05/16/2014 4:24PM

Lookin At Lucky’s first winner comes at Gulfstream Park


Lucky’stormwarning became the first winner for freshman sire Lookin At Lucky on Friday, taking a 4 ½ furlong maiden race at Gulfstream by 2 ¾ lengths.

The 2-year-old filly stopped the clock in :51.42 seconds in her debut start, and was ridden by Manoel Cruz. She is trained by Wesley Ward for the Coolmore partnership of Susan Magnier, Michael Tabor, and Derrick Smith.

Bred in Florida by Deborah Brozio, Lucky’stormwarning is out of the winning Tactical Advantage mare Happybirthdaygirl, who is now the dam of three winners from as many foals to race. Lucky’stormwarning was a $140,000 purchase at the 2013 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale.

Lookin At Lucky, a 7-year-old son of Smart Strike, stands at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud in Versailles, Ky. for an advertised fee of $15,000. His initial crop consists of 100 juveniles.

Lookin At Lucky is a two-time Eclipse Award winner, taking champion 2-year-old male honors in 2009 and champion 3-year-old male the following year. He won nine of 13 starts over two seasons of racing for earnings of $3,307,278, highlighted by Grade 1 victories in the Preakness Stakes, Haskell Invitational, CashCall Futurity, Del Mar Futurity, and Norfolk Stakes.

The horse also won the Grade 2 Indiana Derby, Rebel Stakes, and Best Pal Stakes, and finished in the money in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and Santa Anita Derby.