Maroon Six plays the right tune for first-season Johnny Barnes in France
Acclamation stallion stands at Haras des Granges
Johnny Barnes, a Group-winning miler for John Gosden, gained his first winner as a stallion from Haras des Granges when his son Maroon Six struck at La Teste de Buch in France on Wednesday.
The son of Acclamation has 45 registered members of his first crop and Maroon Six, a homebred for Gregory Bellocq and Mathieu Daguzan-Garros out of their Literato mare Aussie Style, had not been out of the frame in four starts already prior to landing the five-and-a-half-furlong maiden at the coastal track.
Johnny Barnes, a €310,000 purchase from the Citadel Stud dispersal at Goffs Orby for Bermuda Thoroughbreds and is a half-brother to Group 3 winner Albisola, finished second in the Group 1 Criterium International as a juvenile and went on to take the Prix Quincey and a valuable handicap at Goodwood.
He stands for €2,500 at Daguzan-Garros's Granges, at Touget near Toulouse and has fielded just four runners so far.
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