Who Took the Money put in a powerful late rally in the final eighth of a mile to capture the EVD Classic Stakes by a half-length at Evangeline Downs on Saturday, 7 May.
The victory improved the four-year-old Street Boss gelding’s record to seven wins in 11 starts, with two third-place finishes. It was also the third Stakes win for Who Took the Money, adding to early wins in the Crescent City Derby and Louisiana Champions Day Turf Stakes.
Allowed to settle near the rear of the nine-horse field early by jockey DeShawn Parker, Who Took the Money continued to be unhurried while racing well off the pace into the backstretch. The chestnut gelding began to pick up the tempo along the outside racing into the far turn before swinging six-wide into the upper stretch for a clear final charge. Who Took the Money put in a furious rally down the center of the course, just getting up in time to beat Highland Creek by a half-length.
Bred in Louisiana by his owner Allied Racing Stable LLC, Who Took the Money is one of three winners out of Speights’ Colony, by Speightstown. The gelding hails from the female family of multiple Stakes winner Ms. Aerosmith and Graded Stakes winner Illiquidity.
Street Boss is the sire of 61 Stakes winners worldwide. He currently is among the Leading Australian sires of three-year-olds this year, led by the outstanding four-time G1 winner and future Darley stallion, Anamoe. In addition to Who Took the Money, Street Boss is also represented this year by North American Stakes winners Ellamira, winner of the Campanile Stakes at Golden Gate Fields and Lady Edith, winner of the Wishing Well Stakes at Turfway Park.
Street Boss is standing the 2022 breeding season at Jonabell Farm in Kentucky for $15,000, stands and nurses.