First Winners for Horse Chestnut, Cimarron Secret

Members from the first crops of Cimarron Secret and Horse Chestnut broke their maidens in the last week, giving their sires their first winners.

Chester Le Street, a 2-year-old son of Horse Chestnut, broke his maiden by seven lengths on June 21 at Ayr in Scotland. It was his second start. The colt was bred in Kentucky by Jayeff "B" Stables, and in training with Mark Johnston for Sheikh Mohammed. He was a $185,000 purchase by John Moynihan at the 2001 Keeneland September yearling sale.

Horse Chestnut (Fort Wood--London Wall, by Col Pickering) was bred in South Africa by Mr. H.F. Oppenheimer and raced for the Oppenheimer family. He made all but his last start in South Africa and won that country's Triple Crown in 1999. Horse Chestnut earned the Horse of the Year title in South Africa he same year. In his last start he won the 2000 Broward Handicap (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park. Horse Chestnut entered stud in 2000 at Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., and stands there for a $10,000 fee.

In Tuesday's first race Suffolk Downs, Secret Motive became Cimarron Secret's first winner with a neck victory over Teeney Bubbles. Francis McDonnell, who raced Cimarron Secret, bred and owns Secret Motive.

Cimarron Secret (Tejano--Baby Jinx, by Crafty Prospector) won seven stakes, including the 1996 Tropical Park Handicap (gr. III) for McDonnell. The stallion raced until age seven and entered stud in 2000 at Bridlewood Farm near Ocala, Fla. Cimarron Secret now stands at McDonnell's Cimarron Farm near Ocala, for a $2,000 fee.

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