First winner in Britain for Violence
Quivery obliged in a 7f fillies' novice stakes at Doncaster
Kentucky freshman sire Violence recorded his first winner in Britain on Sunday, as the Jeremy Noseda-trained Quivery delivered a late challenge to get past the equally well-fancied Dubawi filly Arabian Gift - one of nine opponents in the 7f fillies' novice stakes at Doncaster.
Quivery is out of the winning Distorted Humor mare Passion Du Coeur and was purchased for $360,000 at the breeze-up sales at Ocala this March by owner Marc Keller.
Passion Du Coeur is a sister to the Grade 2-placed Distorted Passion, dam of last year's Grade 1 Just A Game Stakes third Mrs McDougal. The pair are out of a Listed-placed half-sister to Warbling, twice runner-up in Grade 1 company.
Trained by Todd Pletcher, Violence was a top-class miler at two, winning both the Grade 2 Nashua Stakes at Aquaduct and the Grade 1 Futurity Stakes at Hollywood Park, before going on to finish second to fellow sire Orb in the Grade 2 Fountain Of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park at three on his fourth and final start.
Violence was retired to Hill 'n' Dale Farms in Kentucky, where he has stood at a fee of $15,000 since 2014.