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1st Stakes-Winner For US Freshman Exclusive Quality
US stakes-winning 8YO freshman stallion Exclusive Quality (Elusive Quality-First Glimmer, by Glitterman) recorded his 1st stakes-winner when juvenile daughter Exclusively Maria (Exclusive Quality-Going Away Blues, by Cure The Blues) prevailed in a 3-way photo-finish to the US$96,000 Listed Cassidy Stakes (6 furlongs) for 2YO fillies at Calder in Miami in Florida. Exclusively Maria (ridden by Jose Alvarez for trainer Bisnath Parboo) scored by a neck from Another Romance (Saint Anddan-Love To, by Friendly Lover) with a further neck to Live Every Day (Lion Heart-Voodoo Lily, by Baldski). Exclusively Maria (a US$1,700 yearling at the 2010 Ocala Breeders August Sale) now has 2 wins & 3 placings from 5 starts for US$98,258 earnings. Her sire Exclusive Quality stands at Journeyman Stud in Florida for US$4,000. On the track, Exclusive Quality (a US$850,000 yearling at the 2004 Keeneland September Sale) finished 2nd on debut as a 2YO in November 2005 at Aqueduct & then won his only other 3 starts in early 2006 (including a Gulfsteam Park track record for 7 furlongs & the Spectacular Bid Stakes at Gulfstream in his final appearance).