Sir Gerry: his sire Carson City sired his 100th stakes winner on SaturdayPICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)
100th stakes winner
for Carson City
FORMER Overbrook Farm stallion Carson City reached a notable milestone on Saturday when Early Return landed the F. W.Gaudin Memorial Stakes at Fair Grounds in the US. The six-year-old gelding, who is from the final crop of Carson City, was the stallion's 100th stakes winner.
Among that total are seven Grade 1 winners including City Zip, now a successful sire in Kentucky. Another son, Grade 2 winner Pollard's Vision, produced last year's American champion three-year-0ld filly Blind Luck in his first crop.
Grade 2-winning sprinter Carson City spent his entire 18-season stud career at William Young's Overbrook Farm in Kentucky. The son of Mr Prospector died in 2004.
Early Return was bred by Bert, Elaine and Richard Klein out of the Grade 3-winning Mystery Storm mare Swept Away.