Bigtime Favorite Dies

Bigtime Favorite Dies

Grade 1-placed runner, sire passed away March 1.

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Bigtime Favorite, a Grade 1-placed son of Chicks Beduino and champion sire, was euthanized on March 1 from complications of old age. He was 19.

Campaigned by Bobby D. Cox and Syliva Shaw Pitman, Bigtime Favorite won or placed in 12 of 19 career starts while earning $324,000. He won the Ben E. Keith Stakes was second in the Texas Classic Futurity(G1), Sam Houston Futurity(G1), and SLM Big Daddy Stakes.

Trained by the late John Buchanan, Bigtime Favorite was also a finalist in the Sam Houston Derby(G2), Texas Juvenile Challenge(G2), Eastex H.(G3), Classic S. (RG3), Remington Park Invitational Championship and Harrah's Entertainment Derby.

Bigtime Favorite began his breeding career at Hart Farms in Louisiana before moving to the Four Sixes Ranch in Guthrie, Texas. From 12 crops to reach racing age he is the sire of 187 winners, 27 stakes hoses, earners in excess of $7.2 million and average earning per starter of more than $19,100.

 In his first-crop to race Bigtime Favorite got the 2010 AQHA Racing Champion 2-Year-Old Gelding JLS Mr Big Time SI 114 (12 wins, $1,031,147). JLS Mr Bigtime won the Louisiana QHBA Futurity(RG1) and was runner-up to Mr Piloto is one of the closest All American Futurities in history.

Other top performers sired by Bigtime Favorite include Heritage Place Futurity (G1) winner Nymeria SI 92 ($495,147) and Lee Berwick Memorial Futurity (RG1) winner Ms Jingles SI 101 ($453,728), etc.

Bigtime Favorite's dam is the stakes-placed multiple black type producing First Down Dash mare Ms Dashin Bigtime. She is also the dam of stakes winner Bigtime Carter SI 117 ($62,723) and granddam of Mile High Futurity(G3) winner Fabulous Ocean SI 96 ($64,892), etc. This is the female line of stakes winners High Siete SI 105 ($106,693), Heza Fast Invictus SI 99 ($169,099), Smashed Jewel SI 95 ($50,225), etc.

Frozen semen is available to Bigtime Favorite. For additional information or breeding contracts call Four Sixes Ranch at 855-674-6773.