First Dude

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

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

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

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

Orange Theory 3rd at 29-1 in $50,000 Stake in Canada

    Orange Theory, at odds of 29-1, finished third in the $50,000, black-type Lynn Chouinard Founders Distaff Stakes at Century Downs in Canada, a race she had won last year before it received the black-type designation.     The 5-year-old daughter of First Dude sat close to the pace early with Renaldo Cumberbatch, but

Roan Mountain’s ‘From Last to First” Was an Eye-Catcher

    There are a slew of “from last to first” race calls made around the country every week, but no run from last place has been as impressive as the one Roan Mountain achieved in the fourth race at Parx on Tuesday.      The 6-year-old First Dude gelding bred by Don Dizney broke

El Duque Wins Again at Mountaineer, Three Years Later

    When El Duque broke his maiden as a 3-year-old at Mountaineer Resort and Casino on Nov. 2 of 2020, the First Dude gelding was listed on the official chart with Patrick Rhodes as his owner and Cally Herrington as his trainer. On Sunday, some 38 races later, the gelding bred by Donald Dizney