Arrowfield Stud resident All American sired his first Kentucky-bred winner in New York on Friday.
Hail Cornell (2f All American – Cayuga’s Waters by Langfuhr) won a $52,000 maiden at Belmont Park despite weaving an erratic path in the straight. After missing the start, she took up the chase and charged to the front turning for home in the 1600m contest on turf.
Jockey Junior Alvarado changed hands more than once in the straight as his filly ran away from the whip but she held on willingly to score by a half-length.
Hail Cornell ran an honest race behind Lady Eli at Saratoga last month and that filly claimed the G3 Miss Grillo Stakes at her next start. Trained by Bill Mott for owner-breeder Brant Laue, she is a half-sister to stakes winners Glorious View and Cascadilla Falls.
Laue raced their dam Cayuga’s Waters to a Listed victory in the Pebbles Stakes at Belmont Park.
All American (Red Ransom) travelled to Kentucky for a one-off northern book at Darby Dan Farm in 2011. His first Australian crop of two year-olds in 2013-14 contained 7 winners with Group 3 winner Bachman and stakes-placed filly Tender topping the roll-call.
A Group 1 winner of the 2009 Emirates Stakes at Flemington (defeating So You Think), All American is standing for a $16,500 (inc gst) fee at Arrowfield.