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First Dude Colt Cruises Past $100,000

    Time to Cruise cruised over the $100,000 mark in earnings yesterday after only his sixth start, via a convincing 2 1/2-length victory as the 6/5 favorite in a $52,000 allowance test at Parx Racing.      The First Dude colt had Ruben Silvera in the saddle for his rocking-chair ride, in which the

Famous Gent Climbing in First Dude’s ‘$200,000 Club’

    Famous Gent made it two victories in a row at Gulfstream Park yesterday and in so doing, moved up several slots into 18th place in First Dude’s $200,000 club.      Javier Castellano was in the saddle in the $42,000 starter allowance at five furlongs on the grass, and he positioned the 5-year-old

Taino House Romps at Rillito – Posts Highest Speed Figure in 27th Start

    It’s anybody’s guess how many people know that Rillito Park is in Tucson, Arizona, but that’s where Bahamian Squall had Taino House become his seventh winner of 2023, and the first to win twice.      The 6-year-old gelding recorded his best career Equibase ‘E’ speed figure, an 87, with a nearly six-length

Starship Renegade Heading for Banner Season

Starship Renegade is five years old and has made just career six starts, but he continues to impress with every effort.      The son of First Dude, trained and co-owned by South Florida veteran Steve Dwoskin, boosted his ballooning record to 3-2-0 yesterday at Gulfstream Park, winning an $86,000 allowance optional claimer under Miguel

Dye Scores on 3 Fronts with First Dude Colt

    Bold Majestic made a monster run in the final sixteenth of a mile to break his maiden in the seventh race at Tampa Bay Downs yesterday, giving First Dude winner No. 18 this year and tying him for second in that category among all Florida sires.     Steve Dye scored a triple

First Dude Gets 17th Winner with Best Performance by Berks

    Berks has given First Dude his 17th winner of 2023 and moved his sire just two winners behind leader Khozan.      The 4-year-old Maryland-bred gelding owned and bred by Jagger Inc. boosted his record to 5-1-2 in 15 starts with his half-length victory under Jaime Rodriguez in a $36,440 six-furlong starter optional

Short Field Makes It Easy for Here Comes Bullet

    Although it’s not a good look for racing, thoroughbred owners can’t be disappointed when scratches result in their horse facing a short field competing for the largest piece of a $21,000 purse. That’s just what happened with owners Michael Catalano and Jeffrey Lambert and Here Comes Bullet in the seventh race at Gulfstream

Fast Start for First Dude Continues; Adds 2 More Winners

    With two months gone in 2023, First Dude is already ahead of his pace of last year when he wound up with 54 winners and $2.3 million in progeny earnings.      The victories of Petulant Delight at Parx Racing and Ruda at Tampa Bay Downs gave the son of Stephen Got Even

Hay Hay Paula: From Last to First, But Without the Call

    Hay Hay Paula came from so far back, and was so late, that track announcer Pete Aiello didn’t have enough time to give her the old “from last to first” call in the sixth race at Gulfstream Park yesterday.      With Emisael Jaramillo aboard in the 5 1/2-furlong test over the Tapeta

Famous Gent ‘Mows ’em Down’ to Join First Dude’s $200,000 Club

    “Far outside – Famous Gent mows ’em all down. Famous Gent from downtown to win it.”     That’s how track announcer Pete Aiello described Famous Gent’s final sixteenth of a mile in the 10th race at Gulfstream Park yesterday, as the 5-year-old First Dude gelding rallied from ninth and last at the