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Freshmen Harlington, Showing Up off the mark

HARLINGTON and Showing Up became the latest US freshman sires to get off the mark with a first two-year-old winner at the weekend.

Harlington's first winner came courtesy of In The Rush, who won a 6f event on Woodbine's Polytrack surface by two and a quarter lengths.

In The Rush is out of the winning Storm Boot mare Jungle Storm and is from the family of Grade 2 winner Creme Wave.

Harlington, a son of Unbridled and champion racemare Serena's Song, was a $2.8 million yearling and won six times from ten starts including the Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Handicap.

Harlington, who has 29 two-year-olds in his first crop, stands at Hill 'N' Dale Farms in Kentucky at a $7,500 fee.

Showing Up's first winner was Number One Dancer, who scored on her career debut at Camarero racetrack on Friday.

Number One Dancer is out of the winning El Prado mare Feisty Woman.

Showing Up, a son of Strategic Mission, finished sixth in the 2006 Kentucky Derby but was better on the turf, on which he won the Secretariat Stakes and Hollywood Derby.

Showing Up, who has 52 two-year-0lds in his first crop, stands at Adena Springs in California.





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