(Edited press release)
Multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire Western Pride sired the first winner from his debut crop when his 2-year-old filly Straight Western went gate-to-wire in a trial race April 17 at Turf Paradise.
Straight Western broke well and opened up on the field of nine, taking a five-length advantage into the stretch of the 4 ½-furlong heat. The bay filly hit the wire on top in a final time of 53.07 over a fast track. The race was a qualifier for the $50,000 ATBA Spring Sales Stakes at Turf Paradise May 3.
Out of the Straight Man mare Straight Time, Straight Western was bred in Florida by William Schettine. She is trained by Derek Couch for owner Matt Keneley.
An 11-year old son of Way West, Western Pride stands at Signature Stallions near Reddick, Fla., for a fee of $2,500.