Fri, 05/28/2021 - 21:30

First-crop sire Unified’s first winner arrived on Friday when Behave Virginia drew off by 6 lengths to win on debut under the Twin Spires.

Bred in Kentucky by Khalid Mishref Alkahtani, the bay filly was purchased by trainer Kenny McPeek for Lucky Seven Stable for $115,000 as a yearling at the Keeneland September sale.

First two-year-olds by Unified are proving very impressive on the track and in the sales ring. He has seen multiple six-figure sales up to $530,000.

Three-time graded stakes winner Unified was tabbed a “TDN Rising Star” in his successful debut, earning a 99 Beyer—the highest of his generation. The son of super sire Candy Ride (ARG) went on to win the Grade 2 Peter Pan Stakes in 1:47 flat, one of the fastest times since the 1980s. He also claimed the Grade 2 Bay Shore Stakes and the Grade 3 Gulfstream Park Sprint where he posted a 101 Beyer.