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1st Winner for US Freshman Sire Real Dandy
US Gr3-winning 10-year-old freshman stallion Real Dandy (Yankee Victor-Berga, by Jade Hunter) recorded his 1st winner when front-running 2YO filly La La La Dandy (Real Dandy-La Serenata, by Chief Seattle) scored by 11.75-lengths over 5.5 furlongs at Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico for trainer Fred Danley. Her sire Real Dandy stands at Weatherly Horse Farms in New Mexico for US$1,000 & has 6 2YOs in his 1st-crop. On the track Real Dandy won 6 races (including the Gr3 West Virginia Derby over 9 furlongs at Mountaineer Park, Listed Zia Park Derby over 8.5 furlongs & Listed Curribot Handicap over 8.5 furlongs at Sunland Park, plus placings in the Gr3 Lone Star Park Handicap, Gr3 Northern Dancer Stakes, Gr3 Lone Star Derby, Gr3 Risen Star Stakes, Listed Round Table Stakes, Listed Governor's Cup Handicap, Listed Mountaineer Mile Handicap, Listed Presque Isle Mile Stakes, Listed Prairie Meadows Handicap, Listed Winsham Lad Handicap & Listed Louisiana Handicap) for US$1,039,584 earnings.