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First Dude

Stephen Got Even - Run Sarah Run, by Smart Strike, 2007 b
Entered Stud: 2012 - Fee: $10,000 Live Foal  Submit Mare

G1-Winning Millionaire and Classic Colt

First Dude
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2010 Florida Champion Three Year Old

2011 Grade 1 winner and dual Classic colt FIRST DUDE represents the best in class and toughness that the Thoroughbred has to offer.

The Double Diamond homebred continually faced the best runners of his generation, and emerged at the head of the class:
  • A leading First-Crop sire of 2015, his first four winners all took Maiden Special Weight races, at Saratoga, Gulfstream Park, etc.
  • Multiple Graded SW - won or placed in eight Graded stakes, including the Preakness-G1, Belmont-G1, Travers-G1, Haskell-G1, Blue Grass-G1 and Hollywood Gold Cup-G1.
  • Won his last three career starts at Santa Anita, Churchill and Hollywood, culminating in a tenacious victory in the prestigious Hollywood Gold Cup-G1.
  • Earned $1,442,140 defeating the best of several generations, including G1 winners Quality Road, Jackson Bend, Paddy O'Prado, Haynesfield, Game On Dude, Super Saver, Twirling Candy, Dublin, Ice Box, Awesome Gem, Giant Oak.
  • Missed winning the Preakness-G1 by 3/4 (to Lookin At Lucky), the Belmont-G1 by 1 length (to Drosselmeyer), the Pennsylvania Derby-G2 by a neck (to Morning Line).
  • #1-Ranked older male of 2011 on Watchmaker Watch - until his retirement
  • Won or placed in 13-of-17 starts, ages 2, 3, and 4
  • Posted Triple Digit Beyers in Graded stakes at 3 and 4
  • Direct descendant of Uvira II, ancestress of A.P. Indy, Raja Baba, Lemon Drop Kid, Summer Squall, et. al.
  • Bred to 282 mares in 2013-14, more than any Florida stallion

First Dude News

Monday, February 19, 2018
Skye Diamonds has already been a fantastic, pleasant surprise for owners Allen Racing, Bloom Racing Stables, Tom Acker, and Jon Lindo.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
February 12 in Arcadia, California Thoroughbred Breeders Association held their annual awards at Santa Anita Park. We are pleased to announce homebred Skye Diamonds was named 2017 Champion California-bred Older Female.
Monday, February 12, 2018
Leading Florida Sire four straight years.
Monday, February 12, 2018
A changing of the guard is taking place among Florida’s stallion ranks. Familiar names will be clearing out from their entrenched spots on top of the state’s sire list in the coming years, be they the deceased Wildcat Heir or the pensioned High Cotton. Three stallions leading the youth movement’s charge to replace them are First Dude, Poseidon’s Warrior, and Treasure Beach.
Monday, July 10, 2017
A claimer put away a champion and a grade 1 winner July 8 at Los Alamitos Race Course. To be...
Friday, July 7, 2017
The 2010 Florida Champion Three-Year-Old, First Dude was among the best of his generation. He won...
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Topped by a First Dude colt bought by his breeder for $400,000 on behalf of a racing partnership he heads, the Ocala Breeders' Sales' 2-year-olds and horses of racing age sale began on a strong note June 13.
Friday, June 9, 2017
June 6 Hip # 199 a First Dude colt out of Natalie's Moment by Kris S does a BULLET 20.3 at OBS first day of the breeze show.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
  BOYNTON BEACH, FL - On a sun-splashed Friday morning at the Palm...
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Double Diamond Farm’s sensational sire, First Dude, had a spectacular weekend, siring three...
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Ocala, Florida (July 5, 2016)--- After a successful Fourth of July weekend, Double Diamond Farm’s sensational stallion First Dude now has progeny earnings of $1,121,152 for 2016. Florida’s leading freshman sire in 2015, First Dude is currently the state’s leading second-crop sire and ranks seventh in all of North America. Since his first runner in June of last year, he has amassed $2,118,300 in total progeny earnings.
Monday, June 13, 2016
Ocala, Florida (June 13, 2016)-- - Double Diamond Farm’s First Dude, Florida's leading freshman sire in 2015, will be represented by 17 two-year- olds at the upcoming OBS June Sale.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
First Dude is represented well at the Fasig Tipton, Midlantic two- year - old in training sale.
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Baltimore, Maryland (May 12, 2016)--- Led by Kentucky Oaks (G1) runner-up Land Over Sea, Grade 2-winning stablemate of Kentucky Derby (G1) champion Nyquist, 43 sophomore fillies nominated to the 92nd running of the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan (G2) to be run the day before the Preakness (G1), May 20, at Pimlico Race Course. Black-Eyed Susan Day features the “Ultimate Girls Day Out”, an entire afternoon dedicated to the spirit and strength of women.
Monday, April 18, 2016
Equix helps owners buy and breed Thoroughbreds that have a statistically higher chance to be successful racehorses.
Friday, March 18, 2016
Ocala, Florida (March 18, 2016)--- First Dude, Florida’s leading freshman sire, who currently...
Friday, February 12, 2016
Hallandale Beach, Florida (February 12, 2016)--- Adding to Fasig-Tipton's long history of success, Saratoga Select Yearling graduate, Flora Dora, recent winner of Aqueduct's Busanda Stakes, is on the trail to the Kentucky Oaks (G1). She is by Florida’s leading freshman sire, First Dude.
Friday, February 5, 2016
Hallandale Beach, Florida (February 5, 2016)--- “Saturdays at Gulfstream,” a nine-week series of...
Monday, February 1, 2016
South Ozone Park, New York (January 31, 2016)--- Coffeepot Stable’s three-year-old filly, Flora Dora, took a big step on her trail to the Kentucky Oaks with a victory in the $100,000 Busanda Stakes at Aqueduct Sunday.
Monday, January 4, 2016
Ocala, Florida (January 4, 2016) --- Double Diamond Farm's sensational freshman sire First Dude went over the $1 million mark in progeny earnings over New Year's weekend, when Aggressive Driver finished fourth in the $100,000 Much Macho Man Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Only three other freshman sires have reached that milestone in North America.

