Clear Creek Stud to Host Stallion Presentation this Saturday, December 2

Clear Creek Stud in Folsom, Louisiana is hosting its annual stallion presention this Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. with the stallion show beginning at noon.

The event will include a catered cajun style lunch, entertainment, and special guest speakers including state officials and representatives from the Racing Commission and the HBPA. For the kids there will be face painting, pony rides, and a special appearance from Santa Claus. Door prizes will be given throughout the event.

Clear Creek Stud is standing Custom For Carlos, G.W.’s D’Oro, Half Ours, Ole Rebel and Star Guitar for the 2018 breeding season.

Devilish Sound is Big Band Sound’s First Winner

 

 

Grade 2 winner Big Band Sound notched his first winner as a sire Nov. 21, when his daughter Devilish Sound broke her maiden at Delta Downs Racetrack in her second start.

Owner/trainer Samuel Breaux bred Devilish Sound in Louisiana, out of the winning Ide mare Devilish Pride, who Breaux also trained for owner/breeder Henry McNamara Jr. and later Barry Scott Racing. Devilish Sound is the mare’s first foal to race.

Big Band Sound is a 10-year-old son of Bernstein—Ensnare, by Seeking the Gold, who was bred in Kentucky by Richard Shultz. Raced by Shultz in partnership with Kendel Standlee, Big Band Sound hit his stride at 5, when he won the Play the King Stakes (G2T) on the turf at Woodbine and finished second in three other graded stakes—the King Edward Stakes presented by TVG (G2T), Connaught Cup Stakes (G2T), and the Virgil Stakes (G3) on Woodbine’s all-weather main track.

Ensnare, bred in Kentucky by Ogden Mills Phipps, has also produced black-type winner Silver Prospector and stakes-placed winner Roman’s Run. The first four dams in Big Band Sound’s female family were all bred by Phipps.

Big Band Sound stood at Gulf Coast Equine near Sunset LA., from 2014 through 2017. Ray Paul and Anna Paul currently stand Call Me George, and Koh I Noor.

Star Guitar’s Fee Raised to $7,500

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Multiple Louisiana champion has 11 juvenile winners and three stakes winners in 2017.

A strong crop of 2-year-olds in 2017 prompted Evelyn Benoit’s Brittlyn Stable to raise the stud fee for homebred Star Guitar  to $7,500 for the 2018 breeding season.

The four-time Louisiana Horse of the Year and winner of 22 black-type stakes out of 30 starts has been represented this year by 11 juvenile winners from 21 starters. His top 2-year-olds include stakes winners Testing One Two, a daughter out of Yes Sir (Scat Daddy) who won the Louisiana Jewel Stakes, and Aceguitar, a colt out of Cherub Heart (Dehere) who won the Louisiana Cup Juvenile Stakes and finished second in the Texas Thoroughbred Futurity. Star Guitar also sired Givemeaminit, out of Powerful Nation (Turkoman), who finished third in the grade 1 Hopeful Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.

“Star Guitar is certainly passing on his will to win that he demonstrated with his race record of 24 wins from 30 starts,” said Benoit, who has stood Star Guitar at Clear Creek Stud near Folsom, La., since he entered stud in 2013 at $4,000.

From two crops of racing age, Star Guitar sired 28 winners that have earned more than $1.3 million. He has a third black-type winner in Bermuda Star, who won or placed six times in eight starts as a 3-year-old. One of her wins includes the Equine Sales Oaks at Evangeline Downs. The filly out of Bermuda Bride (Runaway Groom) also placed in the Elge Rasberry Stakes and the Louisiana Legends Soiree Stakes.

Star Guitar is a 12-year-old son of Quiet American—Minit Towinit, by Malagra, and a half brother to black-type winners Favorite Minit and Grand Minit, who were all bred and initially raced by Brittlyn Stable.

