Anne M. Eberhardt

Bernardini Scores First Winner at Hollywood

Champion Bernardini's first winner scores at Hollywood first time out.

Champion and classic winner Bernardini  came through with his first winner when his daughter A Z Warrior won at Hollywood Park July 15 in her first start. A homebred for Zayat Stables, A Z Warrior scored by a 1 1/2 lengths in 1:04.14 for the 5 1/2 furlongs (VIDEO).

A Kentucky-bred, A Z Warrior is a half-sister to graded stakes winner E Z Warrior and added-money winner J Z Warrior and is the fifth winner from as many foals of racing age out of the stakes-placed Carson City mare Carson Jen.

Bernardini (A.P. Indy—Cara Rafaela, by Quiet American) won the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) and two other grade I stakes the year of his 3-year-old championship in 2006. He stands at Sheikh Mohammed’s Darley near Lexington. His 2010 fee was $60,000.

Bernardini is represented by 109 juveniles.