Surfer Dude breaking his maiden, photo owned by Coady Photography
SURFER DUDE got the party started on Saturday at Churchill Downs, breaking his maiden in the 6th race in impressive fashion for owners Mark and Nancy Stanley and trainer Dallas Stewart. Pressing the pace and fighting for the lead per usual, Surfer Dude was caught after the turn of the 7 furlong event, but battled on and re-took the lead, going on to win by a neck. Dallas Stewart usually sends most of his horses to Fair Grounds in New Orleans for the winter, so most likely that is where the two year old son of Curlin and Tiz Miz Sue will re-surface.
Replay Below Begins at 8:42 Mark
Three races later in the 9th, STRONG LIGHT ran a huge 3rd in a MSW race going a mile and a sixteenth in his first start. The colt owned in partnership with West Point Thoroughbreds, Albaugh Family Stables and Cres Ran, was in the back of the pack, picked up some horses, then made a huge move in the turn and was still flying and grinding, just missing by about a length for the whole thing. Strong Light will head to Gulfstream Park.
The Romans Racing Instagram has some great photos of the colt at the following:
Video of the Race Below, and the 9th begins at about 13:18
Strong Light galloping a few days before via West Point's You Tube
Finally on Monday, SINNIN N GRINNIN ran a huge debut race in a State Bred Maiden Special Weight in the 8th and final at Remington Park. Settling behind horses and eating a lot of dirt, she was restrained behind them before swinging wide and making a move after the two leaders, that had spurted clear a bit. Grinding and switching leads a little off response, she was wearing them down and just missed by a neck finishing second. Couldn't be happier with the daughter of Sue's Sweet Sioux, as I don't think we had her all the way fit for the race. She was certainly tired this morning, but she has a bright future in front of her.
Replay can be found below, just search for 11.29.21 Race 8
Updates - All Quiet
Tiz Life coming off the track following training, 11.30.21
SHEZAPISTOL and TREATY have arrived in Arkansas and are on track at Oaklawn Park, getting ready for the meet. Live racing returns on Friday!
TIZ LIFE has been entered at Remington the last two days, and we are hopeful it goes on Friday the 10th.
NEWSCASTER is back in Kari's barn at Remington and will target a race at the end of January at Houston.
The yearlings at Red Earth are under tack and doing well
I will post an update soon with the Cres Ran breeding plans for the upcoming season, as we are getting them all ironed out. Tweaking our approach as always in an effort to continue to improve. See you all soon!