Photos above taken 4-23-13
FIRST RESPONDER is a very good looking, very smart, nicely
put-together sorrel colt with two white socks and lots of muscle. He is by
Rare News out of This Babe is
This Snow is Royal).
He arrived during the week of the Boston Marathon bombing and the
disastrous fire in West, Texas, when Americans once again witnessed
the courage and selflessness of brave first responders who rush to
the rescue, not thinking of themselves. This little grandson, both
top and bottom, of First Down Dash, has a solid name to live up to.
HIS SIRE, Rare News,
si 92, is a two-time winning, multiple graded stakes performing (5th
Kindergarten Futurity-G1) son of the great
First Down Dash
with $43,758 in earnings. Rare News is a proven sire of good minded,
fast horses. He is a stakes and regional
This Babe is Royal, si
93 (his dam), is a very good
daughter of Champion
This Snow is Royal.
This Babe Is Royal is a beautiful race
winner with earnings of $1,006. She is
the dam of 6 foals (all by Rare News), including:
This News is Royal, si 109
(by Rare News), winner, 4 times 2nd, once 3rd, $15,481, last raced 2013.
Prince, si 88 (by Rare News), winner at 3, 2012, $5,253,
last raced 2012.
This Babe is News, in barrel
training in Canada; Snow News, a
2-year-old of 2013, and This
Babe is First, a yearling of 2013.
responder's 2nd dam,
Dashing Proposal, si 92 (by First Down Dash), placed
at 2. She earned $3,146. She's a half sister to Valid Proposal,
si 102 ($131,104, Superior Race Horse, 2nd Kansas Futurity-G1,
etc.). Dashing Proposal is the dam of 4 foals,
just one to race:
HIS third dam,
Proposed Toast, si 95 (by Raise Your Glass TB), is a 4-time race
winner at 2 and 3 with earnings of $52,851. She ran 3rd in the Blue
Ribbon Futurity-G2. Proposed Toast is the dam of 3
race winners, 4 ROM:
Valid Proposal, si 102 (by
On A High), 4 wins at 2, $131,104, Superior Race Horse,
2nd Kansas Futurity-G1, Finalist Rainbow Derby-G1,
Sun Country Futurity-G1, QHBC Juvenile Classic-G1.
Toasting The Heavens, si 92 (by
Pie In The Sky), winner at 2 and 3, $11,551, dam of 13 foals, 9
to race, 6 winners, 7 ROM:
Toasting The Chick, si 108
(by Chicks Beduino), 5 wins, 3 to 6, $29,092, 2nd Turf Paradise
Quarter Horse Championship;
Chivato Toast, si 104 (by
Dash To Chivato), 9 wins, 2 to 6, $24,981, Northwest Hi-Point
Aged Mare, 3rd
Northwest Futurity (last raced 2009);
Heza Rare Toast, si 97 (by
Rare Form), 2 wins at 3, $13,438, 2nd QHBC Sunbelt Juvenile H.,
Finalist Kansas Jackpot Derby-RG3;
Glitter Galore, si 90 (by On A
High), 3 wins, 3 to 5, $18,328, dam of 3 to race, 2 winners, 3
ROM, including: RUNNINGTOFAST, si 94 (by Crimewave),
winner at 2 and 3, $29,622, Manitoba Speed Horse Derby, 2nd
Prairie Gold Futurity-RG3, Manitoba Speed Horse
Futurity, Finalist Canadian Quarter horse Cup Futurity-RG2;
Glittering Blue, si 100 (by Jess Louisiana Blue), 2 wins
at 3, placed at 4, 2012, $19,461, 3rd AQHA Gold Classic Bonus
Challenge, last raced 2012; Toasting The Heavens is also dam of
Heavens Special Toast, si 97 (by
Special Leader), winner at 2, $15,070 (last raced in 2010).
Cash Proposal, si 101 (by Dash For
Cash), 4 wins at 3 and 4, $16,429, Superior Race Horse, Finalist
West Texasa Derby-G2, West Texas Maturity-G2.
Dashing Proposal, si 92 (by First
Down Dash), see above.
Patterned Crystal, si 92 (by First
Down Dash), placed at 2.
Proposed Form (by Rare Form),
unplaced in one start. Dam of
Philosophy, si 96 (by Dashin Is Easy), 2 wins at 4, $15,638,
Finalist Texas Championship Challenge-G1. Last
Nonchalant (by Chicks Beduino), winner at 3, $3,532.
dam, The Lady Bug (by Paul H. TB), was dam of
14 foals, 12 to race, 8 winners, 8 ROM. The Lady Bug
is a daughter of the legendary mare Hall of Fame mare (and
Dam of Distinction)
With two lines of
First Down Dash, a cross to
Trippy Dip TB through the great
Chicks Beduino in her pedigree,
along with FL Lady Bug on her tail female line, The First Responder has a lot of bluehen
mare power in his genetic makeup.
responder (we call him
"Charlie") is a nice, very
friendly, energetic colt. "Charlie" is bold and independent,
very athletic. He is correct, has a lot of muscle and very good
bone. Like his siblings before him, The First Responder is very smart and
just full of it! He will be a runner!
6-22-13. A deposit has been paid on Charlie, and after he is
weaned, he is going to a big ranch in British Columbia.
Congratulations to his buyer!
Rare News, si 92, by All-Time Leading Sire First Down
of Shiney Miles, si 94 (by Magical Mile TB).
Rare News is a horse with
lots of body,
beauty and intelligence. This powerful, thick-boned horse
was a multiple graded stakes performer at Los Alamitos. He had two wins
and was three times 2nd. Rare News was a finalist in the Kindergarten Futurity-G1 (placed 5th), Governor's Cup Futurity-G1, and MBNA America California Challenge
Championship-G2. Rare News was also a finalist in the PCQHRA Handicap and the San Diego Handicap. He earned $43,758 on the track. Rare News defeated the likes of many
racing greats, such as 2005 Champion Aged Mare Mini Rock,
si 102 ($439,979)!
WITH JUST 32 FOALS to go to the track, Rare News is the sire of
19 ROM, 9 winners (with 26 wins), 8 stakes-finalists (including 1 graded stakes finalist), 1 THREE-TIME STAKES
WINNER, and 1 twice stakes-placed horse. He is the sire of
Little Love Affair,
2009 Horse of the Year at
North Dakota Horse Park, the
2009 North Dakota
2-Year-Old Racing Champion, the
2010 North Dakota 3-Year-Old
Racing Champion, and Just A Rumor,
2010 Northwest Region High
Point Champion Aged Mare!
Several of his get are talented barrel
horses. Trainers really like them, owners with one Rare
News foal want another.
has a wonderful, kind
disposition. He is a beautiful stallion, calm and easy to handle. He
has a very good mind. His conformation is practically flawless. He is an
exceptionally handsome individual with excellent bone, strong feet,
and a lot of muscle and body. Rare News's pedigree rivals that of
any of the top speed-bred stallions today. His is a strong
foundation pedigree of champion sires and stakes producers.
has all that it takes to sire
beautiful, correct, good-minded, fast foals.
He is a stallion of substance and rare quality.
Circle D Horses for breeding information.