First Dude

Naa Dudette Breaks Her Maiden with Monster Late Run

    “From last to first” is a popular term coined by U. S. announcers when a horse who trailed early comes roaring down the lane to get up and win. Gulfstream Park’s Pete Aiello put a new spin on the call when Naa Dudette rallied from out of the TV picture down the backstretch,

Sparked by Dizney-breds, First Dude Is Off for His Next 1,000

    It took a little while for First Dude to get that elusive 1,000th winning ride last week, but only about 2 1/2 hours – at the same track – to start him on his second 1,000, compliments of Double Diamond’s owner, Don Dizney.     The first race at Thistledown on Thursday was

Bingo! First Dude’s Runners Hit 1,000 Mark

    It took several days for the information to reach the U. S. shores, but First Dude’s sons and daughters have now won 1,000 races.      The milestone achievement came on May 14, when the 3-year-old colt Dude Sunrise scored in an allowance race in Japan. Out of the Big Drama mare Dramamina,

First Dude is One Away from 1,000

    If Napa Dude can score an upset in the first race at Thistledown today, First Dude will reach an even 1,000 of his progeny  who will have visited the winner’s circle in his years at stud. But Napa Dude is 12-1 in the morning line, so Dude probably will have to wait until

Romantic Jewel: Winner No. 12 and 998 for First Dude

    Romantic Jewel isn’t one of First Dude’s big moneymakers, but the 7-year-old mare is responsible for her sire getting his 998th victory since the start of his stud career.     A mere $1,000 Timonium Mixed purchase in 2019, Romantic Jewel became First Dude’s 12th winner of 2024 with a game performance in

First Dude: Just 3 More Wins to 1,000

    First Dude is now just three winners’ circle visits short of 1,000 by his sons and daughters after Cindy’s Song became his 11th winner of the 2024 season at Tampa Bay Downs yesterday.     Daniel Centeno, former many-time leading rider in Oldsmar, was aboard the 5-year-old mare who annihilated the field in

Two More First Dude Winners and He’s 4 Away from 1,000

    Conrado used a rail-skimming ride at Turfway Park yesterday under Alex Cruz to add to his rapidly improving record, holding off a cavalry charge to the wire, and winning a 5 1/2-furlong test by three-quarters of a length. Coupled with First Slew’s victory at Tampa Bay Downs and First Dude now has 10

Fivefive Six Champ Gets New Owner Out Via 3rd Straight Victory

    Owner/trainer Jay Bernardini claimed Fivefive Six Champ for $15,000 at Mahoning Valley on Feb. 1, and has quickly gotten out on the 5-year-old First Dude gelding. After his 8 1/2-length score, Fivefive Six Champ came back to win by a head on Feb. 20, earning a check for $15,540, and made it three