Joyeuse, the juvenile half sister to undefeated, multiple European champion Frankel, won her first time out May 28 as the favorite in a six-furlong maiden race at Lingfield Park.
The filly by Oasis Dream out of Kind, by Danehill, showed an enthusiastic running style similar to that of her famous half brother. Once she settled, she drew clear of the field then won by an impressive 3 1/4 lengths, reported a Frankel website created by Juddmonte Farms, which bred, raced, and now stands Frankel and races Joyeuse.
Like Frankel, Joyeuse is trained by Sir Henry Cecil and was ridden by Tom Queally.
"I was happy with the way she did it," Queally said after the race. "The ground was on the slow side and better ground would bring out more in her. She was very professional in the race."
Joyeuse may now be aimed at the Albany Stakes (Eng-III) at Royal Ascot in June.
Oasis Dream stands at Banstead Manor Stud along with Frankel (Galileo—Kind). The 13-year-old group I-winning son of Green Desert is currently the leading sire in Europe by winners and the leading British-based sire by prize money.
Joyeuse's win comes just days after Noble Mission —Frankel's 4-year-old full brother—won his first race of the season, the listed Tapster Stakes at Goodwood.