Volcom Gets First Stakes Winner

Second year sire gets first stakes winner.

April 14, 2012

Grade 1 winner and second crop sire Volcom sired his first stakes winner Saturday when 2-year-old Volcoms Special Pop won the $50,500 West Texas Juvenile Stakes at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino.

Owned by the partnership of Jose Espinosa, Jim and Michelle Laird, Volcoms Special Pop completed the 300 yard course in :14.716 seconds, a 103 speed index. P.K. Thomas bred the winner, who earned $24,096, in Texas from the Jody O Toole mare Jodys Special Pop. Wes Giles saddled with Jorge Bourdieu riding.

Also owned and raced by P.K. Thomas of Weatherford, Texas, Volcom was the #5 Leading First Crop Sire of Money Earners in 2011. From a limited number of starters he has sired 10 winners, 1 stakes winner, 5 stakes placed and earners of more than $443,000. With average earnings per starter of more than $16,400, his get includes Southwest Juvenile Championship(G1) runner-up Lethal Volt (3 wins at 2, $173,900); Oklahoma Futurity(G3) runner-up Zack Of Hearts ($66,112); Northlands Futurity(G3) runner-up Miss Kara ($45,151), etc.

The son of all-time leading sire First Down Dash also sired an All American Futurity(G1) finalist, Lethal Volt, in his first crop to race.

Volcom won or placed in 18 of 23 starts while earning $430,433. He won the Los Alamitos Winter Championship(G1), El Primero Del Ano Derby(G1) and Los Alamitos Prep Handicap. He was placed in the Los Alamitos Super Derby(G1) and Governor's Cup Futurity(G1). The bay stallion was also a finalist in the Champion of Champions(G1), Golden State Derby(G1), Los Alamitos Winter Derby(G1), Southern California Derby(G1), Vessels Maturity(G1) and Spencer L. Childers California Breeders' Championship(G1). He was conditioned by AQHA Racing Champion trainer Paul Jones.

Volcom is out of the multiple stakes producing Runaway Winner mare Runaway Vike, a half-sister to Champion 2-Year-Old filly Miss Racy Jess ($466,363), and RG2 winner Miss Racy Eyes ($133,195). The second dam is Remington Park Championship(G1) winner Miss Racy Vike ($263,661).

Volcom stands for a 2012 fee of $2,000 at Lazy E Ranch, near Guthrie, Oklahoma. For additional information or breeding contracts call Butch Wise or Matt Witman, farm managers, at 405.282.3437.