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1st Winner for US Freshman Sire Castledale
US multiple Gr1-winning 8YO freshman sire Castledale (Peintre Celebre-Louju, by Silver Hawk) recorded his 1st winner when 2YO gelding Prairie Breeze (Castledale-Lace Embrace, by Lear Fan) scored on debut over 8.5 furlongs at Hawthorne in Illinois for trainer Charles Livesay. Castledale (who stood the 2009 season for US$6,000 at Crestwood Farm in Kentucky) has 64 2YOs in his 1st-crop. On the track, Castledale recorded 5 wins (including the Gr1 Santa Anita Derby, Gr1 Shoemaker Breeders' Cup Mile Stakes, Gr2 San Francisco Breeders' Cup Mile Handicap & Gr3 Generous Stakes) from 17 starts for US$864,423 earnings.