04/29/2016 8:09AM

Caleb's Posse sires first winner


Freshman sire Caleb’s Posse sired his first winner from his first starter when the juvenile colt I Shod the Sheriff won the third race at Gulfstream on Thursday.

In the race contested at 4 1/2 furlongs, I Shod the Sheriff went to the lead at the start of the five-runner field and increased it in the stretch to win by 3 1/2 lengths in the final time of :51.17, a little more than one second slower than the track record. He is trained by Dane Kobiskie, owned by PTK LLC, and bred in Kentucky by Glenmalure Farm. Out of the Wavering Monarch mare Despot, he was purchased for $10,000 at the 2015 Keeneland September sale.

Caleb’s Posse, by Posse out of Abbey’s Missy, by Slewacide, stands at Three Chimneys in Midway, Ky., for $5,000.

Campaigned by McNeill Stables and Cheyenne Stables, he won the 2011 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile at Churchill Downs as a 3-year-old, as well as the Grade 1 King’s Bishop, Grade 2 Amsterdam, Grade 3 Ohio Derby, and Smarty Jones Stakes that year, taking five of 10 starts and earning more than $1 million. He defeated Uncle Mo by a nose in the King’s Bishop and runner-up Shackleford by four lengths in the BC Dirt Mile.

At 2, he was third in the Grade 3 Arlington-Washington Futurity, and at 4 he was second in all three of his starts, including a nose loss to Shackleford in the Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap. He went to stud after his 4-year-old season with a record of eight wins, five second, and two thirds in 19 starts and earnings of $1,423,379, and he stood his first season at stud for a fee of $10,000.

His first crop of foals numbers 37, and he has 28 yearlings in his second crop.