Mademoiselle Coco, a half sister to champion Havre de Grace, broke her maiden in her third start May 25 at Delaware Park.

Owned and bred by Nancy Dillman and trained by Larry Jones, the 3-year-old filly Mademoiselle Coco in her first start around two turns grabbed the early lead under Gabriel Saez and never looked back en route to a two-length victory over Sherini. She covered the one mile and 70 yards in 1:45.12 on a track rated fast. Watch Video

Mademoiselle Coco, by Medaglia d'Oro out of the Carson City mare Easter Bunnette, finished seventh and sixth in her first two starts at sprint distances at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots and Churchill Downs, respectively.

Havre de Grace, by Saint Liam out of Easter Bunnette, also was bred by Dillman. She was purchased for $380,000 at the 2008 Keeneland September yearling sale by Fox Hill Farm.

Havre de Grace, also trained by Jones, went on to win three grade I stakes, including the Woodward against males in 2011, and earn $2,586,175. She was voted champion older female and Horse of the Year for 2011, and in 2012 was purchased for $10 million by Mandy Pope's Whisper Hill Farm at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November sale.

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