Jet Black Patriot Sires First Stakes Winner

Dashing Jet Rio wins rich stakes at Delta Downs for young sire.
May 25, 2013

Jet Black Patriot

Jet Black Patriot * Don Shugart photo

Multiple Restricted Grade 1 stakes winner and second crop sire Jet Black Patriot sired his first stakes winner Friday when Dashing Jet Rio won the $246,142 Louisiana Lassie Futurity (RG2) at Delta Downs.

Under jockey Jesse Chavis, Dashing Jet Rio scored her second win in as many starts and picked up the $123,071 winner's purse for owner Douglas O. Traylor. Dashing Jet Rio, who is conditioned by Kenneth L. Roberts Sr., covered the 330-yard distance over a fast track in a time of 16.547. The clocking represented a speed index of 96. W.A., Bruce, Susan, and Karen Darling bred the sorrel filly from the Mr Jess Perry mare Dashing Obsession.

From two crops to race, Jet Black Patriot has sired 43 winners and six stakes horses with earnings in excess of $1.14 million and average earnings per starter of more than $9,500. His get include the aforementioned Dashing Jet Rio SI 96 (2 wins at 2, $132,671), Bare Naked Martini SI 101 (2 to 3, $85,852 2nd Louisiana Breeders’ Futurity (RG2), etc.), Jetblack Gold Moment SI 109 ($76,181, 2nd Harrah's Entertainment Futurity (G3), etc.), Whispering Patriot SI 98 (3 wins at 2, $44,180), Jets Quick Fortune SI 101 (2 wins to 3, $43,039), etc.

Owned by Donald Plains Sr., the son of leading sire Game Patriot won seven of nine starts at 2, earning $876,921. He won the LQHBA Futurity (RG1), Lee Berwick Memorial Futurity (RG1) and Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2), was second in the Grade 1 All American Futurity and a finalist in the Grade 1 Southwest Juvenile Championship.

Jet Black Patriot is out of the multiple stakes-producing First Down Jewel mare First Down Hemp, dam of nine ROM including full siblings Hez Jet Black SI 99 (4 wins, $45,119, 2nd Louisiana Juvenile S., 3rd in the Mardi Gras Futurity (RG2), etc.), Jet Black Legend SI96 (3 wins at 2, 2012, $45,119, 2nd Old South Futurity) and Redhot Patriot Jet SI 96 (2 wins to 3, 2012 $42,672), etc. The second dam is a stakes-producing daughter of Hemp Meyers.

Jet Black Patriot stands for a 2013 fee of $4,000, with consideration, at Robicheaux Ranch Inc. near Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. For additional information or breeding contracts, call Ray Robicheaux at 337-845-5130.