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1st Winner For Freshman Sire Shakespeare
Also in Italy, US multiple Gr1-winning millionaire 10-year-old freshman stallion Shakespeare (Theatrical-Lady Shirl, by That's A Nice) recorded his 1st winner when 2YO filly Quantum Of Solange (Shakespeare-Bolaro, by Sandpit) scored over 1400m at Naples. Quantum Of Solange was a US$6,500 yearling at the 2010 Keeneland January Sale. Her sire Shakespeare stands for US$10,000 at Signature Stallions in Florida (after standing his initial 2 seasons at Hill n Dale Farms in Kentucky. On the track, Shakespeare (whose dam Lady Shirl was also a Gr1-winner & course-record-setter) began his career with 5 straight wins (including the 2005 Gr1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational Stakes at Belmont Park & Gr2 Belmont Breeders' Cup Handicap) before running 12th in the 2005 Gr1 Breeders' Cup Turf in his lone defeat. He retired with 7 wins (also including 2007's Canadian Gr1 Woodbine Mile Stakes) from 8 starts for US$1,293,780 earnings.