Friday, December 03, 2021

Radio Days simply ran away from her rivals in an $82,000 Aqueduct allowance race on Thursday, Dec. 2, romping home an impressive 8 ½-length winner for owner Allen Stable and trainer Claude McGaughey III to remain undefeated in her first two career outings. The facile victory earned the 2-year-old daughter of leading Freshman Sire Gun Runner TDN Rising Star status.

Ridden by Dylan Davis, Radio Days raced in fourth position early in the seven-furlong test. She gained four-wide around the turn, took over command when roused at the quarter-pole, and drew away in the stretch under light encouragement to score as much the best.

A winner in the slop in her Belmont Park maiden special weight debut on Oct. 31, Radio Days is out of the unraced Sky Mesa mare Remembered. Bred and sold by Hinkle Farms, Radio Days is a Kentucky-bred half-sister to multiple Grade 1 winner Bowie’s Hero and was a $750,000 Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduate in 2020 where she was purchased by Robbie Medina, agent.

Gun Runner, the No. 1 Freshman Sire of 2021 with progeny earnings of more than $3.8 million and 22 winners overall, is also the sire of a crop-best six black-type winners, four Graded stakes winners, and a pair of Grade 1 winners topped by undefeated Echo Zulu, winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1), the Frizette S. (G1), and the Spinaway S. (G1). Last weekend, Gun Runner set a new record for progeny earnings for a first-crop sire when he surpassed Uncle Mo’s previous record of $3,717,490 set in 2015.