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Mighty B Valiant to Lazy E

Grade 1-placed runner Mighty B Valiant to stand at Lazy E Ranch in 2013.

Press Release
September 17, 2012

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Mighty B Valiant

Mighty B Valiant SI-99, $543,863, the standard bearer for the young leading sire Valiant Hero, will enter stud in 2013 at Lazy E Ranch at Guthrie, Oklahoma.

Racing for You And Me Partners, Mighty B Valiant began his racing career on April 2, 2011, with a rousing win by nearly 3 lengths in his trial for the $780,000 Remington Park Oklahoma Bred Futurity (R).

His :16.699 clocking for 330 yards into a stiff 15 mph headwind at Remington Park was the fastest among 224 horses in two days of trials for the year’s first major futurity.

With all-time leading rider G.R. Carter Jr., up on April 16, Mighty B Valiant won the Futurity, the richest running in its 23-year history. The fast-closing colt was charted as seventh in the early going and won by nearly a length.

Three weeks after the rich Remington Park Futurity, Mighty B Valiant returned to the track to win his trial for the $1,029,950 Heritage Place Futurity (G1), posting the fastest time among 184 head in two days of trials. While scoring his third win in as many starts, he won by 2 lengths while going the 350 yards in :17.60 seconds into a 10 mph headwind. He rallied to finish second in the Heritage Place finals, earning $175,091.

In his first four outs, Mighty B Valiant had 3 wins and 1 second and earnings of $504,713. On May 28 of his 2-year-old season, the handsome sorrel colt was the nation’s leading money earner.

The early success of Mighty B Valiant should not have been a surprise to anyone because before his first official out the colt already had shown his brilliance. On March 7 of his 2-year-old year he zipped 250 yards in :13.225 over a fast track to post the fastest time of 14 training races. He won by 3-1/4 lengths while setting the fastest time in training race history at the Oklahoma City track.

After the 2011 meet closed at Remington Park, trainer Raymond Vargas took Mighty B Valiant to Ruidoso and on July 8 he zipped 400 yards in :19.41 to post the fastest time among 219 head in the trials for the $700,000 Rainbow Futurity (G1). In the Rainbow finals, he finished a little more than a length behind champion Feature Mr Bojangles.

A candidate for champion 2-year-old colt, Mighty B Valiant finished 2011 as the No. 2 money earner among all-age colts/stallions in the nation.

The sorrel stallion is one of five black-type earners produced by On A High’s daughter Mighty B Doll SI-103, $48,455.Mighty B Valiant is a half-brother to Grade 1 winner and stakes sire Mighty Invictus SI-102, $303,137. Mighty B Valiant’s second dam is a half-sister to the world champion Dash For Speed, the $1,225,337 earner who is the breed’s all-time leading Grade 1 winner.

His sire Valiant Hero SI-105, $668,633 won the Texas Classic Futurity G1 and is a full brother to the Champion Corona Cash SI-101, $1,542,880.

“We are really excited about having this horse at Lazy E,” said Butch Wise. “Lazy E has enjoyed a long-term relationship with Terry Bell and Bud Hill and we look forward to launching this young horse’s breeding career.

“The popularity of his sire Valiant Hero and the outstanding race record as a two-year-old of both Valiant Hero and Mighty B Valiant should make this young horse very popular with breeders in 2013 and beyond,” Wise said.

Mighty B Valiant’s 2013 breeding fee is expected to be announced in the next few weeks. He is currently at Lone Star Park for the Dash For Cash Derby (G2) and Texas Classic Derby (G1).