Monday, September 27, 2010
First-crop sire Sharp Humor got his first black-type winner Sept. 15 when his son Glint won the $100,000 Fitz Dixon Jr. Memorial Juvenile Stakes at Presque Isle Downs.
Glint is a homebred of WinStar Farm, which also stands Sharp Humor. The colt is also the first stakes winner for his dam Glimmer, an unraced daughter of Deputy Minister who now has three winners out of three foals of racing age. Glimmer is out of the grade II winner Recognizable, by Seattle Slew.
The 2-year-old colt was squeezed back at the start then was rushed into contention. He split horses on the turn and angled out to win the 6 1/2-furlong Fitz Dixon by three lengths over a field of 11 other competitors. This was Glint’s second start. He broke his maiden by 9 1/4 lengths in a $35,000 maiden special weight at Hoosier Park Sept. 1.
As of Sept. 25, Sharp Humor was ranked fourth on the leading first-crop sire list with $428,726 in progeny earnings. He stood for $7,500 during the 2010 breeding season.