Valery Stripe became Journeyman Stud stallion Cool Coal Man’s first winner in her career debut on May 24 at Camareo Race Track in Puerto Rico. The bay 2-year-old filly scored an impressive length and three-quarters victory in a sizzling :59.93 for the five-furlong maiden special weight test.
Grade II stakes winner Cool Coal Man, who captured the 2008 Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) and four other stakes, entered stud in 2011. His first crop of juveniles included a filly out of the Street Cry (Ire) mare Cry At My Wedding, who posted a 10.0 work and sold for $110,000 at the 2014 OBS April 2-year-olds in training sale. The filly was consigned by Winners Circle Thoroughbreds and bought by Hidden Brook, agent. With 10 juveniles sold, Cool Coal Man posted a total average price of $39,500 and a total median price of $27,500. His seven fillies sold for an average of $48,429 and his three colts sold for an average of $18,663. Cool Coal Man stood for $3,500 in 2014.
Bred by Greg and Donna Wheeler’s Bridle Oaks Farm, Valery Stripe is out of the stakes-placed Service Stripe mare Shegoestoeleven. Consigned by TdM Sales, agent, to the 2013 OBS August yearling sale, Valery Stripe sold for $8,500 to Luis Morales.