Louisiana stallion Requite has his first winner to his credit. Three-year-old filly Luminous Flight (Requite-My Queen Olivia, by Half Ours) broke her maiden on March 9, 2023 at Fair Grounds in her second start. After a bumpy start, the Edward L. Cox trainee set the pace in the 6 furlong maiden special weight. Under the guidance of C.J. McMahon, the filly kept rivals at bay to win by 1 ½ lengths.
Luminous Flight was bred in Louisiana by Brandon Adcock. Her sire Requite is a 2012 son of G1 Carter Stakes winner, Warrior’s Reward. A multiple stakes winner who won every year while racing from ages 2 to 5, Requite placed in the G2 Amsterdam Stakes at 3. Requite won 5 races (2 stakes), with one stakes second and one stakes third from nine starts and earned $252,510.
Requite entered stud in 2019 and stands at Red River Farms in Coushatta, Louisiana for a 2023 fee of $1,500 live foal.
2021 Louisiana Bred Champion Two-Year-Old Filly ran second in the $500,000 G3 Charles Town Oaks on Friday, August 26.The three-year-old filly from the first crop of Louisiana sire El Deal pressed the front runner through a :23.28 first quarter and :46.54 half, before Society opened up to win the 7 furlong contest.
The graded contest boosted Free Like A Girl’s earnings to $562,128 with a current record of 16-8-4-3, with all but one of her wins coming from stakes victories. All three of her 2022 wins were in Louisiana-bred stakes contests. In addition to the Charles Town Oaks, Free Like a Girl ran third in the 2022 $225,000 G3 Iowa Oaks.
Bred in Louisiana by Kim Renee Stover and Lisa Osborne, Free Like A Girl is out of a Flashy Bull mare, Flashy Prize. Her sire, El Deal stands at Red River Farms in Coushatta, Louisiana and is currently the leading second crop sire in the state.
A filly out of Platinum Patty was born at Hebert Farms Feb. 10.
The first reported foal by Aurelius Maximus, a grade 2-placed son of Pioneerof the Nile, was born Feb. 10 at Hebert Farms in Maurice, La.
The dark bay filly was produced by the Pomeroy mare Platinum Patty, owned by William Meaux. Platinum Patty was a $100,000 purchase from Fasig-Tipton’s Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale in 2014 by Charles Castille Jr. and an impressive 2-year-old maiden special weight winner at first asking.
Aurelius Maximus stands the 2022 season for an advertised fee of $2,000, live foal, at the Adcock family’s Red River Farm in Coushatta, La.
A partnership recently closed on a deal to buy multiple graded-placed, grade 3 winner Strike Power, who will enter stud at Red River Farms near Coushatta, La. The 7-year-old son of Speightstown will stand for $2,000 with a stands and nurses guarantee.
“It’s a bit late but we think we’ll get a good first book of mares to him,” said Jay Adcock with Red River Farms. “Being by Speightstown and running a 102 Beyer in his first start were the first things that got our attention. Then he showed he could run two turns in the Fountain of Youth.”
A homebred for Don and Donna Adam’s Courtlandt Farm, Strike Power won his debut at 2 at Gulfstream Park by eight lengths with trainer Mark Hennig. At 3, he started off by winning the Swale Stakes (G3) and was second in the Xpressbet Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) to Promises Fulfilled. He would go on to place second in two more graded stakes with both Hennig and trainer Steve Asmussen, the True North Stakes (G2) and Maryland Sprint Match Series Stakes (G3), respectively. Strike Power retired with a 4-4-1 record from 20 starts and earned $497,935.
Bred by Joan Adcock, the gelding is the first foal out of the Three Hour Nap winner Swanky Princess, who is a full sister to grade 3-placed stakes winner Wynn Time and multiple stakes winner Cinco Star. The mare also has a yearling by Bind named Bye Bye Big Baby and produced a colt this year by Jay Gatsby.
My Heavy Son is raced by Iron Oaks Stable and trained by Patrick Mouton. He was unplaced in his first two starts and found a late kick in his third start that propelled him to the win. His final time was 1:07.35.
Mo Tom’s first starter, 2-year-old Louisiana-bred filly Wholelottamo, won a maiden special weight June 20 at Lone Star Park defeating eight other fillies, with the nearest competitor 1 1/2 lengths behind. She completed the five furlongs in :59.70 on a fast track
This was the second asking for the filly owned by Stephen Thompson’s Thompson Racing and trainer Scott Gelner after coming in third her first time out June 5 at Lone Star.
Bred in Louisiana by Cloyce Clark Jr., Wholelottamo is out of the A. P Jet mare Jet’s Tradition, the dam of 10 foals, with six to race and six to win, including stakes-placed Jet Majesty. She was purchased for $17,000 at the 2020 Equine Sales Company’s Consignor Select Yearling and 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale by Thompson.
Mo Tom, an 8-year-old son of Uncle Mo, was a winner of the Lecomte Stakes (G3) at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, Ohio Derby at Thistledown, and Street Sense Stakes at Churchill Downs. He retired to stud duty in 2018 with total earnings of $665,356 for owner GMB Racing and trainer Tom Amoss.
