Big Sugar High, an Oklahoma-bred son of Oklahoma stallion Kipling, closed with a rush to capture Sunday’s $84,955 Iowa Stallion Stakes at Prairie Meadows. The 3-year-old gelding prevailed by a neck with Jake Barton riding for trainer Timothy Martin. Big Sugar High clocked one mile and 70 yards in 1:44.81.
Bred by Center Hill Farms and owned by Big Sugar Racing, Big Sugar High improved his record to 11-2-1-2 with earnings of $83,957. He broke his maiden last year at Prairie Meadows and then finished third in the Oklahoma Classics Juvenile Stakes at Remington Park.
The victory capped a big weekend for stallion Kipling, a son of Gulch who stands at Mighty Acres in Pryor, Oklahoma. The sire of all-time leading Oklahoma-bred earner Kip Deville ($3,325,489) was represented by Kipling’s King, a $37,000 allowance race winner at Arlington Park on July 4, and Kipling’s Joy, who finished second in the $75,000 Pasaena Stakes on July 5 at Gulfstream Park. All told, Kipling has sired the earners of more than $11.2 million.
Big Sugar High sold for $5,000 at the Carter Sales Co.’s OKC Summer Yearling Sale in 2012 from the consignment of Mighty Acres, agent.