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Despite Bad Trip, Rogue Too 3rd in $100,000 Likely Exchange

    Rogue Too survived a horrible trip in the Likely Exchange Stakes at Turfway Park last evening, never having a realistic chance to...

Long Layoff Posts No Problem for Speedy Dudette

    It isn’t often handicappers can get an $11 win price from a horse who won her previous race by nearly 17 lengths....

Another First Dude Winner, Another Track Record

    First Dude and Bahamian Squall now have three winners each through the first nine days of January after the victory of Steel...

Marcelino Lowers Another Gulfstream Tapeta Record

    One day after Bahamian Rhapsody lowered the ‘about’ 5 1/2-furlong track record to 1:04.92 over Gulfstream Park’s new Tapeta course, Marcelino followed...

3rd Bahamian Squall Winner Lowers Gulfstream Park Record

    Bahamian Squall’s quick start in 2022 stretched into Friday, when Bahamian Rhapsody became winner No. 3 in opening week with a record-breaking...

Winner No. 2 in First Week of Season for Bahamian Squall

    Only five days into the new year, Bahamian Squall already has two winners following the stylish victory of Bahamian Moon in an...

Bahamian Squall: First Winner on New Year’s Day, Too

    Emulating First Dude, Bahamian Squall began 2022 on a winning note, with Sierra Diamond going wire-to-wire over a sloppy track at Mahoning...

M. J.’s Lady Gets First Dude His Initial Victory of 2022

    First Dude wasted little time getting his initial winner of the New Year, with M. J.’s Lady coming from well off the...

Bella Dudette: From Last to First at Mahoning Valley

    With two racing days left on the 2021 schedule, First Dude is solidly in third place on Florida’s leading sire list with...

First Dude Filly Owns a Gulfstream Park Tapeta Record

    The new Tapeta surface at Gulfstream Park has only been in use for a few weeks, so track records at every distance...

Taino House Never Challenged in Zia Park Sprint

    Taino House made it two victories in a row at Zia Park yesterday, going wire-to-wire in a quick :57.41 for five furlongs...

Winking At Thedude Reaches a Milestone

    Winking At Thedude became the 19th member of the First Dude $200,000-plus club at Mountaineer Casino & Resort last evening via a...

Taino House Responds to Late Money With Zia Romp

    Taino House was welcomed into the infamous late-odds-drop club at Zia Park yesterday, and responded with his second victory in six tries...

Super Dude Surpasses $400,000

    Super Dude finished third  yesterday (a nose away from second) in a $47,500 allowance optional claimer at Parx Racing, and collected a...

Starship Prankster’s Late Run Eases Concerns of Her Backers

    It wasn’t a matter of ‘If Starship Prankster would win a race,’ it was simply a matter of ‘when.’     Prior...

What’s Up Dude 3rd in Lightning Jet Stakes at Hawthorne

What’s Up Dude, one of 11 members of First Dude’s $300,000-plus club, finished a game third in the $65,700 Lightning Jet Stakes at Hawthorne...

First Dude Filly Defies the Court of Public Opinion in Ohio

Despite the fact that Dudes Lawyer had finished first, second, third and fourth in her last four starts, the Mahoning Valley crowd opted to...

Island Magic Wins, Finds Fame Is Fleeting

No matter what transpires for the rest of her racing career, Island Magic will always have the distinction of having a track record listed...

Orange Theory a Boon for Cancer-Stricken Owner/Trainer

    At the 2019 OBS October yearling sale, Shelley Brown purchased Orange Theory for a bargain $3,000. The 48-year-old Canadian has been able...

A Surface Switch, and Roan Mountain Breaks $100,000

    When Mark Schwartz claimed Roan Mountain out of his last start at Parx Racing on Sept. 28, the 4-year-old First Dude gelding...

Steel City Dude Moves Way Up on Main Track

First Dude’s winners often come in bunches, and when Steel City Dude became his 56th winner of 2021 yesterday at Gulfstream Park, it marked...

Miss Star Lo Loves to Compete at Parx

    Miss Star Lo is unique among the thousands of  thoroughbred runners competing in 2021. The 7-year-old mare by First Dude has raced...

Stretch Runner and Erin Walker Are On Fire

    Stretch Runner and jockey Erin Walker have become a formidable duo at Presque Isle Downs. The talented rider and the 4-year-old Bahamian...

First Dude Triples at Belmont Park and Gulfstream

    In the span of a little less than two hours yesterday, First Dude emulated the Major League baseball playoffs with an impressive...

Bella Dudette Pushes First Dude Toward $2 Million

    Bella Dudette gave First Dude his 53rd winner of 2021 and moved her sire to within $66,000 of the $2 million mark...

All-Weather Surface Suits First Dude Gelding

    After three so-so efforts over the main track at Tampa Bay Downs, and one on the grass, Stretch Runner has finally lived...

Orange Theory Wins by DQ in Canada; First Dude Passes $1.9 Million

It happened long after midnight in most of North America, but First Dude gained winner No. 52 for 2021, at the same time surpassing...

Foxy Gator Coasts to 13th Victory at Age 8

Following Foxy Gator’s name on Equibase is her foaling date of April 5, 2013, making her one of First Dude’s oldest runners from his...

Layoffs No Problem for First Dude Gelding

    Putin Online, a lightly-raced son of First Dude, yesterday put a stamp on his ability not to allow long layoffs affect his...

Bella Romance Deserves an Oscar, an Emmy and a Tony

    If racing awarded a daily prize for the biggest turnaround of the day, yesterday’s would have had to go to Bella Romance....

Dizney-bred Gelding Adds to First Dude’s Sizzling Streak

What kind of week has it been for First Dude’s runners? On Saturday, Baby Ice won at Monmouth Park by 6 3/4 lengths. On...

First Dude Colt ‘Dominates’ at Monmouth Park

    For the second straight day, Monmouth Park track announcer Frank Mirahmadi was able to put a good spin on a son of...

Baby Ice ‘Clobbers the Field’ for 3rd Straight Victory

    Monmouth Park’s track announcer, Frank Mirahmadi, hit the nail right on the head as Baby Ice was drawing away from the field...

Bahamian Moon by 5 in Gulfstream Park Sprint

    Bahamian Moon won yesterday at Gulfstream Park for her third victory of 2021, Luca Panici guiding her to a comfortable 5-length main...

Ready to Runaway 2nd in $101,200 Princess Elaine On the Grass

    John Mentz claimed Ready to Runaway for $25,000 out of her fourth career race back on June 22 of 2019, and in...

Improving Roan Mountain Nearing Century Mark

    Like so many of First Dude’s sons and daughters before him, Roan Mountain is getting better with age.     The 4-year-old...

Wicked Stretch Run Wins for First Dude 3-Year-Old

After trying to come from behind in his first three starts and not getting the job done, Wicked Dude changed his tactics with new...

Does First Dude Gelding Deserve a Name Change?

    The way Picking Up Pennies has been performing this year, trainer and co-owner Saffie Joseph Jr. and his partners in the 3-year-old...

Baby Ice, Fulton Street Move First Dude Up to 2nd on Sire List

    First Dude has regained the second spot on Florida’s leading sire list, thanks to two sharp performances by the 7-year-old mare Baby...

Bahamian Squall Filly Performs Magic at Prairie Meadows

    Jockey Walter De La Cruz couldn’t have been disappointed when he found out that there were two scratches from the eighth race...