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1st Winner For Freshman Sire Mearas
Regally-bred Gr3-winning 8YO freshman stallion Mearas (Redoute's Choice-Eldarin, by Mara) recorded his 1st winner when 2YO colt Regular (Mearas-Sagre, by Clang) scored over 1100m at Ipswich in Queensland yesterday for trainer Brian Guy. His sire Mearas (who previously stood at Raheen Stud) was a $1.1 million yearling purchase by Woodlands Stud at the 2005 Inglis Easter Sale in Sydney; injury forced his premature retirement in 2008 with 2 wins (in 2006's Gr3 Spring Stakes over 1600m at Newcastle & Listed Ming Dynasty Quality over 1400m at Randwick) & 1 placing (in 2007's Gr2 Royal Sovereign Stakes over 1200m at Randwick ) from just 5 starts & $154,875 earnings. Mearas is from the immediate family of multiple Gr1 winner Grand Armee & Gr1-winner Dealer Principal, star HK sprinter Absolute Champion & stakes-winners Drum, Anamato & Port Watch.