Claiborne Stallion Parading Gets First Winner

Raise the Hoof tallies by 2 1/2 lengths in a maiden event at Hollywood Park June 21.

Claiborne Farm stallion Parading celebrated his first win as a sire June 21 when Raise the Hoof won a maiden claiming test at Betfair Hollywood Park (VIDEO).

Two-year-old Raise the Hoof, part of Parading's first crop, won the 4 1/2-furlong race on Cushion Track in front-running style by 2 1/2 lengths as the even-money choice. Trained by Jeff Bonde for a partnership that includes Jeff Ganje and Phil Lebherz, the chestnut gelding is changing barns after being claimed for $50,000 by trainer Marsha Schwizer for Patsy Jarvis.

Out of the Danzig mare Time Buyer, Raise the Hoof began his career with a pair of fourth-place finishes against maiden special weight company at Hollywood and was making his first start for a tag. Bred in Pennsylvania by John R. Penn, he is a half brother to grade III winner Connections.

Parading, a son of Pulpit out of the Storm Cat mare On Parade, stands for $3,500 at Claiborne in Paris, Ky., He won the 2009 Dixie Stakes (gr. IIT) for Phipps Stable and trainer Shug McGaughey, and retired with seven wins from 21 lifetime starts and earnings of $530,046.