STEPHEN GOT EVEN has always shown the ability to get “the big horse”–those Saturday afternoon runners who show up and perform on racing’s biggest stages–and 2011 was no different for the A.P. INDY stallion. Until his untimely injury, STEPHEN GOT EVEN’s son First Dude was considered one of the best handicap horses in North America. Five times placed against Grade 1 company at three–including a runner-up finish in the Preakness S. and a third in the Belmont S.–First Dude really came into his own at four. In May, he beat a deep field in the G3 Alysheba S. at Churchill Downs. He then returned to trainer Bob Baffert’s barn in California and promptly won the G1 Hollywood Gold Cup, contested over a mile and a quarter, in scintillating fashion over MG1SW Game On Dude. First Dude retired with earnings of over $1.4 million.
STEPHEN GOT EVEN is also the sire of the 2011 Japanese standout Cosmo Phantom, winner of the G3 Chunichi Shimbun Hai S. at Kokura Dec. 10 and the G3 Nikkan Sports Sho Nakayama Kimpai earlier in the season. Runner-up in last year’s Japan Dirt Derby, Cosmo Phantom has now earned in excess of $2 million.
STEPHEN GOT EVEN’s 2-year-old son Got Even looked like a horse with a future after airing by four lengths in the $100,000 California Breeders Champion S. at Santa Anita in late December, when he stopped the time for the seven-furlong race in a swift 1:21 1/5.
STEPHEN GOT EVEN’s 2011 graded horses include North Rodeo, Schoolyard Dreams, and the stakes winner Stephanie Got Even, while further stakes winner/stakes horses include Bauers Got Hours, Buckle Bunny Babe, Extended Family, False Statement, Peppi Knows, and Stephengothisstar.
As a son of A.P. Indy and with champion Stevie Wonderboy and the ultra-impressive G1 Wood Memorial S. winner I Want Revenge also on his resume, STEPHEN GOT EVEN offers exceptional value and promise to breeders at a 2012 fee of $7,500.