Virginia-Breds In Noteworthy Races Saturday August 26th

Virginia-bred Just Call Kenny, winner of over $373,000 in purse monies, will compete in Saturday’s Grade 3 Philip Iselin Stakes at Monmouth. The 6 year old Jump Start horse was third most recently in the Grade 3 Monmouth Cup Stakes July 30th.

Just Call Kenny, bred by Althea Richards, won by 1 1/4 lengths over Double Whammy April 21st at Laurel. Photo courtesy of Jim McCue.

Out of the Green Dancer mare, Green Jeans, Just Call Kenny was bred by Robin Richards. He has four wins, five runner-ups and seven thirds in 28 career starts. The Iselin is the 7th race on Monmouth’s card Saturday.

Virginia-bred Sticksstatelydude will make his 2017 debut this Saturday as part of Saratoga’s powerful Travers Day program. The 4 year old First Dude colt will compete in a $93,000 allowance optional claiming event which has been carded as the fourth race.

“Sticksstatelydude (First Dude) and jockey Joel Rosario win a MSW at Saratoga Racecourse 8/1/15. Trainer: Kieran McLaughlin. Owner: Alvin S. Haynes & Elizabeth Burchell & John Ferris “

In just six lifetime starts, Sticksstatelydude has three wins and three runner-up finishes, good for $326,000 in earnings. He most recently won the Grade 3 Discovery Stakes last November at Aqueduct. Bred by Canyon Lake Thoroughbreds, the talented colt is out of the Gilded Time mare, Placerita, Joel Rosario will ride Saturday for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin. Photo courtesy of Susie Raisher.