BC Winner Wilko Sires First U.S. Winner

Wilko won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile and ran second in the Dubai World Cup.

Breeders’ Cup winner Wilko , whose first 2-year-old winner from his initial crop won in Mexico in March, was represented by his first winner in the United States when his son Singing My Way scored at Calder Casino & Race Course June 24. The colt, racing for owner Mel Paikoff, finished second but was moved up to first following a disqualification in the 4 1/2-furlong race.

Pam Allen is the breeder of Florida-bred Singing My Way, who is out of the winning Slew City Slew mare Gingerbread.

Wilko's Mexican winner, Native Again, has started twice.

Wilko (Awesome Again --Native Roots, by Indian Ridge) won the 2004 Bessemer Trust Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (gr. I) and ran second in the 2006 Emirates Airline Dubai World Cup (UAE-I). He stands at Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs Canada near Aurora, Ontario. His fee is $5,000 (Canadian funds).