Astrology Relocated to Acadiana Equine @ Copper Crowne in Louisiana

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Astrology, one of the nation’s leading first- and second-crop stallions, has been relocated to Acadiana Equine @ Copper Crowne in Opelousas, Louisiana, for the 2018 breeding season. The son of Horse of the Year A.P. Indy will stand for a fee of $4,500.
            From his first two crops to race, Astrology has sired the earners of $2.1 million, including Arella Rockstar, the winner of last year’s Grade 3 Matron Stakes at Belmont Park who recently sold for $290,000 at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. Astrology has ranked among the top 15 sires nationally by progeny earnings for first- and second-crop sires in 2016 and 2017, respectively.
            On the track, Astrology won or placed in six stakes—including five graded races—with a victory in the Iroquois Stakes (G3) during a five-race 2-year-old campaign in which he never finished off the board. As a 3-year-old, he placed in three consecutive graded stakes with a second in both the Sunland Derby (G3) and Jerome Stakes (G2) and then a game third-place finish in the Preakness Stakes (G1) behind Shackleford and Animal Kingdom.
            Astrology becomes the second stallion standing at Acadiana Equine @ Copper Crowne, joining five-time Grade 1 winner Court Vision, who currently leads all Louisiana stallions by progeny earnings this year at more than $2.5 million.
            “We think Astrology is an up-and-coming sire who checks all the boxes as a son of A.P. Indy with an accomplished race record as a top 2-year-old and a Classic-placed 3-year-old and offspring that have found success on the track and in the sales ring,” said Stallion Manager David Tillson. “We still have a few breeding rights available, and I expect that those will go quickly.”

Major Gain to Stand at Indian Creek

Grade 3 winner Major Gain has been purchased by Mark and Ashley Dison and will stand the 2018 breeding season at their Indian Creek Farms in Spearsville, Louisiana.
The 10-year-old son of More Than Ready entered stud in 2016 at  McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds in New York before moving to Nicks Farm in Indiana for the 2017 Season. His first crop will be yearlings of 2018.
Major Gain won three of 21 starts during his on-track career, including the Grade 3 Arlington-Washington Futurity; he earned $161,115 as a homebred for Gary and Mary West. He also finished third in the Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes.
Major Gain is out of Grade 3-placed stakes-winning Old Trieste mare Dream Lady, whose three foals to race are all winners. He is a full brother to multiple Grade 1 winner Room Service and a half-brother to Grade 2-placed stakes winner Oscar Party. The extended family includes Argentine classic winner Zapata and Grade 3 winner Lilly Capote.
Major Gain will stand for an advertised fee of $1,000. The first ten approved mares will receive a free breeding.

Reports of Mares Bred Due at The Jockey Club by Aug. 1

The Jockey Club reminds stallion managers to submit their Reports of Mares Bred (RMBs) for the 2017 breeding season by Aug. 1.

“We want the breeding statistics we release in the fall to be as accurate as possible, so we request that RMBs be submitted by August 1,” said Matt Iuliano, executive vice president and executive director of The Jockey Club.

In addition, stallion managers who submit their RMBs by August 1 are among the first to receive their stallion service certificates, which facilitates the timely registration of 2018 foals.

Reports of Mares Bred may be submitted via Interactive Registration at registry.jockeyclub.com or a form is available by email, fax, or mail by contacting inquiries@jockeyclub.com.

Gentlemen’s Bet Retired to Journeyman Stud

Gentlemen's Bet Retired to Journeyman Stud
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Gentleman’s Bet retires with seven wins and $744,155 in earnings

Gentlemen’s Bet, a three-time black-type stakes winner and twice grade 1-placed son of Half Ours  , has been retired and will stand the 2018 breeding season at Brent and Crystal Fernung’s Journeyman Stud near Ocala, Fla.

Racing for owner Harry Rosenblum, Gentlemen’s Bet won five of his first six starts. Overall he won seven of his 22 lifetime starts and collected $744,155 in earnings. Among his victories was the Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash Stakes and Hot Springs Stakes at Oaklawn Park and the Iowa Sprint Handicap at Prairie Meadows.

In addition, Gentlemen’s Bet placed in the Xpressbet Breeders’ Cup Sprint and Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (both G1) and the grade 3 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap.

