First runner is a winner for Mr. Besilu
Regally-bred Mr. Besilu, who was sold to stand at Eureka Thoroughbred Farm in Texas in a deal brokered by Chad Schumer, got off the mark on Saturday when his first runner, She B Glamorous, won her debut at Canterbury Park.
The Eureka homebred set the pace in a 5 1/2-furlong test for Minnesota-bred 2-year-old fillies and held on gamely to win by half-a-length.
Mr. Besilu was the most expensive yearling sold worldwide in 2010 when knocked down for $4.2 million to Benjamin Leon’s Besilu Stables at the Keeneland September Sale. The son of A.P. Indy was placed twice for trainer Bill Mott during a racing career restricted by injury.
Mr. Besilu, the first foal out of triple Grade 1 winner Balance, a Thunder Gulch half-sister to Zenyatta, stands for $2,000.