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1st Stakes-Winner For US Freshman Sire Istan

Monday, 10th October 2011

US multiple graded stakes-winning 9YO freshman stallion Istan (Gone West-Ronda, by Bluebird) recorded his 2nd 1st stakes-winner when favoured juvenile colt Mr Bowling (Istan-Goldilock's Bear, by Irish Tower) annihilated his rivals by 7.25-lengths in the US$84,000 Listed Dover Stakes (8.5 furlongs) for 2YOs at Delaware Park. Mr Bowling (ridden by Jose Caraballo for trainer Larry Jones) defeated dead-heating filly Doe (Forestry-Spin Control, by A.P.Indy) & fellow colt Runnin Bull (Flashy Bull-Show Legs, by Silent Screen). Mr Bowling now has 2 wins from 3 starts for US$85,200 earnings. His sire Istan (whose dam Ronda is a Gr2-winner) stands at Airdrie Stud in Kentucky for US$6,000. On the track, Istan (a graded stakes-winner on both dirt & Polytrack) recorded 9 victories (including the Gr3 Ack Ack Handicap at Churchill Downs, Gr3 Fall Championship Stakes at Turfway Park, Listed Budweiser Challenger Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs, Listed Artax Handicap at Gulfstream Park & Listed Governor's Handicap at Ellis Park) from 20 starts for US$434,863 earnings.

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