Cabo’s Rumor First Stakes Winner for Amanecer de Oro

By BloodHorse Staff


Colt also represented first winner for his sire.

Northpointe Thoroughbreds’ homebred Cabo’s Rumor wore down rivals in the final furlong and drew off for a three-length victory in the $60,000 Louisiana Cup Juvenile Stakes at Louisiana Downs Aug. 4 to become the first winner and first black-type winner for his sire, Amanecer de Oro.

Sent off at 9-1 odds in the eight-horse field, Cabo’s Rumor stalked the early pace from the outside in fifth and fourth through fractions of :22.59 and :45.23 and steadily advanced on the turn. The 2-year-old bay colt responded when set down for the drive by jockey Emanuel  Nieves and covered the six-furlong distance in 1:13.01 over a track rated fast.

Trained by Steven Duke, Cabo’s Rumor was making his fourth career start. Out of the Kafwain mare The Rumor’s True, Cabo’s Rumor broke his maiden at second asking June 18 at Louisiana Downs.

Amanecer de Oro was a multiple stakes winner, with all his black-type victories coming in the state of Louisiana. The son of Afternoon Deelites retired with seven wins from 31 starts and $401,193 in earnings. He is a half brother to stakes winners Dynamic Time and Tactical Brush.

Amanecer de Oro stood the 2018 season at Holly Hill Farm in Louisiana for an advertised fee of $1,250. He has two starters from his first crop of racing age.

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