First Winner

Bucchero Represented By First Winner

Toddchero (Bucchero) gave his freshman sire (by Kantharos) his first winner Friday night when taking his debut at Lone Star. Sporting a pair of blinkers for this unveiling, the 5-2 shot caught a flier off the blocks and never gave them a chance after putting up a comfortable :45.65 half, cruising home under a hand ride to win by 3 1/2 lengths. B W P Spirit (The Big Beast) chased him home the entire way. Toddchero has a yearling half-brother by Khozan and French Politics was bred to Caracaro for...

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Good Magic Represented By First Winner at Churchill

Curly Jack gave his Eclipse-winning young sire Good Magic his first winner with a stylish debut victory at Churchill Downs Thursday afternoon. Given a 4-1 chance, the $180,000 KEESEP acquisition was away without issue from his rail draw and tugged his way up the fence to seize the early advantage, clocking a :22.33 opening quarter. Pressed by Boxster (West Coast) through a :45.62 half-mile, the bay dispatched that foe with ease in the lane, rolling clear to a four-length score. GISP Connie and Michael is also responsible for the SP...

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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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Awesome Slew Gets First Winner at Gulfstream

Ocala Stud-based Awesome Slew was represented by his winner at Gulfstream when Awesome Strong romped in his unveiling. Dispatched as the slight second choice at 7-5, Awesome Strong was away without incident from the rail and settled in third through a snappy :21.79 opening quarter. Taking control entering the far turn, the bay rolled clear in the lane to graduate in style by six lengths. Don't Answer (Uncaptured) was the runner-up. The winner is a half to Bad Debt (Grand Reward), MSW & MGSP, $838,330. Pleasant Ring has not produced...

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Freshman Oscar Performance Off the Mark at Keeneland

2nd-Keeneland, $76,240, Msw, 4-28, 2yo, 5 1/2fT, 1:03.85, fm, 2 lengths. ANDTHEWINNERIS (c, 2, Oscar Performance--Run Like the Boss, by Scat Daddy) was sent off the 4.10-1 second choice and showed a decisive turn of foot in the final eighth of a mile to become the first winner for his Mill Ridge-based freshman sire (by Kitten's Joy) at Keeneland Thursday afternoon. Void of early speed, Andthewinneris raced last but one early and improved by one position as they hit the turn. Traveling smoothly inside on the bend, he was angled...

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Fern O'Brien Rides First Winner at Carlisle

Fern O'Brien booted home her first winner when Lord P (GB) (Brazen Beau {Aus}) won at 25-1 in the VL Aesthetics Honours Shona Cunningham H. at Carlisle on Monday. Lord P, who races for Martin Breeze, captured the event by 3 1/4 lengths and hails from O'Brien's father Fergal's Ravenswell yard. She said, "It was a bit of a steering job to be honest. He's very good and it was just very easy, I didn't need to do much more than push the button. I did my pony amateur course...

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First Winner is 'Sweet' For Luck of the Kitten in Italy

1st-Syracuse, €11,000, Mdn., 6-2, 2yo, 1200mT. MY SWEETIE (ITY) (f, 2, Luck of the Kitten--Marbella Girl {Ire}, by Holy Roman Emperor {Ire}), favoured at 7-5 in this second start, zipped straight to the head of affairs and raced by her lonesome through the back straight. A rival applied some token pressure on the turn, but My Sweetie rebroke and kicked home to win by daylight as much the best to become the first winner for her first-season sire (by Kitten's Joy). It was four lengths back to Lady Affaire (Ity)...

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Churchill Sires First Winner in Rome

3rd-Rome, €13,200, Mdn., 6-2, 2yo, 1400m (AWT). IL GRANDE GATSBY (IRE), (c, 2, Churchill {Ire}--Irene Watts {GB} {GSP-Ity, $133,610}, by Miswaki Tern), who ran second when unveiled over 1200 metres on the local synthetic on May 9, was the second choice on the board at 2-1 in this step up in trip. Noticeably warm in the preliminaries, he perched in fourth while glued to the fence through the opening furlongs. Shifted out on the bend, he was asked for his bid 400 metres from home and, began to make inroads...

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Mohaymen Gets First Winner in Prairie Meadows Dead Heat

Freshman stallion Mohaymen got off the mark as a sire when Whistlewhileyoumow won a maiden special weight at Prairie Meadows in a dead heat Monday. The 2-year-old gelding, gray like his sire, was making his first career start in the 4 1/2 furlong contest after being purchased earlier this year at the OBS March sale for $37,000 by John Ballantyne/NBS Stable. He had worked a furlong in :10.2 at the sale and had since been gelded. Whistlewhileyoumow broke from the inside and was quickly up with the leaders. Before the...

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Time Test Gains First Winner at Milan

2nd-Milan, €13,200, Mdn., 2yo, 1000mT, 1:01.50. THE KING'S HORSES (GB) (c, 2, Time Test {GB}-Natty Bumppo {Ire}, by Kheleyf), sent off at 3-2 in this debut, was away in good order and set the pace a few strides from the gate. The favourite maintained his advantage, but came under pressure from Griffe de Chat (GB) (Olympic Glory {Ire} in the final furlong. At the wire, The King's Horses edged away to win by a length to become the first scorer for his MGSW sire (by Dubawi {Ire}), who finished second...

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First Winner For El Kabeir as Son Don Chicco Graduates in Rome
First Winner For El Kabeir as Son Don Chicco Graduates in Rome

1ST-CAPANNELLE, €13,200, Mdn., 5-9, 2yo, 1200m (AWT), 1:13.50. DON CHICCO (GB) (128, c, 2, El Kabeir-Otrooha (Ire), by Oasis Dream {GB}), a distant second locally going 1000 metres over soft ground when unveiled on May 1, was tabbed the even-money pick in this quick return. Trying the all-weather surface for the first time, the bay battled with a rival for the advantage from the bell and sat a neck second on the far turn. He re-bid for the lead in upper stretch and forged clear to win by three lengths...

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Antonacci Wins First Race as a Trainer

Godolphin Flying Start graduate Philip Antonacci won his first race as a trainer Saturday when Advanced Strategy (Karakontie {Jpn}) took an allowance/optional claimer at Gulfstream Park. Antonacci said he's only officially been training on his own since January, but grew up spending summers in the barn with his brother, Frank, a trainer for their family's prominent Standardbred operation. "We're very excited about [the first win]," said Antonacci. "It was good for the whole team, a morale boost. We've only had four starters, so we've got a good percentage going right...

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