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First Foal For Master Of Design
The first foal of Gr1-winning sprinter Master Of Design (Redoute's Choice-Urge to Merge, by Last Tycoon) was born yesterday morning at Swettenham Stud. The black colt is the first foal from the 4-time winning Dash For Cash mare Miracle Magic (Dash for Cash-Split Rock, by Danehill). "He's a very strong type and well put together with plenty of bone," reported stud manager Brian Gorman. "We won't be able to gauge the Master of Designs as a group until more of them are on the ground but so far, so good." Master Of Design, winner of the 2012 TJ Smith Stakes in the slick time of 1:08.83, served 141 mares in his first year and Gorman anticipates he will have several more foals on the ground in time for the stud's open day on August 25. "Broodmare owners do like to see a stallion's first foals before booking in for the second season…they won't be disappointed if they're all like the first one," he added. Master Of Design will cover his second book at a fee of $12,500.