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1st Winner For US Stallion Minister Eric
US graded-stakes-winning freshman sire Minister Eric (Old Trieste-Musical Minister, by Deputy Minister) sired his 1st winner when 2YO filly Minister Rita (Minister Eric-Rita's Rally, by Mud Route) won at Ruidoso Downs over 5.5 furlongs for trainer Fred Danley. Placed in the Gr1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile, the New Mexico-based stallion's 1st crop includes 16 2YOs. Minister Eric is a half-brother to Kelli Lee, dam of last year's Gr1 Frizette Stakes winner Devil May Care who won last weekend's Gr1 Mother Goose Stakes at Belmont in New York.