Champion Producer Little Surfer Dies
Little Surfer, shown winning the 2009 Hialeah Derby, died August 13.

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Champion Producer Little Surfer Dies

WAYNE, OK—AUGUST 17, 2020—Champion producer Little Surfer died August 13, 2020, from the complications of melanomas, reported Royal Vista Southwest on its social media platforms.

The 2006 mare was owned by Keith Nellesen’s McColee Land and Livestock, and was bred by Lucas Racing Inc. She was a daughter of First Down Dash and out of the Runaway Winner mare Runaway Wave, making her a full sibling to world champion Wave Carver and champion Ocean Runaway.

Little Surfer won five of 21 starts and earned $102,749 in her career, including winning the 2009 Hialeah Derby and 2010 Lone Star Park Distaff Challenge.

She is the dam of 25 foals, of which 19 are starters that have earned more than $1.2 million.

First among them is champion Uncle D ($688,365), who is the reigning champion 2-year-old and champion 2-year-old colt. She is also the dam of Call Me Cole ($298,122) and Rip Tide ($123,283).

She was laid to rest at Royal Vista Southwest next to the great barrel racing mare Firewater Fiesta.

Courtesy AQHA Racing