California Sire Many Rivers Gets First Winner

Half brother to Harlan's Holiday stands at Victory Rose Thoroughbreds in California.

Many Routes became the first winner for sire Many Rivers when he came from off the pace to win the first race Dec. 14 at Golden Gate Fields.

The initial victory for Many Routes came in a $12,500 maiden claiming event by a head. The chestnut gelding is out of the multiple winner Mood Route, by Mud Route.

Bred and owned by Jerry and Margaret Martin, Many Routes is trained by Ellen Jackson, who stands Many Rivers at Victory Rose Thoroughbreds near Vacaville, Calif.

Many Rivers, whose fee was $3,000 in 2014, is a Storm Cat half brother to grade I winner and sire Harlan's Holiday. He was produced by the Affirmed mare Christmas in Aiken.

Stakes-placed during his 18-race career, Many Rivers has 11 2-year-olds in his first crop.