first-season sire

Great Solution for Growing Venture at Gestut Lunzen  

BADEN-BADEN, Germany--His name has been etched into the annals of German racing history as the winner, in 2018, of the Grosser Preis von Berlin, followed three weeks later by the Grosser Preis von Baden. Best Solution (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) then turned this Group 1 double into a treble by flying to the other side of the world and adding the Caulfield Cup to his fine record as a 4-year-old.  In 2020, the Godolphin colour-bearer retired to stud in Germany with a powerful syndicate of some of the country's leading breeders...

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Gustav Klimt Sires First Winner In Milan

3rd-San Siro, €7,700, Vdn., 6-28, 2yo, 1400mT, 1:30.20. SOPRAN BLAKEY (IRE) (c, 2, Gustav Klimt {Ire}--Perino {Ire}, by Speightstown), who was making his debut, was sent off at 2-1. Sitting in a stalking third, the bay temporarily lost his position rounding the bend but was skipping along nicely as the field straightened for the drive. He sidled up to favoured longtime leader Foxy Lady (Ity) (Lord Chaparral {Ire}) a furlong from the wire, before cruising past her to win in a canter by 4 1/2 lengths. He is the first...

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Cracksman Off The Mark In Milan

2nd-San Siro, €13,200, Debutante, 2yo, f, 1400mT, 1:22.40. ALOA (GB), (f, 2, Cracksman {GB}--Amber Silk {Ire}, by Lawman {Fr}), sent off at just over 7-5 favouritism, raced in third a few lengths off the pacesetter. Establishing a good rhythm on the turn, the blaze-faced chestnut tipped out inside the final 600 metres and drew into contention with a quarter-mile remaining. Kept to her task, she subdued Kinkawa (GB) (Camacho {GB}) by the furlong-pole and stayed on to win by a 2 1/4 lengths to become the first winner for her...

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Zaskar Celebrates First In Foal Mare

Zaskar (Fr) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) had his first mare scanned in foal, Haras de Cercy announced via Twitter on Friday. A son of the undefeated G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine Zarkava (Ire) (Zamindar), he stands for €2,200 at Haras de Cercy this year.

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Vadamos Sires First Winner in Italy

1st-Chilivani, €5,500, 6-15, Mdn, 2yo, 1200mT, 1:13.74. SA PALA UMBROSSA (IRE) (f, 2, Vadamos {Fr}-Grain de Beaute {Ire}, by Lawman {Fr}) was tabbed a slim second-favourite at 2-1 against the colts in this debut. She ran out a solid 2 3/4-length winner over fellow filly Lory di Tony (GB) (Adaay {Ire}), by a fellow first-season sire. She is the first winner for her freshman sire and G1 Prix du Moulin de Longchamp victor (by Monsun {Ger}). Sa Pala Umbrossa is also the third foal, second to race and second winner...

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Strath Burn's Speed Whay Debuts a Winner in Italy

2nd-Agnano, €12,100, Debutante, 6-5, 2yo, 1000m, my. SPEED WHAY (IRE) (c, 2, Strath Burn {GB}--Go Maggie Go {Ire}, by Kheleyf), an 8-5 second favourite with fellow Scuderia SSIM SRL runner Claptrap (Ire) (Dandy Man {Ire}), became the first starter and first winner for his first-season sire (by Equiano {Fr}) when saluting by a half-length on debut over his stablemate at Napoli on Friday. The winner is a half-brother to Terre Brune (GB) (Dutch Art {GB}), who won the Listed Premio Divino Amore-Trofeo; and a yearling filly by Camelot (GB). His...

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