The first winners for millionaire Flag Down and grade II winner Northern Afleet emerged May 17. Flag Down's initial winner, Down Play, won at five furlongs in :58.79 at Churchill Downs. Bred by Gary Smith, the colt races for Tom Durant. Flag Down (Deputy Minister--Sharp Call, by Sharpen Up) stood at Wimbledon Farm near Lexington before being sent to Argentine.
Northern Afleet's first winner, Yankee Fleet, won a two-furlong race in :22.90 at Calder Race Course. Bred by Raynell Poppell, the colt is owned by Tony Bowling. Northern Afleet (Afleet--Nuryette, by Nureyev) stands at Donald Dizney's Double Diamond Farm near Ocala, Fla.