Kiddy Up Sire First Winner at Los Alamitos

Freshman stallion Foose also sires winner at California track.

April 27, 2013

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Three races for 2-year-olds were contested on Friday night at Los Alamitos and freshman stallions Kiddy Up and Foose grabbed the spotlight as the winning sires in two of those races.

Kiddy Up, a winning son of Corona Cartel, sired the first winner of his career after Up For It scored a half-length victory for owner Ed Allred. Rodrigo Aceves rode the bay filly in the evening’s seventh race for trainer Scott Willoughby. Up For It covered the 300 yards in :15.650 after breaking from the outside post eight.

“I think Kiddy Up might be another TR Dasher,” said Allred, the sport’s all-time leading breeder who stands the stallion. “Kiddy Up only has about 10 registered horses this year, but I think he has a bright future ahead. We are giving him a bigger chance to prove himself in the next few years. We bred quite a few mares to him this year. He comes from a very good female family.”

Champion and two-time Grade 1 winner Foose, who sired his first winner with Foose Is Loose on April 13 at Los Alamitos, sired another winner at the track after La Presita LLC’s Foose Cash SR won the evening’s second race. Ridden by Eduardo Nicasio for trainer Jose De La Torre, the bay colt posted a half-length victory in his 300-yard debut in a time of :15.523 from post number three. Foose Cash SR is a half brother to Governor’s Cup Futurity (RG1) finalist Don Loncho and Los Alamitos Super Derby (G1) finalist Danny Cartel.

De La Torre saddled another winner in the fourth race with the Furyofthewind colt Turbulent Times. Racing for Jesus Avila and Jesus Cuevas, the colt posted a neck victory while covering the 300-yard distance in :15.614. Nicasio was aboard Turbulent Time from post five.

“We believe in this horse because he comes from a very nice family,” Avila said. “His mother is an outstanding mare who is also the mother of a very good horse named Testing The Ice. We also believe a lot in Furyofthewind, who is a young stallion.”

Avila and Cuevas campaigned Testing The Ice, who ran fourth to champion Ochoa in last year’s All American Derby (G1) and also qualified to the Los Alamitos Winter Derby (G1).