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Stakes Winner Diane To Be A Hero Retired to Stud at Spring Hill Farms

Stakes winner Diane To Be A Hero will enter stud in 2023 at Spring Hill Farms in Kaplan, Louisiana.

Spring Hill Farms

KAPLAN, LA–OCTOBER 24, 2022–Diane To Be A Hero, a stakes winning son of champion sire Valiant Hero, has been retired and will take up stud duty for the 2023 breeding season at Spring Hill Farms in Kaplan.

His fee has been set at $1,250 but breeders can take advantage of early booking special of $750 if paid by February 3.

"Diane To Be A Hero is a sensational stallion prospect for Louisiana breeders," David Dunn owner of Spring Hill Farm said. "He's beautifully bred and very impressive physically. From the immediate family of  Freighttrain B he will be a great economical choice for breeders."

Daine To Be A Hero, under jockey Raul Ramirez, Jr., winning the 2022 $55,000 Sam Houston Stakes at Sam Houston Race Park. © Coady Photography

Bred by Eddie Crammer, Tom and Bill Maher and raced by Rogelio Marquez, Jr., Diane To Be A Hero won or placed in 11 of 16 career starts and earned $151,344. He won the Sam Houston Stakes, was second in the Evangeline Downs Derby, Heritage Place Juvenile and Delta Dash Stakes.

Diane To Be A Hero was also a finalist in the Dash for Cash Derby(G2), Sam Houston Classic S.(G2), Firecracker Derby(G3), and Develop A Plan S.(G3).

His sire Valiant Hero SI 105 won the Texas Classic Futurity(G1 and earned $668,633. From 12 crops to race he has sired 454 winners, 57 stakes winners, 3 champions and earners of more than $28.3 million.

Valiant Hero's top performers include Feature Hero SI 99 (champion twice, $1,418,960, All American Derby-G1, etc.), Ima Fearless Hero SI 92 (champion, $1,062,435, Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity-G1, etc.), Sass Me Blue SI 94 (champion, $296,378, Mildred N. Vessels Memorial H.-G1, etc.), Houdini SI 105 ($1,223,198, Rainbow Derby-G1, etc.), First Valiant    Sign SI 99 ($1,053,844, Ruidoso Futurity-G1, etc.), Sam Crow SI 103 ($1,012,935, Mr. Jet Moore S. [R]-G2, etc.), etc.

Diane To Be A Hero's dam, Diane To Paint, is an unraced sister to RG3 winner and world champion sire Freighttrain B. She is the dam of 100% winners from 2 starters, 1 blacktype including Diane To Be Hero SI 98 (stakes winner, above), etc.

The second dam is the Grade 3 winning Mr Eye Opener mare Dianetogetcha SI 108 ($63,373), a half-sister to stakes winner Dianetobewitcha SI 103 ($180,272), etc.

Dianetogetcha is the dam of 10 winners, 4 black type including stakes winner and All American Futurity(G1) sire Freighttrain B SI 115 ($421,761), stakes winner Coronas Concierge SI 96 ($56,744), stakes-placed Essohess SI 99 ($64,082), stakes-placed Meet Me Out Back SI 95 ($29,509 at 2, 2022), etc.

Dianetogetcha is also the granddam of stakes winner Corona Relentless SI 97 ($73,261 to 4, 2022), stakes-placed Relentless Concierge SI 90 ($18,869) and stakes-placed Dasintogetcha SI 92, etc.

For additional breeding contracts or information contact David Dunn at (817) 807-3154.


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