05/31/2007 11:00PM

Chalk up a stakes for 2 freshman sires


Full Mandate, who stands at Hartley/DeRenzo Walmac South, and Trust N Luck, standing at the Vinery South, became the first of the 2007 Florida freshman stallions to sire a stakes winner. Both sired the winner of a stakes race at Hollywood Park last Sunday.

Thoroughly, a dark bay or brown colt bred in Florida by Annabel and Bill Murphy, is by Full Mandate. The colt won his May 16 debut at Hollywood Park, and then came back to win the Willard L. Proctor Memorial Stakes on Sunday, raising his earnings to $82,825. Thoroughly was pinhooked out of the '05 Ocala Breeders' fall mixed sale for $27,000. He was resold for $20,000 at a Barretts 2-year-olds in training sale earlier this year.

Wonderful Luck, by Trust N Luck, won her maiden on April 16 at Keeneland, and then won the Cinderella Stakes on the Sunday Hollywood Park card. Foaled in Kentucky, the filly was also sold as a weanling and brought a bid of $75,000. The sales venue, however, was the Keeneland fall mixed sale where she was purchased by the Vinery. The Vinery often supports the get of its stallions at the sales. Wonderful Luck's victory in the Cinderella Stakes raises her bankroll to $86,736.

Bold Trust, also by Trust N Luck, was third to Thoroughly in the Willard L. Proctor Memorial Stakes, giving the Vinery stallion two black-type runners from four starters.

Trust N Luck is a 7-year-old son of Montbrook out of the mare Bold Burst, by Dahar. It's a pedigree that is unusual for these times in that it has no Mr. Prospector blood in either the sire's or dam's pedigree. There is but one cross of Northern Dancer in Trust N Luck's complete pedigree, and one has to go back four generations to find it. The stallion's sire line traces to Buckpasser.

Trust N Luck raced 12 times at 2 and 3. He won two stakes as a juvenile, both over a mile. He won the Grade 1 Fountain of Youth as a 3-year-old and placed second in the Grade 1 Florida Derby. Trust N Luck is by the Ocala Stud stallion Montbrook, who is generally regarded as a sprint-speed sire, but Trust N Luck was comfortable going a route.

Full Mandate, like Trust N Luck, stands for $5,000. While he did win the Black Tie Affair Handicap as a 4-year-old, it is the stallion's pedigree and conformation that earned him the opportunity to stand at stud. He is an 8-year-old son of A.P. Indy out of Grade 1 stakes winner Clear Mandate, dam of the graded stakes winner Newfoundland, and comes from the family of Belmont Stakes winner Creme Fraiche.

There are 73 registered 2-year-olds in the first crop of Full Mandate and 50 in the first crop of Trust N Luck. The OBS June sale of 2-year-olds in training, June 19-20, catalogs six 2-year-olds by Full Mandate and three by Trust N Luck.

No respect for Cimarron Secret

Cimarron Secret was a tough racehorse who sires tough runners, but rarely, if ever, gets mentioned in local conversations dealing with popular stallions. The 16-year-old chestnut horse stands at Skip McDonnell's Cimarron Farm in Ocala. He is by Tejano (by Caro) out of Bay Jinx, by Crafty Prospector, and his advertised fee is $1,000.

Cimarron Secret won stakes from 1 1/16 miles to 1 3/4 miles. In 49 starts, he won 18 races and placed in 14 more. Seven of these wins were stakes and they were won at Calder Race Course, Remington Park, Rockingham Park, Woodbine, Delaware Park, and Finger Lakes. He also placed in stakes at Hialeah Park, Gulfstream Park, Sam Houston Race Park, and Suffolk Downs. He retired sound at 8 with earnings of $454,503.

Since entering stud in 2000, Cimarron Secret has had only 56 runners represent him. Forty of these are winners, including five who won or placed in stakes. This past week Cimarron Secret had two of his sons competing in stakes company - one at Canterbury Park and the other at Lone Star. Lookinforthesecret won the five-furlong Honor the Hero Stakes at Canterbury Park, while Later Gater finished second in $100,000 USA Stakes at Lone Star.

"Cimarron Secret will get 15 mares this year, maybe one or two more," said Sherry Finn, the farm and stallion manager for Cimarron Farm. "The good news is that it looks like we'll get eight outside mares. When Lookingforthesecret won a stakes race at Tampa Bay Downs in March, we got a couple of calls and a couple of mares booked.

"Before Lookinforthesecret won at Canterbury Park last Sunday, my homebred My Philly, by Cimarron Secret, won an allowance race on the same card. Just think of what this stud's record could be if he had more mares!"