The first winner by California stallion Crown the King won April 8 at Santa Anita. Leon Ayala, making his first start, won the two-furlong race by a neck in :21.64 for owner Eligio Ayala (VIDEO).
Leon Ayala is out of the Romanov mare Kiri Te. Willow Tree Farm is the breeder of the California-bred runner.
Stakes-placed Crown the King (Gilded Time—Granse Oaks, by Nureyev) stands for $1,500 at Oasis Ranch near Herald, Calif.