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Posted 2024-06-10 19:00:01  
Ebony Flyer's Offspring, T'Challa, Claims Maiden Victory in Style

T’Challa, a colt sired by Kingman and out of the remarkable Ebony Flyer, secured his first win at Windsor this evening.

The 3-year-old colt, owned by Team Valor, maintained a prominent position throughout the race, ultimately surpassing the favorite, Midair.

T’Challa showed promise on his debut but was overly eager in his second race, resulting in a lackluster finish.

With Oisin Murphy reclaiming the reins from Kevin Stott, he skillfully guided T’Challa. Despite being a length behind at the 2-furlong mark, Murphy’s persistence paid off as T’Challa surged forward, outpacing his favored rival.

Ebony Flyer, T’Challa’s dam, was a luminary in South Africa, capturing three Group 1 victories across distances ranging from 1200m to 1600m. Her triumphs in the Majorca Stakes, SA Fillies Sprint, and Cape Fillies Guineas remain highlights of her illustrious career.

Image courtesy of Windsor Racecourse (Darren Cool) 

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