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1st Winner For Gr1-Winning Freshman Sire First Samurai
Also in Canada, US dual Gr1-winning 7YO freshman stallion First Samurai (Giant's Causeway-Freddie Frisson, by Dixieland Band) recorded his 1st winner when Kentucky-bred 2YO colt Hornblower (First Samurai-Crown Of Sheba, by Alysheba) scored over 6 furlongs at Hastings Park in Vancouver for trainer Dino Condilenios. First Samurai (who has 88 2YOs in his 1st-crop) stands at Claiborne Farm in Kentucky for US$30,000. On the track, First Samurai notched 5 wins (including the Gr1 Hopeful Stakes, Gr1 Champagne Stakes & Gr2 Fountain Of Youth Stakes) & a placing (in the Gr1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile) from 8 starts for US$915,075 earnings.