Vekoma Gets First Winner With Fortuna Mia At Horseshoe Indy

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4th-Horseshoe Indianapolis, $32,000, Msw, 5-13, 2yo, f, 4 1/2f, :53.60, ft, 4 lengths.
FORTUNA MIA (f, 2, Vekoma–Windy Lane, by Cairo Prince), dispatched at 5-1, quickly hooked up with Run Camila Run (West Coast) to her inside. The top pair opened up on the field and worked through an opening quarter in :22.45 before Fortuna Mia began to gain an upper hand. Run Camila Run ducked to the outside to try to re-engage but the winner was already gone and hit the wire four lengths in front. An objection was lodged by the runner up against the winner but the steward's made no change and Fortuna Mia became the first winner for her freshman sire. The first foal out of a half-sister to GSW Fioretti (Bernardini), Fortuna Mia counts GISW/$1.2m FTKNOV broodmare buy Fault (Blame) and MGISW/$4.2m FTKNOV broodmare Bast (Uncle Mo) as extended family members. Windy Lane has a yearling colt by Blame and was bred to Upstart for 2024. Vekoma, who stands at Spendthrift Farm for $15,000, finished his career on a three-race win streak, taking the Sir Shackleton S. at Gulfstream and the GI Runhappy Carter H. at Belmont before retiring after a win in the GI Runhappy Metropolitan H. with a record of 8-6-0-1 and earnings of $1,245,525. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $19,200. Click for the chart.
O/T-Rey Hernandez; B-Tyler B. Jones (KY).

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