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1st European Winner For Darley Shuttler Consolidator
In the UK overnight, US-based Darley sire & former shuttler Consolidator (Storm Cat-Good Example, by Crystal Glitters) recorded his 1st European winner (& 3rd overall following 2 US juvenile winners) when 2YO filly Absolute Music (Consolidator-Allegro Lady, by Souvenir Copy) scored over 5 furlongs at Leicester for trainer Robert Cowell. Absolute Music was a US$95,000 yearling at the 2008 Keeneland September Sale. On the track, Consolidator (who stands at Darley's Jonabell Farm in Kentucky for US$15,000) recorded 3 wins (including the Gr1 Lane's End Breeders' Futurity Stakes & Gr2 San Felipe Stakes) & 2 placings (including the Gr2 Sanford Stakes & Gr3 Kentucky Breeders' Cup Stakes) & from 10 starts for US$661,760 earnings. His oldest Australian offspring are yearlings.