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.