A Winner, Another Stakes-Placed, and First Dude Surpasses $2 Million

    A pair of sharp performances at Century Mile in Canada by Orange Theory and Impacto have vaulted First Dude’s progeny earnings for 2023 up to $2,029,733, the eighth straight year the son of Stephen Got Even has passed the $2 million mark.  

ORANGE THEORY – Sent off at odds of 74-1, the 5-year-old mare bred by William P. Sorren finished with a rush under Antonio Whitehall to get up for second, one length behind the winner, in the $100,000 Northlands Distaff Handicap, picking up a check for $20,000 Canadian, $14,700 in U. S. Funds. The race at one mile went in 1:37.71. Orange Theory is now 6-4-7 in 34 starts with earnings of $103,007. She was purchased for $3,000 by Shelley Brown as a yearling at the OBS October Sale, and Ms. Brown is still the owner. All of her races have come at Century Mile and Assiniboia Downs. 

IMPACTO – The 4-year-old didn’t race at two and three, and has posted a record of 4-1-1 in seven starts at four. The gelding bred by Jose M. Contreras won in his Tampa debut on April 2 by 4 1/4 lengths and was claimed by Dial In Racing Stables for $10,000, with trainer Craig Robert Smith. Dial In remains the owner, and in his latest, Impacto went wire-to-wire at seven furlongs, clocked in a sizzling 1:22.33, and won by 4 1/4 lengths. He paid $7.80, and has won two in a row.