First Foal for MGISW Vekoma

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Spendthrift Farm's Vekoma (Candy Ride {Arg}), winner of the GI Met Mile and GI Carter H. is represented by his first foal, a filly that was born early Saturday at Crowning Point Farm in Paris, Kentucky.

“She's a nice filly, we thought she was a colt because of how big she was from a maiden mare,” said Julie Rini of Crowning Point. “She has a nice shoulder and hip, good bone and appears to be correct. We are very happy.”

Bred by Loren Nichols, the bay is the first foal out of Bella Alicita (Bellamy Road), who was stakes placed as a juvenile and is from the immediate family of graded stakes winner Blazing Fury. Campaigned by trainer George Weaver for R. A. Hill Stable and Gatsas Stables, Vekoma won on debut in 1:08 4/5 before earning his first graded win in the GIII Nashua S. At three, he won Keeneland's GII Toyota Blue Grass S., and the next season added the Carter and Met Mile in addition to the Sir Shackleford S. at Gulfstream.

Vekoma, who retired to Spendthrift with earnings of $1,245,525, covered 222 mares in his first book in 2021. The 6-year-old chestnut is set to stand his second season at stud for a fee of $17,500 S&N.


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