GRAY DUDE wins Starter Stakes at Gulfstream

3 year old gelding GRAY DUDE (First Dude) running in the Starter Stakes Jack Flats Stakes had to overcome a bump at the start and a traffic jam but he got the job done wining by a neck. He raced a mile on the turf. It was his second win in a row. GRAY DUDE  is owned by Joe Sterrenberg and trained by Armando De la Cerda. He is approaching $100,000 in earnings.

I’M BETTY G stakes placed in the COMMONWEALTH OAKS G3

 I’M BETTY G broke her maiden at Indiana Grand.   Moving straight from that win into stakes company in the Pearl Necklace at Laurel, the Maryland bred filly  scored again. She followed up that stakes win with a stakes placing in the Indiana Grand Stakes.  Today she racked up a graded stakes placing running an excellent 3rd in the COMMONWEALTH OAKS PRESENTED BY THE VIRGINIA EQUINE ALLIANCE AND THE VIRGINIA HBPA-G3, going 1 1/8 on the turf at Laurel. I’M BETTY G was a $150,000 sales graduate for Kirkwood sold to current owner Three Diamonds Farm. She is trained by Michael J. Maker and has earned over $113,000.


Going1 1/4m on the turf, MANITOULIN a 4 year old gelding, (Awesome Again-Soaring Softly {Ch. Grass Mare & MGISW, $1,270,433}),  zoomed  to the lead once in the clear and drew off to win by  2 1/2-lengths success – his 4th win. MANITOULIN is a half to Much Rejoicing (Distorted Humor), SW, $160,457.  He has already bankrolled  $274,220 for owner Phillips Racing Partnership. MANITOULIN was bred by Darby Dan and is trained by James Toner.  Kirkwood has enjoyed repeated success with this family of horses and has given many of them their early education.

On the same day, GRAY DUDE won at Gulfstream at a mile on the turf. He is owned by Crystal Racing Enterprises  and trained by Armando  De la cerda.

Silver Sidney stakes placed in the Belle Mahone

4 year old filly Silver Sidney ( Sidney’s Candy) was a $130,000 Kirkwood sales grad. The gray filly was claimed early in  her career by current connections trainer Warren Wilcox and owners  Warren Wilcox and Murry Wilcox .  Moving up into allowance and then stakes company at Woodbine, she dueled and held the place position in the Belle Mahone S. going 1 1/16 on the all weather surface. She has earned over $128,000.

Multiple Graded SW TOM’S READY 3rd in the FOREGO G1

Racing for G M B Racing trained by  Dallas Stewart, TOM’S READY added to his laurels closing to run a strong 3rd in the FOREGO G1 at Saratoga on Travers Day. TOM’S READY has already earned graded victories in the Ack Ack (Gr. 3) and Woody Stephens Stakes (Gr. 2). He enjoyed his early preparation at Kirkwood Stables.  He has earned  $863,767 for his connections.