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 $2.3 million.
STEPHEN GOT EVEN’s sixteen 2011 stakes horses also include G3 winner Mr. Tommy, stakes winner Stephanie Got Even, as well as North Rodeo, Schoolyard Dreams, Bauers Got Hours, Buckle Bunny Babe, Extended Family, False Statement, Peppi Knows, and Stephengothisstar.
Now, the 2012 season is shaping up to be a similarly successful year for STEPHEN GOT EVEN. His daughter Amazing Saint captured her first stakes win in the $60,000 Bonne Chance S. on St. Patrick’s Day, pushing her career earnings to over $155,000. She is one of five stakes runners already on the year for STEPHEN GOT EVEN, joining the aforementioned Cosmo Phantom, third in the G3 Kokura Daishoten and G3 Nikkan Sports Sho Nakayama Kimpai; the ultra-impressive G1 Wood Memorial hero I Want Revenge, second to MINESHAFT’s Redding Colliery in the $75,000 Evening Attire S. at Aqueduct; Got Even, the exciting 3-year-old colt who was runner-up in the San Pedro S. at Santa Anita; and Marathon Series S. second Super Steve.
Breeders wanting to carry on with the A.P. INDY line have been serious followers of STEPHEN GOT EVEN as last year he bred 138 mares and in 2010, he bred 129 mares.
With the likes of champion Stevie Wonderboy also on his resume, STEPHEN GOT EVEN offers exceptional value and promise to breeders at an amazingly economical fee. Call today for details!