Fab Flowers First Winner for Lewis Michael

Fab Flowers became freshman sire Lewis Michael's first winner June 24.

Fab Flowers became the first winner for freshman sire Lewis Michael  June 24 in a maiden claiming race at Arlington Park (VIDEO).

An Illinois-bred filly out of the Dixieland Band mare J. D. Flowers, Fab Flowers is owned by Steve Feiger and bred by F & F Investments. Fab Flowers, trained is trained by Joel Berndt, pulled away near the top of the stretch in the 4 1/2-furlong race and won by 2 3/4 lengths. The final time was :53.93

Lewis Michael, a son of Rahy and out of the Broad Brush mare Justenuffheart, is a full brother to champion juvenile filly Dreaming of Anna and was a regular campaigner at Arlington. Trained by Wayne Catalano, Lewis Michael was a stakes performer from 2 through 5, with his biggest wins coming in the Washington Park Handicap (gr. II) and the Pat O'Brien (gr. II), both of which were track record-setting performances.

Lewis Michael retired sound and went to stud at Three Chimneys Farm at the end of his 5-year-old season. His 2012 stud fee is $3,000.