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Falco wins the Poule d'Essai des Poulains

Falco: Poule d'Essai des Poulains hero sired his first winner on Saturday

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Poulains hero Falco
off the mark in France

CLASSIC winner Falco became the latest first-season sire to get off the mark on Saturday when Snowday made it third time lucky to take the 5 1/2f maiden at Le Croise-Laroche.

The colt is trained by Carlos Laffon-Parias on behalf of his breeder Wertheimer et Frere, the connections for whom Falco won the 2008 Poule d'Essai des Poulains by three lengths from Rio De La Plata.

Falco, a son of Pivotal who is the sire of three runners to date, stands at Haras d'Ereham for €7,000.

Snowday hails from a family which has served the Wertheimer family extremely well; he is the first foal out of Oceanique, an unplaced Forest Wildcat half-sister to another Poule d'Essai des Poulains winner in Green Tune as well as two high-class two-year-olds in Pas De Response and Didyme.




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