Cool Coal Man Posts First Graded Stakes Winner

Cool Coal Man

Valery Stripe became Journeyman Stud stallion Cool Coal Man’s first stakes winner and first graded stakes winner in one big victory. The bay 2-year-old filly was a determined nose winner of the Clasico Dia de la Raza Stakes (G2-PR) on October 12 at Camarero Race Track in Puerto Rico. Winning time for the six and a half furlongs test was 1:20.45.

Valery Stripe became Cool Coal Man’s first winner when she broke her maiden in her career debut on May 24. She followed that with an allowance win and a third-place finish in the Eduardo Cautino Insua Stakes (G3-PR). Raced by Establo Villa Real, Valery Stripe has notched four wins and one third in six starts for career earnings to date of $36,667.

Cool Coal Man, a graded stakes winner of $929,728, entered stud in 2011. In addition to Valery Stripe, Cool Coal Man is represented by four other winners, including leading earner Scindia ($60,232). Cool Coal Man is currently the second-leading Florida freshman sire by progeny earnings with $169,964. Cool Coal Man stands at Journeyman Stud as property of Robert LaPenta.

Bred by Greg and Donna Wheeler’s Ocala-based Bridle Oaks Farm, Valery Stripe is out of the stakes-placed Service Stripe mare Shegoestoeleven.

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