|Posted on December 20, 2014 at 8:30 AM|
Grade 3 First Down Vike To Louisiana in 2015
OPELOUSAS, LA—DECEMBER 19, 2014—Sunflower Supply Co.'s Grade 3 son of all-time leading sire First Down Dash, First Down Vike SI 97, will stand the 2015 season at Louisiana Center For Equine Reproduction near Opelousas. His fee has been set at $750.
First Down Vike won or placed in four races and earned $28,720. He was third in the Oklahoma Distance Challenge(G3) and finalist in the Oklahoma Derby(G3) and the Altoona Derby(G3).
From a limited number of starters in two crops to reach racing age, First Down Vike has sired three winners(75%) with average earnings per starter of $13,256. His top performers include Adequan Prairie Meadows Derby Challenge finalist Fernando SI 92 (3 wins to 3, 2014, $33,564), two-time futurity finalist Malonnie SI 88 (2 wins at 2, 2014), etc.
First Down Vike winning his trial for the Grade 3 Oklahoma Derby at Remington Park. © Dustin Orona Photography
First Down Vike's sire First Down Dash is the all time leading sire of everything with 36 champions, 238 stakes winners and earnings of $83.1 million. His dam is the G1 winner Miss Racy Vike SI 105 ($263,661) winner of the Remington Park Championship(G1), Las Damas Handicap(G1), etc. She is the dam of 21 ROM, 17 winners including AQHA Racing Champion 3-Year-Old Filly Miss Racy Jess SI 91 ($485,113), RG2 winner Miss Racy Eyes SI 98 ($133,195), G1-placed Vikes Iota SI 93 ($103,709), stakes-placed The Bluetailfly SI 97 ($82,835), G3-placed Sixavike SI 102 ($68,439), G2-placed Dashin Belladona SI 98 ($49,125), stakes-placed First Down Vike (see above), G3-placed Elaines Fantasy SI 103 ($25,704), etc.
Miss Racy Vike is the granddam of Grade 1 winner and 2014 All American Futurity(G1) sire Volcom SI 97 ($430,433), Ruidoso Derby(G1) runner-up Dashing Vike SI 90 ($142,432), stakes-placed Ja Call Collect SI 9 ($47,868), stakes-placed Stepenos SI 103 ($53,108). She is also the granddam of G2 winner Runaway Wagon SI 106 ($145,125), G2 winner Fetching Beauty SI 93 ($135,00), etc.
The second dam is the multiple stakes producing daughter of Thoroughbred stallion Vikingson, Deal In Vikingson, the dam of 10 ROM including G1 winner Racin Vike SI 107 ($228,875), G1 winner Racin Deal SI 1010 ($178,836), G2 winner Etarag SI 103 ($81,405), stakes-winner Ronas Deal SI 106 ($74,865), etc. This is the immediate family of such stakes horses as RG1 winner Dealagame SI 102 ($230,836), G1-placed Dealadash SI 108 ($182,484), etc.
For additional information or breeding contracts to First Down Vike contact Stephen Deville, LACERS Breeding Manager, at 225.202.2104.