01/23/2013 1:45AM

First Dude represented by first foal


Grade 1 winner First Dude was represented by his first foal on Jan. 12, a filly born at Hickstead Farm in Ocala, Fla.

The bay filly is out of the unraced Hennessy mare Wall St. Widow, whose dam, Love Or Money, is a half-sister to Grade 2 winner and sire Broken Vow. It is the family of Grade 3 winner and sire Winged Victory, as well as stakes winners and sires Service Stripe and Where's The Ring.

"She is a welcome addition to the First Dude family," said Melissa Anthony, stallion coordinator of Donald Dizney’s Double Diamond Farm of Ocala, Fla. where the stallion stands.

First Dude, a 6-year-old by Stephen Got Even, won the Grade 1 Hollywood Gold Cup Handicap in his final career start in 2011, retiring with earnings of $1,442,140.

He placed five times in Grade 1 events as a 3-year-old in 2010, finishing second to champion Lookin At Lucky in the Preakness Stakes and third in the Belmont Stakes, Travers Stakes, and Blue Grass Stakes.

Out of the stakes-placed winning Smart Strike mare Run Sarah Run, First Dude entered stud at Double Diamond for a fee of $7,500 in 2012. He will stand for the same this year.