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HereComes Ben (Alex Solis) - Forego Stakes - Saratoga 09.04.10

Here Comes Ben winning the Grade 1 Forego Stakes

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Two new sires to stand at Saratoga Thoroughbreds

JOE McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds, New York has announced two new sires for the 2012 breeding season.

Darley's multiple graded stakes winner Justenuffhumor has relocated to McMahon's for his second season at stud and Saratoga Grade 1 winner Here Comes Ben has been added to the farm's roster, bringing the total stallions to nine for 2012.

Trained by Charles Lopresti, Here Comes Ben made his Graded stakes debut when he clinched the Grade 1 Forego Stakes, his fourth consecutive victory at the seven furlong distance, defeating a strong field including Grade 1 champion Big Drama.

Justenuffhumor won six straight races, including back-to-back wins in the Grade 2 Saratoga's Fourstardave and Bernard Baruch Handicaps. The Saeed Bin Suroor-trained six-year-old also ran a third in the Group 1 Breeders' Cup Mile, beaten only one and a half lengths by world champion Goldikova.

McMahon commented on the additions, "Here Comes Ben is by Darley star Street Cry, sire of Horse of the Year Zenyatta and Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense. Breeders' Cup placed Justenuffhumor is by Distorted Humor, sire of champion dual classic winner Funny Cide, a McMahon graduate, as well as 2011 Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Classic and Grade 1 Belmont Stakes winner Drosselmeyer."

"York is poised to become a leading state in breeding and racing and McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds is committed to the future of our industry here."

McMahon added: "Both horses are from active racing families with proven sires within the first three dams. I believe breeders can succeed with these horses on the track or in the sales ring. Here Comes Ben will stand for $7,500 and Justenuffhumor will stand for $5,000, both are live foal guaranteed."





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