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Posthumous first winner for Lawyer Ron

DECEASED US freshman sire Lawyer Ron was represented by his first winner on Friday when his daughter What A Delight landed a 4½f maiden at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania on her career debut.

What A Delight, trained by John Servis, was sent off the 5-2 favourite and won by two and a half lengths.

She was bred by Karen Farrar and Gary Farrar out of the winning West By West mare Western Delight, a half-sister to Grade 3 scorer Testafly.

Servis purchased her on behalf of owner Frank Toner for $30,000 at the OBS March two-year-olds in training sale.

Lawyer Ron, champion US older male in 2007 who stood at Stonewall Farm Stallions in Kentucky, was put down in July 2009 due to complications from colic surgery.

The son of Langfuhr hit peak form at the age of four, when he won the Whitney Handicap and Woodward Stakes, both over 1m1f at Saratoga. He was also a stakes winner at two and at three, when he landed the Arkansas Derby.

At the time of his death, Lawyer Ron was standing his second season at Stonewall at a fee of $25,000.

 

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