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 outer turf course. She sizzled past the poles while opening a daylight lead in :21.69, :43.84 and :55.41, then reached the wire 1 1/2 lengths in front without receiving a serious challenge. When the official sign was posted, $104.50 was firmly entrenched in the win payoff position.
Lady Milagro was clocked in 1:07.55 and added $82,500 to her bank account, which soared to $329,852. The eye-catching score was worth a 94 Equibase ‘E’ speed figure and First Dude’s 2023 progeny earnings have reached $2,599,090.