“Gentlemen’s Bet is the perfect horse for Florida,” said Brent Fernung. “He is a big, beautiful, fast horse with a great pedigree. The Frank J. De Francis Stakes has made quite an impact in Florida in the past. Among the winners of that race to go to stud in Ocala are Wildcat Heir, Montbrook, and Yes It’s True, arguably the best three stallions to stand in Florida in the past 20 years.”

In the Frank J. De Francis, Gentlemen’s Bet defeated Palace  , a grade 1 winner of more than $1.5 million, Stallwalkin’ Dude, a graded winner of $1.4 million, and Trouble Kid, a graded winner of more than $500,000.

Gentlemen’s Bet placed a close-up third in the 2013 Breeder’s Cup Sprint. Beaten less than two lengths in the Sprint by Secret Circle  , Gentlemen’s Bet finished ahead of champion sprinter Trinniberg   and graded winners Private Zone, Justin Phillip  , The Lumber GuyBahamian Squall  , Fast Bullet, Majestic Stride, and Sum of the Parts.

One of three foals out of the Gentleman mare Lady of Sun, Gentlemen’s Bet descends from the family of grade 1 winner Consolidator (by Storm Cat). His stud fee for 2018 will be announced at a later date.

First Winner for Louisiana Sire Bind Has Claiborne Connections

Bind, who was bred by Claiborne Farm and raced by Claiborne and Adele Dilschneider, sired his first winner from his first starter June 2nd as two-year-old filly Meter scored impressively in her debut at Evangeline Downs. Going 4 ½ furlongs against maiden juvenile fillies, she won handily by five lengths.

Meter is out of the War Front mare Gauge and also bred and raced by Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider. In this first start, she broke well and was on the lead at every call winning for trainer Albert Stall, Jr. in a final time of 52.65.

Meter’s dam, Gauge, was bred to the promising new Claiborne stallion Lea and foaled a filly earlier this year.

Bind is a son of the late Claiborne stallion Pulpit and out of the Unbridled mare Check. He is off to a strong start at stud for Jay Adcock’s Red River Farms in Coushatta, Louisiana where he stands for $1,500.

Bind was a talented runner himself, winning his debut by 9 ½ lengths at Fair Grounds while earning a 105 Beyer Speed Figure. A winner at 3, 4 and 5, Bindplaced in the Sam Houston Sprint Cup Stakes, an allowance at Churchill, and ran fourth to millionaire Handsome Mike in the Commonwealth Cup (gr.III) at Keeneland.

A half-brother to Hakama, who placed in the Illinois Derby (gr.III), Bind hails from a strong female family which includes Graded Stakes victors Watch, War Thief, and Prime Meridian. His first foals are two-year-olds this year.

FRESHMAN FLASHPOINT GETS HIS FIRST WINNER

By Eric Mitchell

Louisiana freshman sire Flashpoint’s rst runner eventually become his first winner when Flashy Coop took a five-furlong maiden claiming race May 19 at Hipodromo de las Americas in Mexico City.

The colt out of Cajun Camp, by Forest Camp, was making his fourth start for the ownership entity Cuadra X and trainer Vicente Flores Lomeli. He placed third in his first two starts and came into the May 19 race off an unplaced effort four weeks ago. In breaking his maiden, Flashy Coop stopped the timer in 1:00 2/5.

Bred by Gerard Melancon in Louisiana, Flashy Coop sold through 5 B Farm’s consignment at the 2016 Equine Sales of Louisiana yearling sale for $1,500 to Enrique Cantarell. Cajun Camp has now produced three winners out of five foals to race.

Flashpoint is a 9-year-old son of Pomeroy—Two Punch Lil, by Two Punch, who raced for John Fort’s Peachtree Stable. He won the 2011 Hutcheson Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Park and the Jersey Shore Stakes (G3) at Monmouth Park. He also won or placed in four other black-type stakes. He retired with a 5-1-2 record out of 15 starts and earned $361,722.

The stallion retired to stud at Brett Brinkman’s La Mesa Stallions near Carencro, La., where he stands for $1,500. Flashpoint has 32 foals in his first crop.