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First Dude Generational Pedigree

Dosage Profile:
STEPHEN GOT EVEN (USA)
b. 1996
A.P. INDY (USA)
dkb/br. 1989 [IC]
SEATTLE SLEW (USA)
br. 1974 [BC]
BOLD REASONING (USA)
MY CHARMER (USA)
WEEKEND SURPRISE (USA)*
b. 1980
SECRETARIAT (USA)
LASSIE DEAR (USA)
IMMERSE (USA)
b. 1988
COXS RIDGE (USA)
b. 1974
BEST TURN (USA)
OUR MARTHA (USA)
BARONESS DIRECT (USA)
b. 1981
BLUSHING GROOM (FR)
AVUM (USA)
RUN SARAH RUN (USA)
dkb/br. 2000
SMART STRIKE (CAN)
b. 1992 [IC]
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)
b. 1970 [BC]
RAISE A NATIVE (USA)
GOLD DIGGER (USA)
CLASSY 'N SMART (CAN)*
b. 1981
SMARTEN (USA)
NO CLASS (CAN)
BREECH (USA)
gr. 1984
RELAUNCH (USA)
gr. 1976
IN REALITY (USA)
FOGGY NOTE (USA)
SCATTER PLAN (USA)
b. 1968
QUADRANGLE (USA)
PURDAH (USA)

courtesy of Pedigree Query
Age Starts 1st (SW) 2nd (sp) 3rd (sp) Earnings
2 2 0 2 0 $15,520
3 10 1 3(2) 4(4) $844,640
4 5 3(2) 0 0 $581,980
Totals: 17 4(2) 5(2) 4(4) $1,442,140 (SSI=28.89)


Racing Highlights



Won at 3

  • A maiden special weight race at Gulfstream Park (8f, by 2 3/4, defeating The Director, Don Cavallo, Marching Tune, Tiz Mine, Gothics Peak, Key to the Empire, Illuminated Sky, Buzzin Ready).

2nd at 3

  • Preakness S (gr-I, 9.5f, to Lookin At Lucky, defeating Jackson Bend, Yawanna Twist, Dublin, Paddy O'Prado, Caracortado, Super Saver, Schoolyard Dreams, Aikenite, Pleasant Prince, Northern Giant).
  • Pennsylvania Derby (gr-II, 9f, to Morning Line, defeating A Little Warm, Exhi, Afleet Again, Severe Weather).

3rd at 3

  • Belmont S (gr-I, 12f, to Drosselmeyer, Fly Down, defeating Game On Dude, Stay Put, Interactif, Stately Victor, Ice Box, Make Music for Me, Dave in Dixie, Spangled Star, Uptowncharlybrown).
  • Travers S (gr-I, 10f, to Afleet Express, Fly Down, defeating Afleet Again, A Little Warm, Friend Or Foe, Miner's Reserve, Ice Box, Trappe Shot, Super Saver, Admiral Alex).
  • Izod Haskell Invitational S (gr-I, 9f, to Lookin At Lucky, Trappe Shot, defeating Super Saver, Afleet Again, Ice Box, Our Dark Knight).
  • Toyota Blue Grass S (gr-IA, 9f, to Stately Victor, Paddy O'Prado, defeating Interactif, Codoy, Make Music for Me, Pleasant Prince, Aikenite, Odysseus).

