Grade II winner Cool Coal Man was represented by his first winner as a stallion when his very first starter, juvenile filly Valery Stripe, won the third race at Camarero Race Track in Puerto Rico May 24.
Freshman sire Cool Coal Man, a son of Mineshaft —Coral Sea, by Rubiano, stands for $3,500 at Brent and Crystal Fernung's Journeyman Stud near Ocala.
Trained by Daniel Encarnacion for Establo Villa Real, Valery Stripe scored in her career debut after pressing the pace, and then drawing away to a 1 3/4-length victory in the five-furlong maiden special weight contest. Out of the Service Stripe mare Shegoestoeleven, Valery Stripe was bred in Florida by Bridle Oaks Farm.
Cool Coal Man scored his big victory in the 2008 Fountain of Youth (gr. II). The 9-year-old stallion won a total 10 of 30 career starts, with six seconds and two third-place finishes, while earning $929,728 for trainer Nick Zito and owner Robert LaPenta.
Bred in Kentucky by W. S. Farish and the E. J. Hudson Jr. Irrevocable Trust, Cool Coal Man won or placed in 11 stakes during his career.