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Two first-season US sires get off the mark

FIRST-SEASON sire Limehouse, who stands at Vinery Kentucky, got his first winner on Thursday when Lover's House won a four-and-a-half furlong maiden claiming race at Hollywood Park.

As a racehorse, the son of Grand Slam won seven of his 21 starts, including the 2004 HutchesonStakes (G2) and the Brooklyn Handicap (G2).

He is out of the Dixieland Band mare Dixieland Blues and is a half-brother to UAE Derby winner Blues and Royals. He has 99 two-year-olds in his first crop and stood for $10,000 this spring.

Also off the mark in the US on Thursday was Gators N Bears, a nine-year-old by Stormy Atlantic, who stands at Bonita Farm in Darlington, Maryland. He is out of a half-sister to the multiple graded stakes winner and sire Friendly Lover. The winner of ten races, including two Grade 3 events, he has 49 two-year-olds in his first crop.

His first winner was Ally Bear who was successful over fourand a half furlongs at Penn National racecourse.





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