Mr. Sidney Registers First Winner in France

New sire's first runner Swinging Song becomes his first winner June 21 in France.

Swinging Song became the first winner for dual grade I winner Mr. Sidney  when she won the Prix Ginetta at Maisons-Lafitte June 21.

The 2-year-old filly took her second start by a neck in the 1,200-meter (approximately six furlongs) test. She earned US$22,472 for the effort. She also registered as her sire's first runner in her debut at the same track three weeks ago.

Swinging Song was bred in England by owner Alain Louis-Dreyfus and is trained by Mikel Delzangles. The filly is the first foal out of the Rossini mare winner Singing Machine, who also has a yearling colt by Makifi.

Mr. Sidney is a son of Storm Cat out of Tomisue's Delight, by A. P. Indy. His dam is herself a dual grade I winner, and is also a full sister to 2003 champion older male and Horse of the Year Mineshaft .

As a yearling Mr. Sidney sold for $3.9 million at the Keeneland September sale. Consigned by Lane's End, he was acquired by John Kimmel on behalf of Circle E Racing.

Bill Mott trained the bay horse for Circle E Racing to a record of 5-1-2 from 13 starts with earnings of $486,875. Upon his retirement in 2009 Mr. Sidney relocated to Alec Head's Haras du Quesnay. He currently stands for a fee of € 5,000.