08/12/2016 7:51AM

Indiana sire Sangaree gets his first winner


Freshman sire Sangaree was represented by his first winner on August 11 when the 2-year-old gelding Sung won the eighth race at Indiana Grand, a $34,000 maiden race at 5 1/2 furlongs.

Out of the Gone West mare Goin for the Green, Indiana-bred Sangaree took the lead soon after the start and was never headed in posting a 2 1/4-lengths victory over Ron (by Mondavi) and Reverend John (by freshman sire Noble’s Promise), completing the race in 1:04.42 in besting the 11-horse field. Sung, the 4-1 third choice, is a homebred for Amy Elliott and Jim Elliott and trained by Barbara McBride. He was second in his only other start.

Sangaree,  by Awesome Again out of Mari’s Sheba, by Mari’s Book, stands for $1,500 at R Star Stallions in Anderson, Ind.

On the track, Sangaree won four of 26 starts while racing from ages 2 through 7, earning $365,710. He won the 2010 Joe Hernandez Stakes at Santa Anita, the same year he was second in the Grade 1 Triple Bend Handicap and Grade 2 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap. He was second in three other stakes in his career.

Bred in Kentucky by Stonerside Stable, Sangaree was campaigned by Godolphin and trained by Kiaran McLauglin.

Sangaree has 17 foals in his first crop and three starters to date. He has 11 foals in his second crop.