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1st Winner For US Freshman Sire Taste Of Paradise
US Gr1-winning millionaire & 10-year-old freshman sire Taste Of Paradise (Conquistador Cielo-Tastetheteardrops, by What Luck) recorded his 1st winner when 2YO gelding Justamatteroftime (Taste Of Paradise-Green Mill, by Green Dancer) scored by 7.25-lengths over 8 furlongs on all-weather at Presque Isle Downs in Pennsylvania for trainer June Riley. Justamatteroftime was a US$4,200 weanling at the 2007 Keeneland November Sale & later a US$1,000 yearling at the 2008 Keeneland September Sale. His sire Taste Of Paradise (who has stood at Crestwood Farm in Kentucky since 2006 for US$6,000) has 50 2YOs in his 1st-crop. On the track, Taste Of Paradise won 6 of 28 starts (including the Gr1 Vosburgh Stakes, Gr2 San Diego Handicap, Gr3 Vernon Underwood Stakes & Listed Ack Ack Handicap, plus placings in the Gr1 Breeders' Cup Sprint, Gr1 Bing Crosby Handicap, Gr2 Pat O'Brien Handicap & Gr3 Berkeley Handicap) & earned US$1,019,455.