Stacked Deck, the speedy son of Claiborne sire First Samurai, picked up the third graded stakes win of his career with a victory in the Kennedy Road Stakes (G2) at Woodbine Nov. 25. It was the second time in as many years the 5-year-old sprinter has won this six furlong event, and puts him in a strong position to repeat as Canada’s champion male sprinter.
Trainer Barb Minshall said, “I think he’s the fastest horse on the grounds sprinting and he proved it today.” The final time of 1:08.19 was just 0.03 off the track record. Stacked Deck became only the second horse to win the Kennedy Road Stakes twice since its inception in 1989.
Bred and raced by Bruce Lunsford, Stacked Deck is out of the Smart Strike mare, Bel Air Beauty. He now has 9 career wins and earnings of $611,199.
Stacked Deck became the 2nd graded stakes winner in the past 3 weeks for his sire, First Samurai, as 2yo filly Miss Sky Warrior captured the G3 Tempted Stakes going a mile at Aqueduct Nov. 5.