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First runner for Daaher scores at Keeneland

GYPSY Robin, a first runner for Shadwell freshman stallion Daaher, dominated the two-year-old maiden at Keeneland on Friday to win by seven-and-a-half lengths and become the first winner for her sire.

She is also the third two-year-old winner of the Keeneland meeting for trainer Wesley Ward, who sent out Jealous Again to win the 2009 Queen Mary Stakes.

Although a Grade 1 winner thanks to his success in the Cigar Mile, Daaher is at a major disadvantage to other first season sires. Ligament injuries forced the son of Awesome Again to retire to stud following the start of the 2008 season and he is therefore represented by only five first-crop foals bred off his initial fee of $30,000. That figure has since dropped to $7,500.

Gypsy Robinwas bred in Kentucky by Cloyce C. Clark Jr out of the stakes-winning Indian Charlie mare Feisty Princess. She is the mare's second winner from three foals.




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