08/29/2016 4:17PM

Freshman sire Atta Boy Roy sires his first stakes winner


It took some time for Washington state freshman sire Atta Boy Roy to get his first winner, that coming on August 13 when first-time starter Risque’s Legacy won by nine lengths at Emerald Downs. That filly also turned out to be his first stakes winner. Risque’s Legacy, a Washington homebred of Karl Krieg, came back on August 28 to win the $50,000 Washington Cup Two Year Old Filly Stakes at Emerald Downs.

Trained by Tom Wenzel, Risque’s Legacy took the lead from the start in the six-furlong stakes for state-bred fillies and easily won by three lengths as the 1-5 favorite in the seven-horse field. No Talking Back, by Flatter, finished second by three-quarters of a length over San Juan Star, who is also by Atta Boy Roy. Risque’s Legacy completed the six furlongs in 1:11.33.

Risque’s Legacy is the first foal out of Risque Humor, by Mingun. The dam won one of two career starts for Krieg.

Atta Boy Roy stands at Blue Ribbon Farm in Buckley, Wash., for a fee of $2,000. He has 23 foals in his first crop, with seven starters to date, and has 17 yearlings in his second crop.

Atta Boy Roy, by Tribunal out of Irish Toast, by Synastry, won 14 of 36 starts while racing from ages 3 to 8 and earned $602,276.  Bred in Washington by Patricia Murphy and Mr. and Mrs. Frederick L. Pabst, Atta Boy Roy was well traveled in his career, racing at nine different tracks in eight states from coast to coast while campaigned by R.E.V. Racing.

He won two stakes at Emerald at 4, and twice set the track record for six furlongs, the second time lowering it to 1:07.00.

At 5 in 2010, Atta Boy Roy won the Grade 2 Churchill Downs Stakes at seven furlongs, and the same year took the Remington Sprint Cup Stakes at Remington Park. In the 2010 Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Churchill Downs, Atta Boy Roy finished 10th, beaten 9 1/4 lengths by winner Big Drama.

Atta Boy Roy was second in the Grade 3 Aristides Stakes at Churchill at both 5 and 6.

Atta Boy Roy’s sire, Tribunal, is a son of Deputy Minister out of Six Crowns, by Secretariat. Tribunal was third in both the Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap and Grade 2 San Bernardino Handicap in 2001, his only black type.

He won three of 18 starts and earned $315,140. Six Crowns is out of the great racemare Chris Evert.