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2nd Stakes-Winner For US Freshman Sire Limehouse

Monday, 19th October 2009

US multiple Gr2-winning 8YO freshman sire Limehouse (Grand Slam-Dixieland Blues, by Dixieland Band) recorded his 2nd 1st-crop stakes-winner when unbeaten juvenile daughter House Of Grace (Limehouse-Gracility, by Known Fact) scored by a nose in the US$150,000 Listed Jessamine Stakes (8.5 furlongs) for 2YO fillies at Keeneland. House Of Grace (ridden by Michael Luzzi for trainer Ken McPeek) defeated Smart Seattle (Smart Strike-Seattle Bay, by Opening Verse) & Hatheer (Storm Cat-Golden Apples, by Pivotal). House Of Grace (a US$100,000 yearling at the 2008 Fasig-Tipton July Sale) now has 2 wins from 2 starts for US$120,600 earnings. Her sire Limehouse (a half-brother to 2005 Gr2 United Arab Emirates Derby winner Blues And Royals) stands at Vinery Kentucky for US$10,000 & has 99 2YOs in his 1st-crop. On the track, Limehouse recorded 7 wins (including the Gr2 Hutcheson Stakes, Gr2 Brooklyn Handicap, Gr3 Bashford Manor Stakes, Gr3 Tampa Bay Derby, Listed Three Chimneys Juvenile Stakes & Listed Alysheba Stakes) & 5 placings (including the Gr1 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes, Gr2 Lane's End Breeders' Futurity, Gr2 Saratoga Special Stakes, Gr2 New Orleans Handicap & Gr3 Mr Prospector Handicap) from 21 starts for US$1,110,433 earnings.

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