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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 –...

Petulant Delight Kicks Off 2024 With a 4-Length Score

    Maryquitecontrary closed out First Dude’s 2023 campaign with a sharp stakes victory at Gulfstream Park, and Petulant Delight opened 2024 at Parx...

First Dude Winds Up 2023 with a Bang; Maryquitecontrary Wins 4th Stakes

    Maryquitecontrary closed out First Dude’s 2023 campaign on a high note, winning the $150,000 Rampart Stakes at Gulfstream Park for the second...

Baha Secret Scores in Debut for Bahamian Squall

      Baha Secret beat the deadline by three days and became the 18th winner for Bahamian Squall in 2023.     The...

Spirit Wind Captures Gr. III Sugar Swirl at Gulfstream

  Spirit Wind turned on the jets and posted fractions of :22.23, :45.30, and :57.72, culminating in a wire-to-wire score in the $150,000, Gr....

First Dude Picks Up $44,200 and Passes $26 Million Lifetime

    Picking Up Pennies did the job for First Dude, winning at Gulfstream Park under Edgard Zayas and earning a check for $44,200,...

First Dude on the Verge of New Heights

    First Dude edged a little closer to reaching his next few milestones with the victory of Time to Cruise at Parx Racing. ...

First Dude Closing in on 1,000 Victories

    When Napa Dude won the third race at Mahoning Valley yesterday, it marked the 979th time a son or daughter of First...

All-Weather Tracks Make First Dude Gelding Happy

    The first time trainer Teresa Connelly entered Happyisashappydoes on an all-weather track was in his career debut at Presque Isle, and the...

The Prez is Exonerated – Again

Last year, at the age of 16, First Dude’s progeny earnings reached $2,356,481. With 14 racing days left in 2023, the son of Stephen...

Bahamian Moon Still Going Strong at Age 6

    The days when owners and trainers viewed Tampa Bay Downs as a minor league track with a minute purse structure are long...

Neigh Dude Looks Good to the Claiming Genre

  Add Neigh Dude to the long list of runners who has made the sharp-eyed sales buyers look bad, and the claiming trainers look...

Famous Gent Nearing $300,000 Mark

    Famous Gent took another leap upward on First Dude’s $200,000 club list with a sharp score in a $32,000 starter optional claimer...

‘From Last to First,’ Hay Hay Paula Wins Third in a Row

    In her first 13 career starts, Hay Hay Paula won three times, adding one second and three thirds. Since then, the 5-year-old...

Neigh Dude Takes the ‘Over’ at Parx Racing

    Neigh Dude was razor sharp in the third race at Parx yesterday, and his second victory of this year provided two new...

Bahamian Squall Filly Breaks Her Maiden at Gulfstream

    Survival Rose became winner No. 17 for Bahamian Squall this year with a come-from-behind victory at Gulfstream Park.      Cipriano Gil...

Lady Milagro Untouchable in Autumn Days Stakes and Lights Up the Big A Tote Board

    Lady Milagro moved up six spots on First Dude’s $200,000 list and lit up the tote board with her first stakes victory...

Sister Skye’s Maiden Score Sends First Dude Past $2.5 Million

    First Dude has surpassed the $2.5 million mark in 2023 progeny earnings, his highest total over the last four years, after the...

Berks Scores Again; He’s won 6 of His Last 7

    Berks continued his sensational 2023 season yesterday at Laurel Race Course with a wire-to-wire performance in a $62,930 Allowance Optional Claiming race...

Bahamian Squall Filly Gets 2nd Victory at Charles Town

    Tator Made scored her second victory in six starts last night at Charles Town, carrying Reshawn Latchman to the wire 2 1/2-lengths...

Hay Hay Paula Continues Assault on Gulfstream

Hay Hay Paula has raced 17 times at Gulfstream Park, and as she approaches her sixth year, she’s in the process of putting together...

Orange Theory 3rd at 29-1 in $50,000 Stake in Canada

    Orange Theory, at odds of 29-1, finished third in the $50,000, black-type Lynn Chouinard Founders Distaff Stakes at Century Downs in Canada,...

Roan Mountain’s ‘From Last to First” Was an Eye-Catcher

    There are a slew of “from last to first” race calls made around the country every week, but no run from last...

El Duque Wins Again at Mountaineer, Three Years Later

    When El Duque broke his maiden as a 3-year-old at Mountaineer Resort and Casino on Nov. 2 of 2020, the First Dude...

Berks Is on a Tremendous Streak

    One would be hard-pressed to find a runner this year who has performed as stoutly as Berks, the 4-year-old gelding by First...

Loopy Dude ‘Scrapes the Paint’ at Albuquerque; 39th Winner for First Dude

    Loopy Dude finally shed the embarrassing designation of “always a bridesmaid, never a bride” with a convincing, rail-skimming 4 1/2-length victory at...

Maryquitecontrary 2nd in Gr. III Princess Rooney, $500,000 in Sight

    Maryquitecontrary spent the early part of the Gr. III Princess Rooney Invitational at Gulfstream Park in eighth and last place, about eight...