First Winners for Graded Winners Mud Route, Epic Honor

Grade II winner Mud Route's first winner came June 19 when his daughter Bronze Route won at five furlongs in :59.54 at Hollywood Park in her first start. She is owned by a partnership that includes Team Valor and Green Lantern Stables. Mud Route (Strawberry Road -- Our Suzette, by Sunny's Halo) stands at Rick Taylor's Special T Thoroughbreds near Temecula, Calif.

Graded stakes winner Epic Honor was represented by his first winner June 19 at Stockton in California. His daughter Epic Beauty won at 4 1/2 furlongs in :52.93 as a homebred for Phil Lebherz and Richard Meister. Epic Honor (Honor Grades--Poage's Landing, by Herat) stood several years at Ron and Fran Stolich's Blooming Hills Farm near Clements, Calif., before being returned to racing following the 2002 breeding season. He races for Lebherz , Meister, and Ron Stolich.