Seeking the Best picked up his first winner as a stallion when his 2-year-old daughter, Family Reserve, defeated Is This a Secret by a neck in a six-furlong maiden claiming event at Woodbine in Canada Aug. 19 (VIDEO).
Family Reserve was making her career debut. Bred by a partnership that included James Everatt and raced by another partnership that includes Everatt, the bay juvenile is out of the Wild Event mare Wild Bubbles. The filly, whose winning time on Woodbine’s synthetic Polytrack surface was 1:12.79, was bred in the Canadian province of Ontario.
Racing in Japan, Seeking the Best won the Tokyo Chunichi Sports Hai Musashino (gr. III) and Galaxy stakes in 2006. A 10-year-old son of Seeking the Gold, he captured nine of his 22 career races and earned $1,803,353.
Seeking the Best, who is out of the Summer Squall mare Mackie, stands at Colebrook Farms Stallion Station in Canada. His 2011 stud fee was Can$4,000 ($4,096 in U.S. funds).