06/08/2016 7:22PM

Spendthrift stallion Dominus sires first winner from first starter


Spendthrift Farm freshman sire Dominus was represented by his first winner from his first starter when the juvenile filly P Boo made all the pace to win a $28,000 maiden special weight race for Louisiana-breds at Evangeline Downs by 4 1/4 lengths today. She completed the race in :53.24.

P Boo, owned and trained by Jerry Delhomme, was bred in Louisiana by Spendthrift Farm.

Dominus, a son of Smart Strike out of Cuando, by Lord At War, was bred by Edward P. Evans and campaigned by George Bolton, Stonestreet Stable, and Spendthrift Farm and trained by Todd Pletcher.

He won four of 10 starts and earned $444,717 while racing from ages 2 to 4. He won his maiden in his debut at 3, his second career start, at Santa Anita, and was then second in the Grade 3 Derby Trial Stakes at Churchill Downs and then took the Grade 2 Dwyer at Belmont Park. He was third in the Grade 2 Jim Dandy at Saratoga.

At 4, he won the Grade 2 Bernard Baruch at 1 1/16 miles on turf in his debut on that surface.

Dominus retired to stand the 2013 season at Spendthrift in Lexington, Ky., for a fee of $6,500. He stands the 2016 season for $3,500. Dominus has 50 foals in his first crop and 30 foals in his second crop.