Vote No First Winner for Dual Grade 1 Winner Divisidero

Vote No became the first winner for Airdrie Stud’s first-crop sire Divisidero when the gelding won his debut in a $29,900 maiden race at Presque Isle Downs Aug. 23.

Antonio Gallardo was aboard the juvenile, who pressed the early pace before taking the lead in midstretch and driving clear for a 1 1/2-length victory. He covered 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:04.41 on Presque Isle’s synthetic Tapeta track and returned $7.80 to win.

Vote No, bred in Kentucky by Mr. and Mrs. A. John Price out of the More Than Ready mare Sistas Ready, was a $50,000 purchase by owner Joseph Morey from the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s June Sale of 2-year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age from the De Meric Sales consignment. Billy Morey trains.

Divisidero, an 11-year-old son of Kitten’s Joy, was a back-to-back winner of the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (G1T) at Churchill Downs in 2016-17. He retired in 2019 with seven wins from 29 starts and earnings of more than $1.6 million. He entered stud in 2020 and stood the 2023 season for an advertised fee of $5,000.

Besides Vote No, Abrumar, another son of Divisidero, has shown promise this year at age 2, running third in a maiden special weight race at Woodbine on turf in his lone outing.