First Winner

Ham Sandwich A First Winner For Heart to Heart

1st-Ellis, $40,000, Msw, 7-15, 2yo, 6 1/2f, 1:18.23, sy, 7 1/2 lengths. HAM SANDWICH (c, 2, Heart to Heart--Voodoo Lounge, by Pleasant Tap) didn't show much in his Horseshoe Indianapolis debut June 10, never advancing further than eighth in a 7 1/2-furlong turf contest. Over a sloppy main track Saturday in a sales price-restricted race, he was eased from the gate and had only one rival beat through a half in :46.22. Kept inside of horses around the turn, he angled through a gap at the top of the lane...

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Preservationist Represented By First Winner At Belterra

3rd-Belterra, $23,700, (S), Msw, 6-29, 2yo, f, 5f, :59.70, ft, 3 3/4 lengths. ARTISTIC LANEY (f, 2, Preservationist--Artistic License {SW, $196,488}, by Heart of the Storm), chilly on the board at 9-1 in her afternoon debut, tucked in behind the leading duo of Pretty Patty (Bold Warrior) and Twisted Justice (Biondetti), content to sit off them through fractions of :22.73 and :48.80. Shaken up to take the lead with a four-wide move into the stretch, she was easily the class of the field to the wire, hitting the line 3...

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First Winner for Freshman Sire World of Trouble

Looking to become the initial winner for his freshman World of Trouble, Equinox Inc. and Bobby McIntyre's Untroubled (World of Trouble) posted a front-running score at Horseshoe Indianapolis Tuesday afternoon, giving the Hill 'n' Dale resident the exacta in the five-furlong event. Sent off at 9-5, the Eduardo Caramori trainee broke quickly and was soon confronted Neuvo Amanecer (Mastery), however, was unfazed by his rival through a quarter in :23.39. In control yet drifting outward turning for home, Untroubled kept up the tempo late, crossing the wire 1 1/4 lengths...

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Cynane Becomes First Winner For Omaha Beach

1st-Belmont, $90,000, Msw, 5-11, 2yo, f, 5fT, :57.61, fm, 2 3/4 lengths. CYNANE (f, 2, Omaha Beach--Burning Arch, by Arch) became her freshman sire's (by War Front) first winner Thursday with a front-running 2 3/4-length win. Pushed hard from the outside gate by GI Kentucky Derby winning jockey Javier Castellano, the dark bay filly, one of the longer shots on the board at 9-2, took command from outside of a pair of rivals. Sam's Treasure (Munnings) tried to stick with her early but Cynane proved up to the challenge, brushing...

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Justify Represented By First Australian Winner

Courtesy TDNAus/NZ Coolmore Stud's Triple Crown hero and dual-hemisphere sire Justify (Scat Daddy) is off the mark in Australia and with a smart one. Learning To Fly (Aus) found plenty at her racecourse debut in Saturday's G3 Widden S. at Rosehill (video), having shown plenty of talent at the trials. Bred by Katom and purchased by Kia Ora Stud for A$900,000 from the Coolmore Stud draft at the 2022 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale, the Annabel Neasham-trained filly is her sire's seventh worldwide stakes winner and his first winner of...

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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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