Son de America became the first winner April 14 at Santa Anita Park for Darley’s freshman grade I-winning stallion Discreet Cat.
Dixiana Farm bred the bay filly who is the first foal out of Elizabeth Street, a daughter of Street Cry. Son de America is co-owned by trainer Marcelo Polanco and Los Angeles Racing Stable, which purchased the filly for $11,000 at last year’s Keeneland September yearling sale.
Son de America won a two-furlong $25,000 maiden claimer with a claiming price of $100,000 against a field of seven competitors. She ran the quarter mile sprint in :21.47 and earned $15,000 for the win (VIDEO).
Elizabeth Street was sold in foal with Son de America at the 2008 Keeneland November Breeding Stock sale by Taylor Made Sales Agency for $90,000 to Bill Shively’s Woodland Farm. Shively also owns Dixiana Farm.
Discreet Cat was bred and initially raced by E. Paul Robsham then later acquired by Godolphin Racing. He won the grade I Hill ‘n’ Dale Cigar Mile and the S & M Al Naboodah Group UAE Derby (UAE-II) and the Jerome Breeders’ Cup Handicap (gr. II). He stands at Darley for $17,500.