The Prez is Exonerated – Again

Last year, at the age of 16, First Dude’s progeny earnings reached $2,356,481. With 14 racing days left in 2023, the son of Stephen Got Even is less than $17,000 from $2.7 million.     First Dude’s latest winner is Exonerated Prez, who carried Yan Aviles across the finish line a length in front in

Bahamian Moon Still Going Strong at Age 6

    The days when owners and trainers viewed Tampa Bay Downs as a minor league track with a minute purse structure are long gone. Take the ninth race on Wednesday, for example. The race was won by Bahamian Moon, a daughter of Bahamian Squall who captured a $54,000 allowance optional claimer under Carol Cedeno,

Neigh Dude Looks Good to the Claiming Genre

  Add Neigh Dude to the long list of runners who has made the sharp-eyed sales buyers look bad, and the claiming trainers look good.     At the October Timonium sale three years ago, the 4-year-old by First Dude was RNA’ed for a paltry $2,000. After his second victory in a row at Parx

Famous Gent Nearing $300,000 Mark

    Famous Gent took another leap upward on First Dude’s $200,000 club list with a sharp score in a $32,000 starter optional claimer at Gulfstream Park. The 5-year-old gelding bred by Trilogy Stable and Eddie Plesa added $19,600 to his bank account, and his new total of $295,030 moved him into 15th place among

‘From Last to First,’ Hay Hay Paula Wins Third in a Row

    In her first 13 career starts, Hay Hay Paula won three times, adding one second and three thirds. Since then, the 5-year-old daughter of Bahamian Squall has gone on a tear, winning four of her next five, including the last three in row, all at Gulfstream Park.     The latest score by

Neigh Dude Takes the ‘Over’ at Parx Racing

    Neigh Dude was razor sharp in the third race at Parx yesterday, and his second victory of this year provided two new ‘overs’ for First Dude.     First, Neigh Dude earned a check for $10,800, and it sent him over the $100,000 mark for 2023 at $105,672. Second, First Dude went over

Bahamian Squall Filly Breaks Her Maiden at Gulfstream

    Survival Rose became winner No. 17 for Bahamian Squall this year with a come-from-behind victory at Gulfstream Park.      Cipriano Gil was aboard the 2-year-old filly who broke her maiden in her fourth start. She won by a length after getting seven furlongs in 1:28.22 and collected a check of $11,600 for

Lady Milagro Untouchable in Autumn Days Stakes and Lights Up the Big A Tote Board

    Lady Milagro moved up six spots on First Dude’s $200,000 list and lit up the tote board with her first stakes victory – the $150,000 Autumn Days Stakes at Aqueduct.     The 4-year-old filly, previously stakes-placed, shot to the lead with Luis Rivera Jr. in the race at six furlongs over the

Sister Skye’s Maiden Score Sends First Dude Past $2.5 Million

    First Dude has surpassed the $2.5 million mark in 2023 progeny earnings, his highest total over the last four years, after the maiden-breaking victory of Sister Skye at Zia Park yesterday.     The 2-year-old filly was successful in her third career start, and she became First Dude’s 41st winner this year and first

Berks Scores Again; He’s won 6 of His Last 7

    Berks continued his sensational 2023 season yesterday at Laurel Race Course with a wire-to-wire performance in a $62,930 Allowance Optional Claiming race under Jaime Rodriguez.     The 4-year-old First Dude gelding who has been so outstanding for owner/breeder Jagger Inc. and trainer Jamie Ness made it two victories in a row, and