Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Givhans Ferry debuted a winner June 26 at Churchill Downs, closing strongly in the final strides to give the 2-year-old filly a three-quarter length victory in the five furlong maiden special weight contest.
Trained by David Carroll for Helen Alexander, Givhans Ferry earned $35,820 for the win. She covered the distance in :58.13 over a main track rated “good”.
The WinStar-bred chestnut daughter of Congaree, out of the Seeking the Gold mare Trepidation, is a full sister to two-time Irish Group 3 winner Maoineach and a half sister to Iowa Derby winner Tiz Now Tiz Then bankrolled over $410,000 and was also second in the Remington Park Derby and third in the Grade 2 Jim Dandy S. at Saratoga.
Trepidation is a direct female descendant of Dispute, who won four Grade 1 events, including the Kentucky Oaks, and earned over $1.1 million.
Givhans Ferry was sold at the 2010 Keeneland September yearling sale for $95,000 to Larkin Armstrong, agent.