Monday, October 18, 2010
Darby Dan's freshman sire Suave notched a pair of new winners on Oct. 17-18, including a winner in Japan.
Key to the Cure was a length and a half winner at Delaware Park on Oct. 17. The dark bay/brown colt is out of the two-time stakes winner All the Honor. He was bred in Kentucky by Thorobeam Farm and is owned by See You Stable.
Squelcher earned his first win at Kyoto Racetrack in Japan on Oct. 18, bringing Suave's total number of winners to 11.
Suave is the third-ranked freshman sire in North America of multiple winners, and he has sired more winners than any other freshman son of A.P. Indy standing in Kentucky. He already recorded his first stakes winner, Tlaquepaque, who took the New Westminster S. on Aug. 26.
A nine-year-old by A.P. Indy out of multiple Grade 1 winner Urbane, by Citidancer, Suave won seven of 27 career starts over four seasons and earned $1,348,423. He won the 2006 Washington Park Handicap (G2) at Arlington Park in track-record time of 1:53.53 for 1 3/16-miles. His other graded wins came in the 2005 Saratoga Breeders’ Cup Handicap (G2) and the 2004 Northern Dancer Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs. He also finished second in the ’05 Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1).