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Lion Heart Sets 1st-Book Record
The Stud Book reports Coolmore's new recruit Lion Heart (Tale Of The Cat-Satin Sunrise, by Mr Leader) "covered 233 mares at his 1st season at Ashford Stud Kentucky in 2005," noted racenet.com.au. "That number would not only create a record for a 1st season stallion, it also sets a new mark for number of mares served in North America." (The previous record had been held by another Ashford-based stallion Thunder Gulch, which served 216 mares in 2001.) Lion Heart was a dual Gr1 winner & runner-up to Smarty Jones in the 204 Gr1 Kentucky Derby.