05/20/2016 1:54PM

Freshman sire Dialed In gets first winner from first starter


Florida Derby winner Dialed In sired the first winner from his first starter when Maximum Edge won the first race at Churchill Downs today. In the maiden race for juvenile fillies going 4 1/2 furlongs, Maximum Edge, ridden by Corey Lanerie, raced just off the early pace, went four wide into the stretch, and wore down pacesetter and 2-5 favorite Golden Mischief (by Into Mischief) to win by a neck at odds of 5-1 in the 5-horse field.

Trained by William Connelly, Maximum Edge is owned by Bernard G. Schaeffer and was bred in Kentucky by the Brandywine Farm of Jim and Pam Robinson. She was sold for $160,000 at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales March 2-year-olds in training sale.

Dialed In stands at Darby Dan Farm in Lexington, Ky., for a fee of $7,500. He has 102 foals in his first crop.

By Mineshaft out of Miss Doolittle, by Storm Cat, Dialed In was bred by W.S. Farish, Madeleine Pickens, and Skara Glen Stables and was sold for $475,000 at the 2009 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale.

Campaigned by Robert LaPenta and trained by Nick Zito, Dialed In won 3 of 7 starts and earned $941,936. He won his only start at two, in November 2010 at Churchill Downs going 6 1/2 furlongs, and in his debut at 3 took the 1-mile, Grade 3 Holy Bull Stakes. Two starts later, he won the Grade 1 Florida Derby by a neck over Shackleford, who also stands at Darby Dan and whose first foals race this year.

In the subsequent Kentucky Derby, Dialed In went off as the 5-1 favorite and finished eighth after getting squeezed at the start and having to come from last of 19. In his last start at 3, he was fourth in Shackleford’s Preakness. He made just one unplaced start at 4.