Sneakin Bye Wins Oregon Bred Futurity

Dashin Bye filly becomes a stakes winner at Portland Meadows.

December 2, 2012

After knocking at the door in two futurities earlier in the year, Gary Chumbley’s homebred Sneakin Bye came through to earn her first stakes win in Sunday’s $28,400 Baxter Andruss Oregon Bred Futurity (R) at Portland Meadows. Deborah Hoonan piloted the Dashin Bye filly for trainer Scott Raley and dashed 400 yards in :20.57 while winning by a length.

Sneakin Bye had a rare subpar effort in the trials when she finished fifth in her heat and advanced with the eighth-fastest qualifying time. Prior to that she had hit the board in each of her five starts, including a second in the Firecracker Futurity at Grants Pass and a third in the Far West Futurity (R) at Portland Meadows. She now has a record of 7-3-1-2 with earnings of $22,565. Sneakin Bye is out of the Spash Bac mare Sneak Bac, who spent her career at Portland Meadows and the Northwest circuit while winning 10 of 30 career starts and placing in the John Deere Northwest Distaff Challenge at Sun Downs.

Cedar Creek Tree Farm Ranch and Racing’s Rogue County, a gelding by Kipas Special who won the John Deere Ajax Downs Juvenile Challenge in Canada, finished second. Chumbley and Raley also teamed with the third-place finisher, GC Streakin Okey.