State City Sires First Winner

First-crop sire State City sires two winners in two days.

Dubai champion State City, who stands at Doug Arnold’s Buck Pond Farm near Lexington, was represented by his first winner when his son Green N Goldie won July 2 at Churchill Downs. Campaigned by 23 Red Stable, Green N Goldie won the 5 1/2-furlong race by three-quarters of a length in 1:06.95.

Bred in Kentucky by Constancia Farm, R-Squared Stables, and Buck Pond, Green N Goldie is the third winner from three foals of racing age from the winning Gilded Time mare Time to Glitter. 

The day after Green N Goldie’s victory, State City came up with his next winner. Rocketman Rob, who races for Tucci Stables, won a 4 1/2-furlongs race by two lengths in :52.21 at Woodbine. 

Bred in Kentucky by E.H. Beau Lane III, Rocketman Rob is a half-brother to four winners, including stakes-placed Irish Fantasy. His dam, Irish Starlet (by Irish River), is a half-sister to five stakes winners.

Winner of the 2003 Dubai Golden Shaheen (UAE-I) his championship season, State City (Carson City--Wajna, by Nureyev) stands at Buck Pond for $5,000.