Southern Image boasts first winner in the US

Freshman sire Southern Image produced his first Northern hemisphere 2 yr old winner at Hollywood Park yesterday.

Southern Image standing Southern Fireball, a 2 yr old filly by Southern Image from Hot Moon (Carson City), sat third in running down the back straight, reeling in the pacesetter Ballistic Sue (f, 2, City Zip) and pulling away to win by an easy 4 lengths. The final time for the 4 1/2 furlongs was a swift :50.67.

This success marks the first of many to come for Southern Image progeny, given the stallions’ outstanding performance record; Southern Image was a winner at two, scorching the track to clock sensation times. He went on to win 6 of 8 lifetime starts (5 consecutively) and was the most brilliant performer of his generation, winning 3 Group One races and prizemoney of over $2.5m AUD

Not surprisingly, Southern Image has produced some outstanding foals in his first two colonial crops, with his first Southern hemisphere 2 yr olds set to hit the track in late 2009.

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