A P Warrior, who earned over $500 000 during his racing career.
This is the family of champion 2yo and hugely influential sire Storm Bird, sire of US champion sire Storm Cat, and broodmare sire of another champion sire in Thunder Gulch.
Warrior Queen’s grandson Global View was a top class racehorse, who won the G3 Generous Stakes at two, and G2 American Turf Stakes at three, and retired to stud having amassed prize money of nearly $500 000.
Global View, who successfully covered a top class book of mares in 2016, is a son of the world’s number one sire Galileo, champion sire in Britain/Ireland on eight occasions, and whose 230 plus stakes winners include such champions as Frankel, Found, Golden Lilac, Teofilo, Minding, Gleneagles, Igugu, and Misty For Me.
Galileo’s successful sire sons include Teofilo, New Approach and current sensation Frankel, whose first crop took the world by storm in 2016.