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1st Winner For US Freshman Sire Sam Lord's Castle
Multiple stakes-winning US 10-year-old freshman sire Sam Lord's Castle (Carson City-Private Treasure, by Explodent) recorded his 1st winner when Special Occasion led all-the-way to score by 8-lengths on debut over 3.5 furlongs at Canterbury Park in Minnesota, reported thoroughbredtimes.com. Sam Lord's Castle (a half-brother to stakes-winner Golden Locket) stands at B&D Thoroughbred Farm in Minnesota & has 9 2YOs in his 1st crop. On the track, Sam Lord's Castle notched 6 wins (including Canada's 2000 Victoria Stakes at Woodbine & the US 2001 Lecomte Stakes at Fair Grounds, plus runners-up in both the 2000 Sugar Bowl Stakes at Fair Grounds & 2001 Gr3 Lafayette Stakes at Keeneland) from 16 starts for US$334,083 earnings.