Won at 4

  • Hollywood Gold Cup H (gr-IA, 10f, defeating Game On Dude, Twirling Candy, Setsuko, Awesome Gem, Dark Cove, Miss Match, Soul Candy).
  • Alysheba S (gr-III, 8.5f, defeating Regal Ransom, Equestrio, Awesome Gem, Giant Oak, Caracortado, Mission Impazible, Wise Dan, Demarcation).
  • An allowance race at Santa Anita Park (8.5f, by 2 1/2, defeating Kevlar Kid, Coo Cachoo, Royal F J, Erbeia, Fog Alert, Isle of Prado, Hot Damon, Rauschenberg, Ducane).

First Dude Alan Porter Pedigree Analysis

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Florida’s Leading Freshman Sire of 2015, and Leading Second Season Sire of 2016, First Dude was the Leading Sire standing in Florida for 2017. He has also been among the top five of his sire crop nationally in each of his first three years with runners.

This early success is not surprising when one considers First Dude’s race record and pedigree. A grade one winning and multiple classic placed performer, First Dude is by a Champion siring son of A.P. Indy, and from the great family of Uvira II, ancestress not only of A.P. Indy, but also of at least 15 stallions that have sired grade one winners.”

First Dude is free of Northern Dancer, as is his sire, Stephen Got Even. Stephen Got Even has enjoyed considerable success with mares from the Northern Dancer line, and First Dude is following that trend. Stephen Got Even’s Champion Two-Year-Old Stevie Wonderboy is out of a mare by A.P. Indy's half-brother, Summer Squall, giving inbreeding to their dam, Weekend Surprise. Summer Squall is bred on the same cross as Storm Cat, and out of mares from this line, First Dude is sire of multiple graded stakes winning sprint star Skye Diamonds out of a mare by Johannesburg (sire of Scat Daddy, and a son of Hennessy, also sire of Cactus Ridge and Wiseman’s Ferry – both broodmare sires of A.P. Indy line stakes winners –

and of Henny Hughes), and stakes placed Demigoddess out of a mare by Lightnin N Thunder. Amongst other Storm Cat line stallions whose daughters have produced stakes winners for A.P. Indy line stallions are Giant’s Causeway, his son First Samurai, and his brother Freud; Bluegrass Cat; Catienus; Forestry and his son Discreet Cat; Forest Wildcat (sire of Wildcat Heir and D’Wildcat); Harlan’s Holiday (sire of Into Mischief); Tale of the Cat (sire of Lion Heart); Catienus; Bernstein; Tabasco Cat; Menifee; Storm Boot; and Tactical Cat. Mares by Florida-based Storm Cat son, With Distinction, could also be considered, and daughters of Stormy Atlantic and Stormin Fever would give a well-placed double of Seattle Slew.

First Dude is showing a strong affinity for mares by Northern Dancer son, Dixieland Band, getting three stakes horses, including the multiple stakes winning and grade one placed Flora Dora and two-year-old stakes winner Dude Fantasy out of mares by Dixieland Band himself, suggesting mares by Dixie Union, Citidancer, Hook and Ladder, Chimes Band, Dixieland Brass, Kentucky Jazz and Jambalaya Jazz.

Out of mares from other branches of the Northern Dancer line, Stephen Got Even has three stakes winners from daughters of Silver Deputy (sire of Posse, Spring At Last and Badge of Silver) and stakes winner out of a mare by Dehere (sire of Graeme Hall), both by Deputy Minister; and a stakes winner out of a mare by Danzig Connection (by Danzig). The Deputy Minister line can also be brought in through Awesome Again – broodmare sire of First Dude’s stakes placed juvenile Fleet Dude – and his sons Ghostzapper, Awesome of Course, Daaher and Toccet; Touch Gold, broodmare sire of First Dude’s stakes placed two-year-old Unstablenthemornin; Salt Lake, French Deputy and Forest Camp. The Danzig line has not only worked under Stephen Got Even, but is also excellent under First Dude’s broodmare sire, Smart Strike. Sources of Danzig that have supplied stakes winners for A.P. Indy line stallions include Belong to Me, Chief’s Crown (sire of Concerto; grandsire of Bellamy Road), Deerhound (giving inbreeding to Lassie Dear, the granddam of A.P. Indy), Honor Grades (who gives inbreeding to Weekend Surprise, the dam of A.P. Indy), Langfuhr, Lost Soldier, Military, Polish Numbers and Pine Bluff. It would also be possible to introduce Danzig through such as War Chant (broodmare sire of a First Dude stakes performer), Exchange Rate, Hard Spun and War Front (who gives Relaunch and a sister).

A.P. Indy has also done well with Northern Dancer via Sadler’s Wells (particularly through El Prado, sire of Medaglia d’Oro, Kitten’s Joy and Artie Schiller), and Nureyev, including through Theatrical (sire of Noactor) and Zilzal, with Atticus, Spinning World and Stravinsky.

