Daughter of German Oaks winner off the mark
QUETSCHE, a daughter of 1997 German 1,000 Guineas (Gr2) and Preis der Diana (Gr2) heroine Que Belle, won on her debut in a 1m2f maiden race for three-year-olds at Cagnes-sur-Mer today.
The Gone West filly was bought at the 2007 Keeneland September yearling sale by Ecurie des Monceaux for $450,000, and is now trained by Jean-Cloude Rouget.
She is a half-sister to the Storm Cat horse Osidy, who finished third in the Prix la Rochette (Gr3) when trained in France, and won the Will Rogers Stakes (Gr3) after being transferred to race in the US. He now stands at Elite Thoroughbreds in Louisiana.
A daughter of Seattle Dancer and out of a half-sister to Lockinge Stakes winner Emperor Jones, Que Belle also finished second to Astarabad in the Prix Ganay (Gr1) in 1998. Later that year she was sold to B. Wayne Hughes to race in the US.