First Winner For Slumber Comes At Kentucky Downs

The first winner at stud for Grade 1 winner Slumber came Monday at Kentucky Downs when Fluffy Socks came through on a sustained drive to win a maiden special weight, BloodHorse reports.

Fluffy Socks kept within a couple lengths of the leader in the one-mile race, then staged a drive in Kentucky Downs’ long stretch, taking command in the final sixteenth and prevailing under jockey Tyler Gaffalione. The filly stopped the clock 1:36.41 for owner Head of Plains Partners and trainer Chad Brown.

Bred in Kentucky by Head of Plains Partners, Fluffy Socks is out of the unplaced Kitten’s Joy mare Breakfast Time.

Slumber, a British-born 12-year-old son of Cacique, stands at Calumet Farm in Lexington, Ky., for an advertised fee of $5,000.

He began his racing career in England, where he became a multiple Group 3-placed stakes winner for Juddmonte Farms. He was then sent to the U.S., where his record was highlighted by a pair of in-the-money efforts in Grade 3 races, before selling for $200,000 at the 2014 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.

Racing under new connections for trainer Chad Brown, Slumber quickly gained prominence within the higher levels of turf racing, with his crowning achievement being a victory in the Grade 1 Manhattan Stakes at Belmont Park. He retired with five wins in 27 starts for earnings of $1,477,162.

Slumber was bred in Great Britain by Millsec Limited, out of the unraced Woodman mare Sound Asleep.

Read more at BloodHorse.

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