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First Dude Goes Over $1 Million

    Bold Majestic finished third yesterday in a $70,000 allowance race at Colonial Downs and earned a check for $7,000. The 4-year-old lifted...

In His 26th Start, Conrado Posts Career Best Number

    At first glance, it appeared as though the Equibase chart-maker at Grand Prairie in Western Canada blew it when he had the...

Like Ol’ Man River, Taino House Just Keeps Rolling Along

    At the tender age of 7, Taino House has already run nine times this season, and he appears to be getting better....

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...

Petulant Delight Still Battling at Age 9

    Petulant Delight used a strong finish to return to the winner’s circle at Parx Racing after a dry spell of six months,...

Dizney-bred Taino House Still Winning at Age 7

    In his 37-race career, Taino House has won at Ruidoso Downs, Zia Park, Turf Paradise, Rillito, and most recently, twice at Emerald...

Bahamian Native Game in Hawthorne Score

    Bahamian Native recorded his best Equibase ‘E’ speed figure – an 80 – while winning in his eighth career start, a 1...

Jacks or Better Farm: 2 Winners, 5 Checks

    Jane Brei, owner of Jacks or Better Farm in Ocala, might have set a record in the past few days for number...

First Dude Gelding Wins 2nd Straight, Just Misses Track Record

    The Martinez triumvirate made it two straight wire-to-wire victories at Presque Isle Downs with the 4-year-old Happyisashappydoes, who posted an Equibase ‘E’...

Surface Switch Was All First Dude Filly Needed

    After Nina’s Last Gift’s first three tries at Gulfstream Park produced a fourth, sixth and eighth, two of the races on the...

Happyisashappydoes: a Martinez Festival

    The fifth race at Presque Isle Downs yesterday was a $34,000 allowance optional claimer at a mile and 70 yards on the...

Neigh Dude Wins at Monmouth, This Dude a Breeze Goes Wire-to-Wire at Woodbine

    One of the biggest bargains in the First Dude arsenal – Neigh Dude – added to his luster with a one-length victory...

Spirit Wind Romps at 1/5 in Lone Star Stakes

     Bahamian Squall’s leading money-winner, Spirit Wind, was a mile the best in the $100,000 Memorial Day Sprint Stakes at Lone Star Park,...

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...

Foggy Note Wins for Streaking Bahamian Squall

    Over the years, the partnership of trainer Ron Spatz, attorney David Romanik and Ocala’s SCF Inc. (Southern Cross Farm – Dr. Robert...

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...

Long Layoff Works Well for He’s On the Fly

    After sitting on the bench for 6 1/2 months, He’s On the Fly returned at Presque Isle Downs and recorded the co-best...

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...

Bahamian Squall Starting to Roll

    After getting off to a slow start in 2024, Bahamian Squall has turned up the jets and has had three winners in...

Awesome Wind Gets Melvis Back in the Building

    Before Sunday, Melvis Gonzalez’s two claims to fame were (1) his agent is former multiple Gr. I-winning jockey Chantal Sutherland, and (2)...

Vasquez the Right Medicine for Survival Rose

    In her last five races prior to her foray in yesterday’s second race at Tampa Bay Downs, all Survival Rose had produced...

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...

Bahamian Squall Fillies Win by Daylight in Tampa and Indiana

    It would be interesting to know what trainer Monica McGoey discovered about Bella Romance when the 5-year-old mare bred by Judy Karlin...

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...

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...

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...

Fivefive Six Champ Captures 4th Straight; First Dude’s Runners Six Away From 1,000

    First Dude’s runners have won 994 races following the fourth straight victory of Fivefive Six Champ at Mahoning Valley yesterday.    ...

Charlie’s Wish Wins One $110,000 Race at Tampa Bay Downs, Happyisashappydoes 2nd in Another

    First Dude enjoyed a lucrative afternoon on the Sunday Festival Cup program, getting a winner in one of the $110,000 stakes and...

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...

Speedy Dudette 2nd in Red Camelia; $200,000 is Next

    Speedy Dudette is on the verge of becoming the 29th member of First Dude’s $200,000 club after a strong second-place finish yesterday...

First Dude Another Step Closer to 1,000 Victories

Fivefive Six Champ made it two victories in a row at Mahoning Valley, and First Dude is now just eight away from reaching 1,000...

Maryquitecontrary Continues to Shine for Dr. Lundock

Maryquitecontrary, First Dude’s third-leading money-winner owned and bred by retired Ocala veterinarian Rod Lundock, added another stakes-placed performance to her expanding resume via a...

Two More Winners, First Dude 9 Away from 1,000 Wins

    First Dude had two more winners approaching President’s Day, This Dude a Breeze scoring at Gulfstream Park following the incredible 20th career...

First Dude’s Runners 11 Away From 1,000 Winners’ Circle Visits

    First Dude is only 11 away from having his sons and daughters rack up 1,000 visits to the winners’ circle. Impacto became...

Six First Dudes and Bahamian Squalls Hit the Board

    After several days with few runners participating, First Dude and Bahamian Squall had nine go at various tracks on Wednesday and wound...

Speedy Dudette Breaks Her Streak with Wire-to-Wire Score in the Mud

    Speedy Dudette relished the muddy oval at Fair Grounds on Saturday and broke a losing streak dating back to March of 2022....

At the age of 5, Fivefive Six Champ Reaches New Heights

Sometimes, it takes many tries before a racehorse reaches its peak performance as in the case of the First Dude gelding Fivefive Six Champ....

Maryquitecontrary Finishes 3rd in Gr. II Inside Information, Moves Into 3rd Among First Dude’s Runners

Luca Panici had Maryquitecontrary eighth and three wide down the backstretch in Saturday’s Gr. II Inside Information Stakes at Gulfstream Park, leaving the 5-year-old...

Charlie’s Wish is First Dude’s First Stakes-Placed Runner of 2024

  Charlie’s Wish became First Dude’s first stakes-placed runner of the New Year and moved up a notch on her sire’s $200,000 list with...

Sierra Diamond Gets 6th Victory With Help From Stewards

    Bahamian Squall’s first winner of 2024 is Sierra Diamond, who won at Mahoning Valley with a little help from the stewards –...