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1st Winner For US Freshman Sire Aeneas
US multiple Gr2-placed 10-year-old freshman sire Aeneas (Capote-Gone To Venus, by Gone West) when 2YO filly Venus Avenue (Aeneas-Olympic Mettle, by High Brite) scored over 5.5 furlongs at Zia Park in New Mexico for trainer Hermenegildo Aldavaz. Aeneas (standing the 2010 season for US$2,500 at Cedar Creek Ranch in New Mexico) is a half-brother to multiple graded-stakes winner Saudi Poetry & “from the female family of Horse-Of-The-Year & sire Arts And Letters & 2-time champion Silverbulletday” noted thoroughbredtimes.com. On the track, Aeneas recorded 3 wins (plus 6 stakes-placings, including the Gr2 Washington Park Handicap, Gr2 Gulfstream Park Handicap & Gr2 Clark Handicap) from 23 starts & earned US$434,485.