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First Winner for Texas Stallion Preferred Issue

Preferred Issue (Photo by Terri Cage Photography)

Preferred Issue (Photo by Terri Cage Photography)

Texas stallion Preferred Issue was represented by his first winner on February 27 as his son Unbridled’s Issue scored in a maiden special weight race at Fair Grounds. The 3-year-old gelding was bred in Texas and runs for Richard and Susan Couron’s Couron Farms LLP. The Courons also stand Preferred Issue, a son of Giant’s Causeway, at Keen Farms in Burleson, Texas, for a fee of $500.

Ridden by Richard Eramia for trainer Dallas Keen, Unbridled’s Issue went wire-to-wire in the 1 1/16-mile turf event for a $37,000 purse. The gray/roan gelding stopped the timer at 1:44.78 and boosted his lifetime earnings to $34,510. Unbridled’s Issue had hit the board in his four prior starts with three thirds at Fair Grounds and a second-place effort in his racing debut at Canterbury Park.

A $420,000 Keeneland yearling, Preferred Issue is from the family of noted sire Belong to Me and out of the Mr. Prospector mare Be a Prospector. The 9-year-old stallion is a half brother to stakes winner and graded stakes placed Away, who is the dam of Grade 2 winner and Kentucky Derby (G1) runner-up Eight Belles.

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