Calumet Farm's hombred Delaphene became the first winner for the farm's stallion Oxbow when the 2-year-old filly broke her maiden over a yielding Arlington International turf course July 16. She covered the mile in 1:45.76.
Delaphene, trained by Eoin Harty, was making her second start for her first win, after finishing mid-pack in her 4 1/2-furlong debut June 22 over the synthetic surface at Presque Isle Downs.
At Arlington under Pedro Cotto Jr., Delaphene tracked the early pace then ducked in during the stretch run, but drew clear late by 3 1/2 lengths at the wire.
Delaphene is out of the Empire Maker mare Boustierre. Boustierre, bred by Millsec—an arm of the Juddmonte Farms operation—is out of the Danzig mare Chaminade. Brad Kelley's Bluegrass Hall purchased her for $10,000 during the 2012 Keeneland January sale.
Oxbow, a 7-year-old son of Awesome Again —Tizamazing, by Cees Tizzy, won the 2013 Preakness Stakes (G1) for Kelley's Calumet Farm and trainer D. Wayne Lukas. He also was second behind Palace Malice in the Belmont Stakes (G1). Leading up to the classics he won the Lecomte Stakes (G3) at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots and was second in Oaklawn Park's Rebel Stakes (G2).
Oxbow stands at Calumet where his fee for 2017 was $20,000.