Kid Brock First Winner for Champ Summer Bird

Kid Brock became the first winner for deceased 2009 champion and classic winner Summer Bird when he powered to a clear victory July 6 at Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino (VIDEO).
Trained by Chris Richard for owner Maggi Moss, Iowa-bred Kid Brock won by 4 3/4 lengths as the even-money favorite. He covered the five-furlong maiden race, the day's fifth race, in :59.28 with David Mello at the reins. The first foal out of the stakes-winning Straight Man mare Brenda's Slew, the colt was bred by B-Fine Equine.  
A son of Birdstone  Hong Kong Squall, by Summer Squall, Summer Bird died of colic at age 7 last December in Japan, where stood the 2013 season at the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders' Association farm in Hokkaido following his purchase by the organization in late 2012. Summer Bird entered stud in 2011 at Pauls Mill farm near Versailles, Ky., and then moved to WinStar Farm, also near Versailles, for 2012.
Summer Bird was champion 3-year-old male of 2009 after winning the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), Travers Stakes (gr. I) and Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I). He compiled a 4-1-1 record from nine career starts and earned $2,323,040. He has 93 2-year-olds in his first crop.

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