First Stakes Winner for Okey Dokey Fantasy

Watching The Cashflo becomes his sire's first stakes winner at Retama Park.
June 29, 2013

Okey Dokey Fantasy stallion

Okey Dokey Fantasy * Andrew Gardiner photo

Third-crop sire and multiple Grade 1 winner Okey Dokey Fantasy sired his first stakes winner Friday night when Watching The Cashflo defeated older horses with an impressive one-length victory in the $15,000 Tower of the Americas Handicap at Retama Park.

Under jockey Gaspar Garcia, Watching The Cashflo went gate-to-wire over the 550-yard course in a quick :27.153 to earn a 106 speed index and the winner's purse of $8,850. He is a Texas homebred for Jim and Marilyn Helzer, who also own his sire. Esteban Rubio was the winning trainer.

From a limited number of starters in three crops, Okey Dokey Fantasy has sired eight winners and now a stakes winner with total earnings of more than $155,000. Among his get are the aforementioned stakes winner Watching The Cashflo SI 106 (3 wins to 3, $26,035, Tower of the Americas Handicap), Mixed Fantasy SI 93 (4 wins to 3, $38,991), Okey Dokey Hero SI 93 (2 wins to 3, $29,775), Carmans Fantasy (winner at 2, 2013 $13,137), Flippin Fantasy (winner at 2, $9,798), etc.

A son of champion Okey Dokey Dale, the bay stallion won or placed in 16 of 20 career starts, earning $576,521. At two he won nine of 11 starts with wins in the Ruidoso Futurity (G1), Manor Downs Futurity (G1) and Longhorn Futurity (G2) and he finished second in the Southwest Juvenile Championship. His only off-the-board performance that year came in the All American Futurity (G1). He was also a finalist in the Rainbow Derby (G1), Sunland Park Winter Derby (G2) and 6666 Ranch Handicap at 3.

Okey Dokey Fantasy is out of the multiple stakes-producing Lazbuddie mare Fontanas Fantasy, dam of nine ROM including full siblings stakes-placed Brother Fantasy SI 93 and Grade 2 finalist Okey Dokey Fontana SI 96. She is also the granddam of stakes winner Hollywood Trickster SI 105 ($92,096), Grade 3 winner Fast N Furious B SI 94($65,647 at 2) and stakes-placed Hollywood Caliente SI 98 ($53,835), etc.

The second dam is the Grade 3-winning Moon Lark mare Fontana Beaujolais, a half sister to Texas Classic Futurity (G1) winner Fast Debonair ($455,658), etc. She has produced 10 ROM, including G3 winner Royal Medallion SI 112 ($141,408), stakes winner Crazy About Corona SI 100 ($90,952), Ruidoso Derby (G1) runner-up Shaboomator SI 105 ($110,079), etc.

Okey Dokey Fantasy stood the 2013 season at Blanchet Farms near Ville Platte, Louisiana, for a fee of $1,500. For additional information or breeding contracts, call Chris or Kim Blanchet at (337) 885-2019.