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Prominent Broodmare First Down Energy Euthanized
Grade 1 producer First Down Energy was euthanized due to complications from old age on Thursday.

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Prominent Broodmare First Down Energy Euthanized

WEIMER, TXMAY 14, 2021Bielau Oaks announced today their Grade 1 producer First Down Energy, dam of Grade 1 winner and producer Terrific Energy, was euthanized Thursday (May 13) due to complications from old age. She was 22.

"She has been a blessing and she will be sorely missed by all who touched her, including all of us here at Bielau Oaks," farm owner Monica Williams said late Thursday. "My father purchased her before his death and she was part of the family," Williams added.

A sister to champion Tiny First Effort and Grade 1 winner Tiny First Down, First Down Energy was entered the 2000 Ruidoso Select Sale as a yearling, She was expected to top the sale, like her two sisters had done previously, but came down with colic while in Ruidoso and was withdrawn.

The daughter of leading sire First Down Dash, from the champion producing Special Effort mare Tinys Effort, was rushed back to Texas where she underwent surgery, having most of her colin removed. Due to the surgery she never raced and entered the broodmare band as an embryo-transfer mare only.

James Pruitt and Michael Pohl purchased First Down Energy from her breeder Henry Brown in 2003. Bielau Oaks purchased her in 2007.

Never carrying a baby, First Down Energy produced 30 foals, 20 to race, 15 ROM and 4 black type.

Terrific Energy set a new stakes record while winning the 2009 Grade 1 Mildred N Vessels Memorial Hadicap.
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In her third-crop she produced a Mr Jess Perry filly, Terrific Energy, purchased by Parsons Family Trust in the 2006 Los Alamitos Equine Sale. Terrific Energy ($174,393) won six races, including the Grade 1 Mildred N Vessels Memorial Handicap and Grade 1 Charger Bar Handicap.

Terrific Energy has become a prolific producer for the Parsons with five stakes winners including Charger Handicap winner Thermonuclear Energy ($420,132), Governors Cup Derby(RG2) winner Terrific Synergy ($307,026), California Breeders' Freshman Stakes winner Dynasty Energy ($283,564), La Primera Del Ano Derby(G3) winner Terrific First Down ($141,826) and Terrific Handicap winner Designs By Dynasty ($57,773), etc.

First Down Energy is also the dam of Sam Houston Derby Challenge winner Tejas Energy B who set a 300 yard track record at Sam Houston Race Park in :15.006 seconds, Northlands Futurity runner-up Miss Energy P and Texas Juvenile Challenge(G3) runner-up West Texas Energy.

She is the granddam of AQHA Racing Distance Champion Coronas Boy ($553,426) and RG2-placed Favorite Eagle ($72,769), etc.

This is the immediate family of stakes horses Lynnder 16 ($688,568), Dash Of Perry ($382,39), Fire Fortune ($366,198), Exquisite Stride ($301,806), First Of 15 ($200,483), Red Storm Cat ($225,439), Tiny Dash Of Cash ($211,118), Rattle N Battle ($148,037), Apollitical Man ($143,409), Crash Thru Traffic ($140,595), Eagle Span ($191,378), etc.

First Down Energy has a yearling daughter by Mr Jess Perry, Exogenic Energy, the only sister to Grade 1 winner First Down Energy and two 2021 colts by the first-crop graded stakes winner Eagle Deluxe.

First Down Energy was buried at Bielau Oaks near Jet Along Jamie, the dam of All American Futurity(G1) winner Teller Cartel.