First Dude Gelding Rolls to 5th Victory of 2024

  Ocala owner, breeder and consignor Tom McCrocklin has been on fire lately and he’s the breeder of Fivefive Six Champ, currently battling for the title of leading race-winner of 2024. The 5-year-old First Dude gelding won for the fifth time this year in a $23,800 allowance optional claiming race at Mountaineer Casino & Resort. 

    With Erik Barbaran aboard in the race at six furlongs, Fivefive Six Champ battled for the early lead in the three path, took over on the turn and proved to be easily best in the stretch, scoring by 3 1/2 lengths in 1:11.53 and receiving an Equibase ‘E’ speed figure of 90. He paid $3.60, and the $13,804 check raised his career earnings to $128,130, with $75,110 coming this year. Overall, he’s 7-1-4 in 25 starts.