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1st Winner For US Freshman Sire Hook And Ladder
New York-based 10-year-old freshman sire Hook And Ladder (Dixieland Band-Taianna, by Cox's Ridge) recorded his 1st winner when Spanky Fischbein (Hook And Ladder-Moneymakinmamma, by In Excess) led all-the-way to score by 3.25-lengths over 5.5 furlongs at Belmont Park, reported thoroughbredtimes.com. Hook And Ladder stands for US$6,000 at Becky Thomas's Sequel Stallions New York & has 56 2YOs in his 1st crop. On the track, Hook And Ladder notched 6 wins (including the 2001 Gr2 Gulfstream Park Breeders' Cup Sprint Handicap & 2002 Gr3 Mr Prospector Handicap, plus placings in the 2001 Gr1 Carter Handicap & Gr2 Forest Hills Handicap) from 19 starts & earned US$388,120.