Mingun Sires First Winner

Mingun's first starter wins at Santa Anita.

Irish group winner Mingun was represented by his first winner when his initial starter, his juvenile son Coo Cachoo, won April 2 at Santa Anita. The colt set the pace and captured the two-furlong maiden special weight race by three-quarters of a length in :21.10 (VIDEO). He is owned by trainer Blake Heap, Rick and Mary Bassett, and John Mihaljevich.

Bred in Kentucky by Caldara Farm in partnership with Thorp Investments & Mitan Investments, Coo Cachoo is the first foal out of the winning Petionville mare Danse Kongo.

Mingun (A.P. Indy—Miesque, by Nureyev) stands alongside his sire and his half-brother, Kingmambo, at William S. Farish’s Lane’s End Farm near Versailles, Ky. Mingun's fee is $5,000.