07/15/2013 7:23AM

Old Fashioned represented by first winner at Presque Isle


Chicks Dig It bested a maiden special weight field at Presque Isle Downs on July 14 to become the first winner sired by Grade 2 winner Old Fashioned.

The 2-year-old gelding won the 5 1/2 furlong race by a half-length, covering the distance in 1:05.84 over Presque Isle’s synthetic Tapeta Footings surface. He finished fourth in his debut at Presque Isle on June 26 for owner and trainer Ron Potts.

Bred in Indiana by The Elkstone Group LLC, Chicks Dig It is out of the stakes-placed winning Northern Spur mare Titia, who is the dam of four winners from five foals to race.

Old Fashioned, a 7-year-old son of Unbridled’s Song, stands at Taylor Made Stallions in Nicholasville, Ky. for an advertised fee of $8,000. His initial crop consists of 81 juveniles.

Old Fashioned established himself as a standout juvenile by going undefeated in three starts, highlighted by a win in the Grade 2 Remsen to cap off the campaign. He then became a leader on the Arkansas route to the Kentucky Derby, winning the Grade 3 Southwest and finishing second in the Grade 2 Rebel and Grade 1 Arkansas Derby, all at Oaklawn Park. However, he was retired before the Triple Crown races due to injury.

In total, Old Fashioned finished with four wins from six career starts, never running worse than second, for earnings of $583,280. He was campaigned by owner Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farms and trained by Larry Jones.

Old Fashioned is out of the Grade 3-winning Meadowlake mare Collect Call, who has produced two winners from four foals to race. He is from the family of Grade 1 winner Mitterand and Grade 2 winner Prince Deputy.