• FLUFFY SOCKS 2nd in the Matriarch G1
    12/04/2023

    Multiple Graded stakes winner and millionaire, FLUFFY SOCKS is a homebred and a family favorite for Sol Kumin and  Head of the Plains. She is trained by Chad Brown.  This spring she won the G2 Churchill Distaff Mile Stakes and was 2nd in  Ballston Spa G2 missing by a head. thn 3rd in  the Athenia Stake at Belmont at the Big A. Sent to the west coast for the Matriarch G1, she was nipped by her stablemate for the win but still added G1 black type.

    Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
    22 5 9 3 $1,152,580
     
  • FLUFFY SOCKS by SLUMBER (GB) adds black-type in the Athena
    10/28/2023

    Multiple Graded stakes winner and millionaire, FLUFFY SOCKS is a homebred and a family favorite for Sol Kumin and  Head of the Plains. She is trained by Chad Brown.  This spring she won the G2 Churchill Distaff Mile Stakes and was 2nd in  Ballston Spa G2 missing by a head. Today in the Athenia Stake at Belmont at the Big A, she rallied from far off the pace to be 3rd and add more black-type to her pedigree page.

    Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
    21 5 8 3 $1,092,580
     
  • WHAT'S UP SWEETS by SLUMBER(GB) wins her 6th
    09/17/2023

    WHAT'S UP SWEETS has been a popular claim as she is so consistent. Today she won for Karl Broberg and  End Zone Athletics racing a mile at Remington Park. She has also won racing a mile and 70 at the Fair Grounds for Joe Sharp, where she wired the field for an easy 5 3/4 length victory.  Racing a mile on the dirt at Horseshoe Indianapolis, she waited and then blew her field away winning by 10 1/4 under a hand ride. She did the same at  Belterra Park winning this time as she pleased by over 5 lengths. 

    Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
    21 6 4 5 $84,409
  • Stallion Spotlight Presented By New York Thoroughbred Breeders Inc.: ‘Turf Monster’ Slumber Making Good First Impressions In Empire State
    09/13/2023

    In this edition, Erin Robinson of Rockridge Stud discusses Slumber, a Grade 1 winner who moved to New York for the 2021 breeding season, making his first New York-sired foals yearlings of 2023.

  • FLUFFY SOCKS by SLUMBER (GB) 2nd by a head in the G2 Ballston Spa
    08/25/2023

    Multiple Graded stakes winner and millionaire, FLUFFY SOCKS is a homebred and a family favorite for Sol Kumin and  Head of the Plains. She is trained by Chad Brown.  The Diana G1 did not quite work out as hoped but in the start before that this spring she won the G2 Churchill Distaff Mile Stakes. In the Ballston Spa G2, she settled off the pace and then angled out to close with a flourish and just missed by a head

    Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
    20 5 8 2 $1,074,580
  • 2 Saratoga stakes placings - including a G1 steeplechase for SLUMBER(GB)
    08/24/2023

    Last year in his graded stakes debut, SY DOG secured his third win in as many starts in the G3 Transylvania Stakes at Keeneland. Upping it a notch into the G2 American Turf Stakes on Derby Day, he was closing fast, but had to settle for 3rd. Third most recently at Colonial Downs in allowance company, the distance specialist had to settle for the place in the listed John's Call at Saratoga.  SY DOG is a homebred for Head of Plains Partners & Madaket Stables and is trained by H. Graham Motion. Lifetime Earnings: $531,050.

    Over fences in the G1 Johnathan Sheppard, JIMMY P had to settle for 2nd. He had won his last start. He is trained by Keri Brion
    for owner  Madaket Stables LLC and Molly and Paul Willis. Breeder: Head of Plains Partners & Madaket Stables

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  • Kumin Hoping for Success With Homebred Fluffy Socks in G1 Diana
    07/15/2023

    NYRA Press Office

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.— Owner Sol Kumin of Head of Plains Partners is hoping to win the Grade 1, $500,000 Diana for the third time with homebred Fluffy Socks, who is one of four entrants for trainer Chad Brown in the nine-furlong Mellon turf test.

