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Blame wins the Stephen Foster Stakes at Churchill Downs 06.12.10

Blame: Grade 1 winner is the latest young stallion to sire his first foal

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Grade 1 US winners represented by first foals

THE 2010 Eclipse Champion and Breeders' Cup Classic winner Blame is the latest young stallion represented by his first foal; a colt out of the stakes-winning mare Promptly.

Owned by George Strawbridge and James Wigan, the foal was born on January 13 at Bettina Jenney's Derry Meeting Farm in Cochranville.

Blame, a triple Grade 1 winner, is famed for beating super mare Zenyatta in the Breeders' Cup Classic, ending her unbeaten sequence of 19 wins. He also beat multiple Grade 1 winner Quality Road in the Grade 1 Whitney Handicap and won the Grade 1 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs.

Another American stallion represented by his first foal is the four-time Grade 1 winner Quality Road, who had a bay colt born at Lane's End Farm, Kentucky, on Tuesday.

The colt is out of Dorm Fever, the Stormin Fever mare won the Listed Heed Stakes.

Quality Road was a top-class mile for trainer Todd Pletcher, winning seven races and amassing prize money of over $2.2 million. He won the Grade 1 Donn Handicap, setting a new track record in the process, the Grade 1 Woodward Stakes, the Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap and the Grade 1 Florida Derby. He was also successful in the other stakes races, including the Grade 2 Amsterdam Stakes.

Quality Road covered 149 foals lastyear with 141 reported in foal.





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