Northern Afleet's first winner, Yankee Fleet, won a two-furlong race in :22.90 at Calder Race Course. Bred by Raynell Poppell, the colt is owned by Tony Bowling. Northern Afleet (Afleet--Nuryette, by Nureyev) stands at Donald Dizney's Double Diamond Farm near Ocala, Fla.
The first winners for millionaire Flag Down and grade II winner Northern Afleet emerged May 17. Flag Down's initial winner, Down Play, won at five furlongs in :58.79 at Churchill Downs. Bred by Gary Smith, the colt races for Tom Durant. Flag Down (Deputy Minister--Sharp Call, by Sharpen Up) stood at Wimbledon Farm near Lexington before being sent to Argentine.