Mo Tom and El Deal, both freshman stallions standing at the Adcock family’s Red River Farms in Coushatta, La., were represented by their first black-type winners Aug. 21 at Louisiana Downs.
In the second race of the day, Wholelottamo took the $50,000 Louisiana Cup Juvenile Fillies Stakes for Mo Tom, and two races later True Deal eked out a victory in the $50,000 Louisiana Cup Juvenile Stakes to represent El Deal. Both 2-year-olds were bred in Louisiana by Cloyce Clark Jr.
LTBA Announces 2020 Champions; Names No Parole 2020 Louisiana Horse of the Year
The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association is pleased to announce the selection of Grade 1 Woody Stephens S. winner, No Parole as 2020 Louisiana Horse of the Year.
After breaking his maiden in his only start as a juvenile in 2019, No Parole (Violence-Plus One) won a Fair Grounds Allowance race by 13 1/4 lengths in his first start at 3, followed by a 6 1/2 length victory in the Louisiana Premier Night Prince at Delta Downs. In June, he won the G1 Woody Stephens Stakes at Belmont defeating Echo Town in the process. He had four wins from seven 2020 starts. His year end earnings of $270,866 were the highest of any Louisiana Bred runner last year.
Along with overall Louisiana Horse of the Year, the following have been named 2020 Louisiana Champions:
2020 Two-Year-Old Accredited Louisiana Bred Filly
Astrology-Kitty’s Got Class
Breeder: Tom Curtis & Wayne Simpson
Owner: Valene Farms
Trainer: Dallas Stewart
2020 Two-Year-Old Accredited Louisiana Bred Colt or Gelding
2020 Three-Year-Old Accredited Louisiana Bred Colt or Gelding
Breeder: Coteau Grove Farms.
Owner: Maggi Moss and Greg Tramontin
Trainer: Thomas M. Amoss
2020 Four-Year-Old and up Accredited Louisiana Bred Filly or Mare
Greeley’s Galaxy-Black Mariah
Breeder: Margie K. Averett
Owner: Riley Blanchet and Todd Matte
Trainer: Victor Arceneaux
2020 Four-Year-Old and up Accredited Louisiana Bred Male
Custom For Carlos- Sarah’s My Angel
Breeder: Val C. Murrell
Owner: Ivery Sisters Racing
Trainer: Ron Faucheux
2020 Louisiana Broodmare of the Year
SITTIN AT THE BAR
Into Mischief-Fast Liner
Owner: Brett Brinkman and P. Dale Ladner
2020 Andrew L. “Red” Erwin Stallion of the Year
Quiet American-Minit Towinit by Malagra
Owner: Brittlyn Stable Inc
2020 Louisiana Leading Breeder by Breeders Awards
BRITTLYN STABLE INC.
2020 Louisiana Leading Breeder by Percentage of Stakes Winners
ADCOCK’S RED RIVER FARM & MONTGOMERY EQUINE PARTNERSHIP
Champion Accredited Louisiana Bred runners as well as Broodmare of the Year were selected by LTBA memberships votes. Louisiana Horse of the Year is selected by the LTBA Board of Directors. Statistics were used to determine all remaining category winners.
Louisiana stallion El Deal had his first winner when 2-year-old Louisiana bred filly Royal O’Haigain won a $64,562 maiden special weight at Santa Anita Park May 21.
El Deal entered stud in 2018 at Adcock’s Red River Farms in Coushatta, La., where he stands for a $2,500 fee. The son of Munnings out of Spirit of Wailea won 9 of 17 starts including the Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (G1) at Saratoga Race Course in 2017. The sire has one other starter, Free Like a Girl , another Louisiana-bred who ran second in her debut in a $34,000 maiden special weight at Lone Star Park May 8.
Bred in Louisiana by Cloyce Clark Jr., Royal O’Haigain is the first winner from grade 3-placed Dreaming of Susie.
The Louisiana-based Aurelius Maximus (Pioneerof the Nile–La Reina, by A.P. Indy) had his first mare confirmed in foal this week.
The durable Pay the Man (Bernstein), owned by Montgomery Equine, is among the first book of mares for Grade II-placed Aurelius Maximus. The Ohio-bred made 76 trips to the post in nine years at the races, winning 27 times (including 21 black-type races) for earnings of $1,058,511.
Aurelius Maximus stands at Adcock’s Red River Farms in Coushatta, LA, for an advertised stud fee of $2,000 LFG with consideration to approved mares.
Jay Adcock will be standing three new stallions retiring from the racetrack to the breeding shed for the 2018 season, El Deal, Jay Gatsby and Takeover Target.
El Deal is a 2012 son of Munnings out of a multiple stakes producing daughter of Out of Place. He broke his maiden is his first start as a juvenile and went undefeated through his three year old season. At three El Deal won the Gold Fever Stakes at Belmont Park. Twice stakes placed at four, he won the 2017 G1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap at Saratoga at five by eight lengths, and placed second in the G1 Vosburgh Stakes.
El Deal had nine wins, three seconds and one third from 17 life time starts with $575,025 in earnings. He will stand for a 2018 fee of $2,500.
Jay Gatsby is a 2012 son of two-time champion sire Giant’s Causeway, out of a multiple graded placed stakes winning and multiple stakes producing daughter of Rubiano. He is a half-brother to graded stakes winners Teammate, War Front and Ecclesiatic.
With wins in Europe at two and three, Jay Gatsby moved his tack to North America at four winning among allowance company at Belmont and placing in the G2 Bernard Baruch Handicap and the Fasig Tipton Lure Stakes at Saratoga, as well as the G3 Knickerbocker Stakes at Belmont.
In all Jay Gatsby accumulated five wins with victories each year while racing from ages two through five. His total earnings on the track were $313,972. Jay Gatsby is standing for a 2018 fee of $1,500 live foal.
Takeover Target is a 2012 son of multiple Grade 1 stakes winner Harlan’s Holiday, who is perennially among the leading sires in North America. His dam is a multiple stakes producing daughter of Empire Maker. He is a full brother to stakes winner Ladie’s Privilege.
Takeover Target broke his maiden in his first start at two at Belmont. At three, he won the G2 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes at Saratoga, the G3 Hill Prince Stakes at Belmont and placed. At four, he won the G2 Longines Dixie Stakes at Pimlico. At five he ran third in the Fasig-Tipton Lure Stakes at Saratoga.
Over his racing career, Takeover Target has a record of five wins, two seconds, and one third with $826,685 in earnings. He is standing for a 2018 fee of $2,000 live foal.