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Earlier this week, there was considerable discussion of winners of the Travers Stakes, and Travers (the man) mentioned that the first three runnings of the historic stakes were won by stock sired by the great 19th century American sire Lexington.

The winners were Kentucky, Maiden, and Merrill. The second-place runner in 1866 (Merrill’s victory) was the filly Ulrica, also by Lexington.

Ulrica is the first US-bred mare in the female family of yesterday’s Dwyer Stakes winner Fly Down, and she is his 14th dam.

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