First Dude is out of a mare by a son of Mr. Prospector, but crossing a stallion back over mares from his own broodmare sire line can work well. On this cross, First Dude is sire of 2017 stakes winner and graded placed two-year-old Shamrock Rose out of a mare by Elusive Quality (sire of Exclusive Quality, Great Notion, Omega Code, Quality Road and Smarty Jones). From other branches of Mr. Prospector, Stephen Got Even sired grade one winner I Want Revenge out of a mare by Roy, a son of Fappiano, and from the same line he also has a stakes winner out of a mare by Grindstone (by Unbridled), the sire of Birdstone. Other sons of Unbridled include Broken Vow, Empire Maker, Red Bullet, Untuttable, Spanish Steps and Unbridled’s Song (available through Songandaprayer, Buddha, Dunkirk, Eurosilver, First Defence – who gives inbreeding to Seattle Slew – Half Ours, Even the Score, Old Fashioned, Rockport Harbor, Werblin and Zensational). There are also Stephen Got Even line stakes winners out of mares descending from Fappiano through Real Quiet (sire of Midnight Lute) and his sire Quiet American, and Rubiano (who would be particularly interesting here, giving inbreeding to Relaunch and a sister, and who is available through Burning Roma and Too Much Bling). There has also been success for A.P. Indy over Fappiano via Cryptoclearance (sire of Victory Gallop; and grandsire of Candy Ride).

The cross of Stephen Got Even with mares by stallions bred on the Mr. Prospector/ Buckpasser cross has done very well with a grade one winner out of mare Miswaki (sire of Black Tie Affair and Diligence; grandsire of Formal Gold), and four stakes winners, one graded, from mares by Seeking the Gold, sire of Bob and John (broodmare sire of a First Dude stakes horse), Mutakddim, Petionville, Cape Town and Jazil. This would also suggest mares carrying another Mr. Prospector/Buckpasser cross in Woodman. The A.P. Indy line in general has enjoyed success with a very wide range of Mr. Prospector line stallions, but we can note further stakes winners by Stephen Got Even and sons from daughters of Thunder Gulch, Two Punch (sire of Smoke Glacken), Allen’s Prospect, Truluck (by Conquistador Cielo, also sire of Marquetry and grandsire of Artax), Prospect Bay (by Crafty Prospector, also sire of Prospectors Gamble and Robyn Dancer) and Stuka (by Jade Hunter). Stephen Got Even also has a stakes winner out of a mare by Jeblar (descending from Mr. Prospector’s sire, Raise a Native, through Aldyar) .

First Dude is sire of the graded stakes winning Stickstatelydude out of a mare by Gilded Time, from the Damascus line, and sire of Old Topper and Early Flyer.

Out mares from the Turn-to/Hail to Reason line, Stephen Got Even has a graded winner out of a mare by Jolie’s Halo and a stakes winner out of a mare by Irgun, both from the Halo line suggesting trying mares by Halo’s Image and Saint Ballado and sons such as Saint Liam, Yankee Victor (broodmare sire of a First Dude stakes performer), Captain Bodgit, Straight Man, Sweetsouthernsaint and Flame Thrower. There is also a Stephen Got Even stakes winner out of a Roberto line mare inviting such as Dynaformer, Kris S. (sire of Prized, You and I, Arch and Rock Hard Ten) and Red Ransom. The Stop the Music/Cure the Blues branch could work here too, with a possible source being American Chance.

Stephen Got Even also has a multiple stakes winner out of a mare by Java Gold (a grandson of Graustark), and A.P. Indy line stallions have done well with mares descending from Graustark’s brother, His Majesty, through Pleasant Tap and his sire, Pleasant Colony (also sire of Pleasantly Perfect).

Mares by Regal Classic and Sky Classic would give inbreeding to the family of First Dude’s broodmare sire, Smart Strike. We can also note that First Dude is half-brother to a stakes winner by Orientate, a son of Mt. Livermore (from the Blushing Groom line).

“First Dude has rocketed to the top of the Florida sire ranks. The Leading Freshman Sire in Florida in 2015, and Leading Second Sire in 2016, he led all stallions standing in Florida 1in 2017. Nationally, he’s also been among the top five of his sire crop standing in the US in each of his first three years with runners. Given his achievements to date, he looks great value for 2018…”
Alan Porter

"First Dude a strong imposing specimen with tremendous bone, natural mussel, and substance. He has an ora of class and masculine presence; which he is passing on to his off spring. Not only are his foal outstanding individuals with abundant leg and bone they have great minds, and temperament; the full package of elite athletes."
Mike Ryan

"Hip 606 was not only a pretty filly she had a sensational breeze and came highly recommended by Juvenal Diaz. First Dude’s progeny is doing very well in CA so we thrilled to have gotten her."
Peter Miller

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