First Dude

Neigh Dude’s on a Roll; Won 3 of His Last 4

    Neigh Dude didn’t get to the winner’s circle in three tries as a 2-year-old, but he’s more than made up for it this season with three victories in four starts.      The First Dude gelding bred by Porter Racing Stable scored No. 3 at Delaware Park yesterday after previous victories at Penn

O’Brien’s Strong Stretch Turf Run Gets First Dude Winner No. 25

    O’Brien closed out a highly-successful month of May for First Dude with a monster run through the stretch at Parx Racing yesterday to get winner No. 25 for the stallion by Stephen Got Even, at the same time putting him in position to break the $1 million mark in progeny earnings for 2022

Another Maiden-Breaker for First Dude at Gulfstream

A well-timed ride by Jose Morelos resulted in First Dude getting his 24th winner of 2022 at Gulfstream Park yesterday. Sandy Dude broke alertly from the No. 6 post and Morelos settled the 4-year-old gelding in third down the backstretch, four lengths from the two battling leaders. After a quarter in :22.69 and a half

Thistledown Jury Opts for Dudes Lawyer; She Pays $3.40

    First Dude’s runners pushed the son of Stephen Got Even over the $800,000 mark in progeny earnings yesterday, led by the 5-year-old mare Dudes Lawyer, who scored by 1 1/4 lengths at Thistledown, her first victory of 2022.     Yarmarie Correa was aboard Dudes Lawyer, who left quickly from the No. 4

First Dude Celebrates Preakness Weekend With a Pair of Maiden Winners

    First Dude added a pair of maiden-breaking winners to his 2022 ledger yesterday, getting Preakness weekend off to a flying start for Double Diamond’s premier stallion. Grandma’s Pudding captured the first race at Gulfstream Park to become the 21st winner for the son of Stephen Got Even, and Mountain Breeze returned at Lone

Age Isn’t Slowing Down Gio Sammy

    The chart on this page detailing First Dude’s top runners points out how many are still highly competitive at the ages of seven and eight.     Gio Sammy is nowhere near as accomplished in the earnings department as those on the list, but the 5-year-old gelding has been campaigning in Ohio, where

Famous Gent Has Flourished on Gulfstream’s Tapeta Surface

    The recent addition of the Tapeta surface at Gulfstream Park has proven to be quite beneficial for Famous Gent, a 4-year-old son of First Dude. In his first 13 starts, the gelding bred by Trilogy Stable and Eddie Plesa Jr. won just once. Then came the Tapeta, and seven of his last eight

Winking At Thedude Adds Thistledown to Winning Tracks

    In the first 43 starts of his six-year racing career, Winking At Thedude campaigned at seven tracks and won at least once at four of them – Gulfstream Park, Gulfstream West (the old Calder), Mahoning Valley and Mountaineer Park.     The 7-year-old from First Dude’s third crop made it five out of

Best A Luck Farm Strikes Gold with First Dude Colt

    A dark bay or brown colt by First Dude sold for $160,000 at the OBS Spring Sale last week. HIP#813, out of the Eurosilver mare Must Be Fate, was consigned by his breeder, Best A Luck Farm, and was purchased by Al Stall.      First Dude is currently fourth on the Florida