Maryquitecontrary 2nd in Gr. I, $600,000 Madison Stakes at Keeneland
Sunday, April 9, 2023
Dr. Rod Lundock has bred many winners during his decades in the business in Marion County, including such as Didn't Take It ($312,794) and Rage of Aquarius ($211,844), but he has currently hit the jackpot with a 4-year-old filly by First Dude.
What makes the daughter of Double Diamond's premier stallion special for the Ocala veterinarian is that he also owns Maryquitecontrary, who ran the race of her short career yesterday, finishing second behind Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint winner Goodnight Olive in the Gr. I Madison Stakes at Keeneland.
Maryquitecontrary came into the race riding a five-race winning streak with Luca Panici, who made the trip to Lexington from South Florida for the $600,000 test at seven furlongs. Panici had his filly running fourth down the backstretch, swung her out to the four path for the stretch drive, and made up three lengths late only to run out of ground while finishing a length behind Goodnight Olive, who was clocked in 1:23.12 while winning her seventh in a row and paying just $2.74 to win.
Maryquitecontrary earned a runner-up check of $100,000, raising her total to $438,580 on a record of 6-2-0 in eight starts. She moved up to seventh place on First Dude's list of leading money-winners, and sent the son of Stephen Got Even past the $24 million mark in career progeny earnings.
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