Nyquist kept the party going the day after wining the Eclipse Award for 2015’s best two-year-old Mare by partaking in a training session. He took to the fast main track at Santa Anita Park, working five furlongs in a time of 1:00 4/5.
Nyquist and his trainer, Doug O’Neill, are prepping for his debut as a three-year-old at next month’s $200,000 San Vicente Stakes (gr. II), which is seven furlongs in length, and will be held on February 15th.
“The work was as good as Doug likes to have it,” said assistant trainer Leandro Mora. “He went out (to six furlongs) in (1:14) and galloped out (to seven furlongs) in 1:28. It was very good.”
Nyquist recieved 255 first-place votes for the Best two-year-old mare Eclipse Award. The other three first-place votes went to Mohaymen. He is undefeated in five races, winning three gr. I races.
Also getting in some training time on the track for their three-year-old debut as well was Mor Spirit, who won the Los Alamitos Futurity (gr. I), and is owned by Michael Lund Peterson. Rider Gary Stevens, who regularly rides Mor Spirit, helped guide him through the five furlong training session in a time of 1:01.
Mor Spirit is training for the February 6th running of the Robert Lewis Stakes (gr. III), which is 1 /16 miles in length. “It was a good work,” said Bob Baffert assistant Jimmy Barnes. “Gary loved it.”