Mo Tom stands at Red River Farms in Coushatta for $2,000.
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.
Bet down to 4-5, she led from start to finish, finishing 5 1/2 lengths ahead of runner-up Harddiane. The Luis Mendez-trained winner, owned by L. N. M. Three Company, Pappas Horse Racing, and Charles Bartlett, completed 4 1/2 furlongs in :53.12 on a fast track under Alexis Centeno.
Bred in Louisiana by Cloyce Clark Jr., Royal O’Haigain is the first winner from the grade 3-placed Cowtown Cat mare Dreaming of Susie. Royal O’Haigain fell short of her reserve when bidding halted at $47,000 at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales’ March 2021 Two-Year-Olds In Training Sale, where she was consigned by Havens Bloodstock Agency.
Grade 2-placed Aurelius Maximus has been retired from racing and will enter stud in 2021 at Jay Adcock’s Red River Farm in Coushatta, La., it was announced today. The deal was brokered by Andrew Cary of Cary Bloodstock.
The 5-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile will stand in a partnership that includes Stonestreet Stables, George Bolton, and Peter Leidel, who raced the colt, with Nathan Granger.
“Aurelius Maximus is the most exciting horse to retire to Louisiana for many years,” said Cary. “His combination of impeccable pedigree, gorgeous conformation, and top-class ability on the racetrack make him a very tantalizing prospect for breeders in the Southwest.”
On Sunday afternoon, Louisiana horsemen and women gathered at the Equine Sales facility in Opelousas to honor the 2018 Accredited Louisiana Bred Champions and their connections at the Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet.
While the majority of the award winners had been announced previously, the overall horse of the year was named at the banquet. Voted on by the LTBA Board of Directors, this year’s Louisiana Bred Horse of the Year is Monte Man.
Monte Man won six of seven starts in 2018, including five stakes wins. He won the Louisiana Premier Night Sprint at Delta Downs in February, the Costa Rising Stakes at Fair Groundsin March, the Louisiana Legends Night Sprint at Evangeline Downs in May, the Louisiana Cup Sprint at Louisiana Downs in August and the Heitai Stakes at Fair Grounds in November. In his final start of the year Monte Man ran third in the Louisiana Champions Day Sprint. Total 2018 earnings for the son of Custom For Carlos out of Sarah’s My Angeladded up to $257,690. Monte Man , who also received the award for Older Louisiana Bred Male was bred by Val C. Murrell, is owned by Ivery Sisters Racing and trained by Ron Faucheux.
Before the presentations, Lori Johnson of The Jockey Club delivered a very informative presentation on the new paperless registration process. There were many questions about the new process, and LTBA members were quite grateful for Lori’s knowledge of the topic at hand.
Following is a complete list of the Award Recipients and their connections:
Louisiana 2018 Horse of the Year Monte Man Sire: Custom For Carlos
Dam: Sarah’s My Angel
Breeder: Val C. Murrell
Owner: Ivery Sisters Racing
Trainer: Ron Faucheux
2018 Accredited Louisiana Bred Two-Year-Old Filly Midnight Fantasy Sire: Midnight Lute
Dam: St. Jean
Breeder: J. Adcock & Hume Wornall
Owner: Carl R. Moore Management LLC
Trainer: Joe Sharp
2018 Accredited Louisiana Bred Two-Year-Old Colt Classy John Sire: Songandaprayer
Dam: Kitty’s Got Class
Breeder: Tom Curtis & Wayne Simpson
Owner: Valene Farms LLC
Trainer: Dallas Stewart
2018 Accredited Louisiana Bred Three-Year-Old Filly Testing One Two Sire: Star Guitar
Dam: Yes Sir
Breeder: Brittlyn, Inc.
Owner: Brittlyn Stable, Inc.
Trainer: Victor Arceneaux
2018 Accredited Louisiana Bred Three-Year-Old Colt or Gelding Givemeaminit Sire: Star Guitar
Dam: Powerful Nation
Breeder: Clear Creek Stud Owner: Valene Farms
Trainer: Dallas Stewart
2018 Accredited Louisiana Bred Four-Year-Old and up Fillies & Mares Ours To Run Sire: Half Ours
Dam: Brown Eyed Baby
Breeder: Clifford Grum
Owner: Colonel Thoroughbred LLC
Trainer: Larry Jones
2018 Accredited Louisiana Bred Four-Year-Old and up Male Monte Man Sire: Custom For Carlos Dam: Sarah’s My Angel
Breeder: Val C. Murrell
Owner: Ivery Sisters Racing
Trainer: Ron Faucheux
2018 Louisiana Broodmare of the Year Street Beat Dixie Brass – Mary Eby
Owner: William D. (Joe) Pickett
2018 Andrew L. “Red” Erwin Stallion of the Year Star Guitar Quiet American – Minit Towinit
Owner: Brittlyn Stable (Evelyn & Maurice Benoit)
2018 Louisiana Leading Breeder by Breeders Awards J. Adcock (Red River Farm LLC)
2018 Louisiana Leading Breeder by Percentage of Stakes Winners James McIngvale