B. B. Dude First Stakes Winner for Shakin It Up


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B. B. Dude wins the Manzano Stakes at Albuquerque

After becoming the first winner for Spendthrift Farm's stallion Shakin It Up  in June, B. B. Dude added the Aug. 11 Manzano Stakes to also become the sire's first black-type winner.

The 2-year-old colt set the pace in the six-furlong race at Albuquerque Downs and pulled away late to score by 2 1/2 lengths. Pressured early, he set fractions of :22.85, :45.49, and :59.20 through the first five furlongs and finished the distance in 1:11.60 over the dirt track.

After winning his June 1 debut at Churchill Downs, B. B. Dude placed fifth in the July 15 Texas Thoroughbred Futurity at Lone Star Park before his stakes win.

LARUE: B. B. Dude First Winner for Shakin It Up

The colt trained by Steve Asmussen for Jerry Durant was bred by Sally Thomas and New Dawn Stable. He is also the first stakes winner for his dam, the Unbridled's Song mare Purrfect Song.

Grade 1 winner Shakin It Up won the 2013 Malibu Stakes (G1) during his 3-year-old season in which he also won the San Vicente Stakes (G2). A year later he added the Strub Stakes (G2) to his résumé, but after three straight losses—including a fourth in the 2014 Metropolitan Handicap (G1)—he was retired to stud.

The son of Midnight Lute is out of the Vindication mare Silver Bullet Moon, a daughter of two-time champion filly Silverbulletday. He retired with a record of 4-2-1 from 10 starts and earnings of $664,982.

In 2018, Shakin It Up stood for a fee of $5,000.

Video: Manzano S. (BT)