Joey Franco Sires First Winner

Joey Franco's first winner scores first time out.

Grade I winner Joey Franco came up with his first winner when his daughter Warm Hands won June 14 at Golden Gate Fields in her debut. A homebred for John Harris’ Harris Farms, 3-year-old Warm Hands won the six-furlong race by 3 1/2 lengths in 1:1.75.

A California-bred, Warm Hands is the seventh winner from the winning Shelter Half mare Northern Freedom.

Winner of the 2003 Triple Bend Breeders’ Cup Invitational Handicap (gr. I), Joey Franco (Avenue of Flags--Susan Powter, by Native Prospector) stands for $3,000 at Pacific Stud near Langley, British Columbia, Canada.