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Aquis Celebrates First US Winner
Aquis Farm, fast emerging as one of Australia's premier thoroughbred nurseries, celebrated a special milestone on the weekend when its first North American runner won at Saratoga on Saturday. Owned by Stonestreet Stables in partnership with Aquis, the Mark Casse trained 2YO colt Machtree scored a determined debut win in an US$83,000 maiden special weight race on turf over 8.5 furlongs. Purchased for US$450,000 at the world renowned Keeneland September Yearling Sale, Machtree is by five-time champion US turf sire Kitten's Joy from the Gr2-placed Lady Lumberjack, a daughter of stakes-winner Harbor Blues.