Big Sugarush, an Oklahoma-bred gelding by Oklahoma stallion Kipling, scored a sweet victory on Saturday night at Prairie Meadows with a 9-1 upset in the $80,255 Iowa Stallion Stakes for 3-year-old offspring of eligible stallions. The gelding drew clear to win the one-mile and 70-yard event by 4 ¼ lengths with David Mello riding for trainer Timothy Martin and owner Big Sugar Racing.
Bred by Harmony Stables LLC and Center Hills Farm, Big Sugarush has now won four of his six career starts. He broke his maiden at Will Rogers and then added claiming victories at Will Rogers and Prairie Meadows before winning his stakes debut. The gelding has earned $59,782 in his career.
Big Sugarush is one of 10 stakes winners sired by Kipling, whose progeny earnings are now approaching $10 million. Kipling is the sire of $3.3-million earner Kip Deville, the all-time leading Oklahoma-bred earner and winner of the 2007 Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1). Kipling stands at Mighty Acres, a division of Center Hills Farm, in Pryor, Oklahoma.