Rougir made her four-year-old debut a winning one with an impressive three-length victory in the G3 Beaugay Stakes at Belmont Park on Saturday, 14 May.
Now based in the U.S. with trainer Chad Brown, the daughter of Territories was making her first start since her troubled seventh-place finish in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf. Prior to that race, the chestnut filly captured the G1 Prix de l’Opera at Longchamp.
Breaking alertly under jockey Flavien Prat, Rougir was settled toward the rear of the seven-horse field as Plum Ali set a moderate tempo up front. Rougir made her move on the far turn, swinging four-wide as she set her sights on the leaders. Rougir continued to close strongly in the stretch, taking command inside the eighth pole before pulling away to post the win.
Rougir was bred in France by Jan Krauze and is out of the Stakes-placed Elusive City mare Summer Moon, who hails from the extended family of Kahyasi and Key Change.
Territories is the sire of 11 Black Type performers from his first two crops, including fellow Stakes winners Aldaary and Fulgentia.
He stands at Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket for £10,000, Oct 1, SLF.