  • MARVELOUS MAUDE
    05/30/2023
  • MARVELOUS MAUDE by SLUMBER(GB) wins the Mount Vernon
    05/30/2023

    MOUNT VERNON S., $125,000, Belmont, 5-29, (S), 4yo/up, f/m, 1mT, 1:34.08, fm.
    1--MARVELOUS MAUDE, 120, m, 5, Slumber (GB)--Wait Your    Turn, by Warrior's Reward. 1ST BLACK TYPE WIN.
    O-Michael    Dubb, The Elkstone Group, LLC (Stuart Grant) and Michael J.    Caruso; B-Beechwood Bruckner LLC (NY); T-Chad C. Brown;     Lifetime Record: 12-5-3-2, $374,500.

  • FLUFFY SOCKS
    05/07/2023
  • Kumin's FLUFFY SOCKS by SLUMBER(GB) Takes Churchill Distaff Turf Mile
    05/07/2023

    Owner/breeder Sol Kumin has enjoyed success buying into percentages of some top horses over the years—including Triple Crown winner Justify  —but his Head of Plains Partners picked up a grade 2 win May 6 at Churchill Downs with Fluffy Socks , who couldn't be more thoroughly Kumin's own.

  • Slumber - Fluffy Socks and Sy Dog
    04/29/2023

    READ BLOODHORSE ARTICLE discussing SLUMBER(GB) and others bred by Sol Kumin

  • WHAT'S UP SWEETS by SLUMBER (GB) wins her 5th
    02/21/2023

    WHAT'S UP SWEETS is now owned and trained by Joe Sharp.  Racing a mile and 70 at the Fair Grounds, she wired the field for an easy 5 3/4 length victory. . Recently racing a mile on the dirt at Horseshoe Indianapolis, she waited and then blew her field away winning by 10 1/4 under a hand ride. She did the same at  Belterra Park winning this time as she pleased by over 5 lengths. 

  • WHAT'S UP SWEETS by SLUMBER (GB) wins her 4th
    11/02/2022

    WHAT'S UP SWEETS is owned and trained by Raymond J. Paquette, III, and was bred by Circle Bar H LLC in Oklahoma. Racing  1 1/16 at Horseshoe Indianapolis, she tracked the pace and then cleared to win by 4 lengths. Recently racing a mile on the dirt also at Horseshoe Indianapolis, she waited and then blew her field away winning by 10 1/4 under a hand ride. She did the same at  Belterra Park winning this time as she pleased by over 5 lengths. 

  • JIMMY P by SLUMBER(GB) graduates a 2nd time - over hurdles
    10/03/2022

    JIMMY P broke his maiden the first time at Tampa Bay last year. He had a 3rd at Laurel and switched to jumps this summer at Colonial Downs. He broke his maiden over hurdles at Foxfield, closing from off the pace and clearing his field. He raced 2 1/8 mils. JIMMY P is owned by Madaket Stables LLC and Molly and Paul Willis. He is trained by Keri Brion. Breeder of record: Head of Plains Partners & Madaket Stables

  • MARVELOUS MAUDE by SLUMBER(GB) 2nd in the John Hettinger
    10/01/2022

    MARVELOUS MAUDE, only off the board once in her 10 race career, closed fast to gain her first black type racing 2nd in the John Hettinger Stakes at 1 1/8 on the turf at Belmont at the Big A. 
     Lifetime Record: 10-4-3-2, $293,750. O-Michael J. Dubb, The Elkstone Group, LLC & Michael J. Caruso; B-Beechwood Bruckner LLC (NY); T-Chad Brown

  • FLUFFY SOCKS by SLUMBER(GB) 2nd in the Ballston Spa G2
    08/28/2022

    Multiple Graded stakes winner FLUFFY SOCKS overcome a difficult start which left her last in the field to close well for a 2nd in the G2 Ballston Spa S. on Travers day.  Earlier this year she had a 2nd in the Matchmaker S (G3), a 3rd in the Modesty Stakes (Gr. 3) and was on the board in the Eatontown Stakes (G3).  FLUFFY SOCKS is a homebred for Head of the Plains and is trained by Chad Brown

    Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
    16 4 7 2 $669,680
     
  • MARVELOUS MAUDE by SLUMBER(GB) takes Saratoga Allowance
    07/31/2022

    Courtesy of the TDN
    MARVELOUS MAUDE, never off the board in her career, cleared her second-level New York-bred allowance condition last out at Belmont June 23 and handled her first foray into open company with aplomb Saturday. Backed as the 7-5 chalk for high-profile connections, the dark bay hugged the fence early while off the pace. She switched out and was given her cue into the second bend, came wider still into the lane and could not be contained from there as she bested fellow Empire-bred Finest Work (Outwork) by a length. The winner is out of a half-sister to MGSW Fear the Cowboy (Cowboy Cal). She has a 2-year-old halfsister by Freud and a foal full sister. Her dam was bred back to Slumber for 2023. Lifetime Record: 8-4-2-2, $250,750. O-Michael J. Dubb, The Elkstone Group, LLC & Michael J. Caruso; B-Beechwood Bruckner LLC (NY); T-Chad Brown. 

