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1st Stakes-Winner For US Sire Marino Marini
US multiple Gr1-placed 9YO 2nd-crop stallion Marino Marini (Storm Cat-Halo America, by Waquoit) recorded his 1st stakes-winner when juvenile colt Shudacudawudya (Marino Marini-Sunny Miss, by Cutlass Reality) scored a 0.75-length victory in the US$62,900 Listed Golden Nugget Stakes (6 furlongs on all-weather) for 2YOs at Golden Gate Fields in California. Shudacudawudya (ridden by Francisco Duran for trainer Lloyd Mason) defeated the gelding Sourdough Sam (Decarchy-General Luster, by General Meeting) & fellow colt Tiny Woods (Roman Ruler-Brooklynsangel, by Aggressive Chief). Shudacudawudya now has 3 wins & 2 runners-up from 5 starts for US$71,180 earnings. His sire Marino Marini (a half-brother to Gr3-winner Quick Temper) stands for US$5,000 at Rancho San Miguel in California. On the track, Kentucky-bred Marino Marini notched 3 wins (including Ireland's 2002 Listed Marble Hill Stakes at the Curragh, plus runner-up in both Ireland's 2002 Gr2 Phoenix Stakes & the US 2003 Gr1 Malibu Stakes) from 16 starts & earned US$294,384.