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1st Winner For US Sire Pollard's Vision Is In Italy
Also in Europe, US-based & Gr1-placed stallion Pollard's Vision (Carson City-Etats Unis, by Dixieland Band) recorded his 1st winner when 2YO colt Air Crew (Pollard's Vision-Crystal Bull, by Holy Bull) scored over 1000m at Milan in Italy for trainer Riccardo Menichetti. Air Crew was "led out unsold for US$19,000 at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale last year", noted racingpost.com. On the track, Pollard's Vision recorded 6 wins (including the Gr2 Illinois Derby, Gr3 Leonard Richards Stakes, Gr3 Walmac Lone Star Derby & Gr3 National Jockey Club Handicap) & 11 placings (including the Gr1 Pimlico Special Handicap, Gr1 Suburban Handicap, Gr2 Pennsylvania Derby, Gr2 Ohio Derby, Gr2 Louisiana Derby, Gr3 West Virginia Derby, Gr3 Mineshaft Handicap & Listed Huntington Stakes) from 23 starts for US$1,430,311 earnings. He stands at Wintergreen Stallion Station in Kentucky, where his fee was US$10,000 in his initial 3 seasons before being halved to US$5,000 for 2009.