The first reported foal for grade I winner Currency Swap arrived Jan. 8 at Woodford Thoroughbreds in Ocala, Fla., when graded stakes winner Le Mi Geaux, by First Samurai, delivered a colt.
Le Mi Geaux
- Chestnut Filly
- Born 2008
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Le Mi Geaux came from off the pace under Freddie Lenclud to pull a 9-1 upset in the $100,000 Schuylerville (gr. III), the first graded stakes of the Saratoga meet. She is the first stakes winner for her sire First Samurai.
Saratoga will kick off its 142nd meet with a stellar opening day card, highlighted by the $100,000 Schuylerville Stakes (gr. III) for 2-year-old fillies and the $75,000 James Marvin Stakes that drew a field of 10
|Trainer||Steven M. Asmussen|
|Jockey||Rex A. Stokes, III|
|Owner||J. Kirk Robison|
|Breeder||Lansdon B. Robbins|
|Le Mi Geaux View Five-Cross Pedigree||First Samurai||Giant's Causeway|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Two-year-old||Vinery Stables, agent||($80,000)|
|Racing or broodmare prospect||Woodford Thoroughbreds||Three Chimneys Sales, agent for J. Kirk & Judy Robinson||$100,000|
|Broodmare||Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent||($14,000)|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.