05/02/2016 1:49PM

Coil, Empire Way get first winners as sires


Two California-based freshman sires, Coil and Empire Way, were represented by their first winners recently.

Coil, by Point Given out of Eversmile, by Theatrical, got his first winner from his first starter when the juvenile filly Recoiling won a 4 1/2-furlong maiden race for 2-year-olds on May 1 at Golden Gate Fields. Recoiling was the 2-1 second choice in the eight-horse field.

Coil, campaigned by Karl Watson, Mike Pegram, and Paul Weitman and trained by Bob Baffert, won the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational Handicap in 2011 among his four stakes wins, winning 7 of 14 starts and earning $1,154,360 while racing from ages 2 to 5. He stands at Magali Farms in Santa Ynez for a fee of $5,000. He has 59 foals in his first crop.

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Empire Way, a son of Empire Maker, got his first winner on April 29 when the juvenile colt Dutt Bart won a 4 1/2-furlong maiden race at Los Alamitos. Empire Way, who stands at Lovacres in Warner Springs, Calif., for $5,000, has had three starters.

Campaigned by Heinz Steinmann and trained by Mike Harrington, Empire Way won 1 of 12 starts while earning $119,170. He won a 6 1/2-furlong maiden race in his first start at Hollywood Park on a synthetic surface. His best effort in a stakes was a second to I’ll Have Another in the Grade 2 Robert B. Lewis Stakes. Empire Way has 21 juveniles in his first crop.