07/09/2013 11:35AM

First winner for Save Big Money scores in Iowa stakes


Mama’s Mad Money scored her first career win in the Iowa Stallion Futurity on July 5 at Prairie Meadows, becoming the first winner for Oklahoma freshman sire Save Big Money, a multiple stakes-placed winner.

The 2-year-old chestnut filly, owned by Big Sugar Racing and bred in Oklahoma by Center Hills Farm, covered 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:07.03 on a track rated fast. She had previously finished second by a neck in her debut in a five-furlong maiden special weight at the same track on June 22.

Mama’s Mad Money was purchased by Big Sugar Racing for $5,000 at the 2012 Fasig-Tipton Texas summer yearling sale. She is out of the winning Yankee Victor mare Dynamic Deluxe, who has also produced stakes winner Tlaquepaque. Other notable family members include Grade 2 winner and sire Straight Man and Grade 3 winners Al’s Helen and Pure Precision; the latter is also a sire.

Save Big Money,  a well-pedigreed 10-year-old son of Storm Cat, won five times from 28 starts in five seasons and earned $230,934. He placed in three stakes races and in 2007 set a track record of 1:56.09 for 1 3/16 miles on Keeneland’s synthetic Polytrack. He was bred by Hilbert Thoroughbreds, raced for Tomisue Hilbert and John Menard, and was trained by Neil Howard.

The stallion is out of multiple Grade 1 winner Tomisue’s Delight, by A. P. Indy, who also produced Grade 1 winner and French-based freshman sire Mr. Sidney. Tomisue’s Delight, out of Grade 1 winner Prospector’s Delite, was a full sister to Horse of the Year and sire Mineshaft and stakes winner and sire Rock Slide, as well as a half-sister to Group 3 winner and sire Monashee Mountain and stakes winner Delta Music. Grade 1 winner and stakes producer Runup the Colors, Group 1 winner Flagbird, and Grade 2 winner Top Account are other notable family members.

Save Big Money stands at Mighty Acres in Pryor, Okla. He has 25 foals in his first crop.