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Inglorious - Queen's Plate - Woodbine on June 26

Inglorious: from the final crop of former Coolmore sire Hennessy

  PICTURE: Michael Burns Photography 

Hennessy filly sweeps to Queen's Plate success

A SUPERIOR turn of foot saw Inglorious sweep through her rivals to become the 34th filly in 152 renewals to win the Queen's Plate, Canada's most prestigious race, at Woodbine on Sunday.

 Inglorious is from the 11th and final crop of former Coolmore Kentucky stallion Hennessy, who died in 2007 while on shuttle duty in Argentina.

A two-year-old Grade 1 winner himself, Hennessy developed into a versatile and highly successful stallion, his best winners including the outstanding European juvenile Johannesburg, dual 1,000 Guineas winner Special Duty, Grade 1-winning dirt sprinter Henny Hughes and 1m2f Australian Group 1 winner Grand Armee. Now, in Inglorious, he is the sire of a top-class performer on Polytrack.

Bred by Arosa Farms in Canada, Inglorious was purchased by Ciaran Dunne on behalf of Donna and Verne Dubinsky's Donver Stable for C$90,000 at the 2009 Canadian-bred Select Yearling Sale at Woodbine. She is the second talented performer from three named foals out of Woodbine Listed winner Noble Strike following the Listed-placed Sebastian's Song (by Cherokee Run).

By Smart Strike, whose son Tenpins sired last year's Queen's Plate winner Big Red Mike, Noble Strike is the best of eight winners out of Green Noble, a Listed-winning daughter of Green Dancer.

Noble Strike has a two-year-old filly by Dixie Union.





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