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1st Winner For US Freshman Sire Afleet Alex
Also in the US overnight, 2005 champion 3YO male & now 7YO freshman sire Afleet Alex (Northern Afleet-Maggy Hawk, by Hawkster) recorded his 1st winner when Kratisto (Afleet Alex-Torch, by Risen Star) scored over 5.5 furlongs at Delaware Park for trainer Ferris Allen. Afleet Alex (who stood the 2009 season for US$20,000 at Gainesway in Kentucky) has 138 2YOs in his 1st-crop. On the track, Afleet Alex notched 8 wins (including the Gr1 Preakness Stakes, Gr1 Belmont Stakes, Gr1 Hopeful Stakes, Gr2 Arkansas Derby, Gr2 Sanford Stakes & Listed Mountain Valley Stakes) & 3 placings (in the Gr1 Kentucky Derby, Gr1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile & Gr1 Champagne Stakes) from 12 starts for US$2,765,800 earnings.