08/04/2015 4:24AM

SirePowered Results: Afleet Alex

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Barbara D. Livingston
Texas Red wins the Jim Dandy on Saturday at Saratoga.

Afleet Alex was among the most celebrated juveniles of the 2004 Saratoga meeting. Just over a decade later, the Gainesway sire is off to a solid start at this summer's meet. Daily Racing Form’s SirePowered Results shows him with two winners at the meet to date, led by Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes victor Texas Red.

Texas Red was scoring his first victory since romping by 6 1/2 lengths in last November's Breeders' Cup Juvenile. He finished second by a neck in the Grade 2 San Vicente Stakes in his first start of 2015 before being forced to miss the Triple Crown series with a foot abscess. He returned to finish second in the Grade 3 Dwyer Stakes in July at Belmont Park, setting him up for the Jim Dandy score, in which he held off Frosted by half a length. In doing so, he earned a career-best Beyer Speed Figure of 105, topping the 104 he posted in the Juvenile.

Afleet Alex's other winner at the Saratoga meet came on opening day, as Khaleesi Kat won a maiden-claiming race on the turf.

Afleet Alex burst onto the national scene with powerful victories in the Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes and Grade 2 Sanford Stakes at Saratoga as a juvenile, then earned an Eclipse Award the following season by winning the Preakness and Belmont Stakes. In all, he won 8 of 12 career starts, including six stakes wins, for earnings of more than $2.7 million.

Afleet Alex entered stud in 2006 at Gainesway, and, in addition to Texas Red, his top runners to date include Grade 1 winners Iotapa, Afleet Express, Materiality, and Dublin, as well as Breeders' Cup Marathon winner Afleet Again.

Get complete results for Afleet Alex and other stallions using DRF’s SirePowered Results, now sortable by Beyer Speed Figure. To access the app, click here.