  • WHAT'S UP SWEETS by SLUMBER(GB) wins her second in a row
    07/27/2022

    WHAT'S UP SWEETS is owned and trained by Raymond J. Paquette, III, and was bred by Circle Bar H LLC in Oklahoma. Last out racing a mile on the dirt and Horseshoe Indianapolis, she waited and then blew her field away winning by 10 1/4 under a hand ride. She did the same at  Belterra Park winning this time as she pleased by over 5 lengths. 

  • FLUFFY SOCKS by SLUMBER(GB) 2nd in the Matchmaker G2
    07/24/2022

    Multiple Graded stakes winner FLUFFY SOCKS had a 3rd in the Modesty Stakes (Gr. 3) and was on the board in the Eatontown Stakes (G3) earlir this year. Today she was hung wide but got the place position in the  Matchmaker Stakes (Gr. 3) at Monmouth. She is a homebred for Head of the Plains and is trained by Chad Brown.

    Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
    15 4 6 2 $589,680
     
  • WHO'S BIG DADDY by SLUMBER (GB) breaks his maiden at Prairie Meadows
    07/17/2022

    Going 6 furlongs at Prairie Meadows, WHO'S BIG DADDY raced in last then made a rail bid and got the maiden win. He is trained by Timothy E. Martin for owner/breeder Circle Bar H LLC. 

    Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
    11 1 1 6 $44,107
  • MARVELOUS MAUDE by SLUMBER (GB) wina a 2X Allowance at Belmont
    06/24/2022

    MARVELOUS MAUDE has made the best of her 7 starts with 100% on-the-board finishes. Racing 1 1/8th in a 2X AOC,  she overcame getting clipped from behind by an over-eager horse, raced just off the pace and cleared for the win by 3 1/2 lengths. She is trained by Chad Brown for  Michael Dubb,The Elkstone Group, LLC (Stuart Grant) and Michael Caruso

    Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
    7 3 2 2 $187,500
     
  • BREXTON by SLUMBER(GB) wins at Canterbury
    05/26/2022

    BREXTON got win #2 sprinting 5 1/2 at Canterbury Park.  He wait and then cleared the field 5 wide to win by 1/2 a lenght. He is trained by  Bennie L. Woolley, Jr.for owner: David Dayon
    Breeders: Mr. & Mrs. Donnie R. Hubbard & Mr. & Mrs. Steve Bodkin

  • WHAT'S UP SWEETS by SLUMBER(GB) dominates at a mile - winning by 10+
    05/24/2022

    WHAT'S UP SWEETS is owned and trained by Raymond J. Paquette, III and was bred by Circle Bar H LLC in Oklahoma. Racing a mile on the dirt and Horseshoe Indianapolis, she waited and then blew her field away winning by 10 1/4 under a hand ride.

  • SY DOG by SLUMBER(GB) 3rd in the American turf G2
    05/08/2022

    In his graded stakes debut, SY DOG secured his third win in as many starts in the G3 Transylvania Stakes at Keeneland. Upping it a notch into the G2 American Turf Stakes on Derby Day, he was closing fast, but had to settle for 3rd. SY DOG is a homebred for Head of Plains Partners & Madaket Stablesand is trained by H. Graham Motion.

    Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
    4 3 0 1 $396,900
     
  • FLUFFY SOCKS by SLUMBER (GB) starts 2022
    04/15/2022

    Graded stakes winner FLUFFY SOCKS got her 2022 campaign off to a good start with a willing 2nd in a salty 4 X allowance race at  1 1/6 on the Keeneland turf. She is a homebred for Head of the Plains and is trained by Chad Brown.

    Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
    12 4 4 2 $494,180
     
  • SLEEPY N JOYFUL by SLUMBER (GB) wins her 3rd
    03/03/2022

    SLEEPY N JOYFUL had to work for it but she dueled to her third win racing a mile at Penn National. She is trained by Mark V. Salvaggio
    for owner Jeffrey W. Parthemore. She was bred in KY by Calumet Farm.

  • FLUFFY SOCKS third in the G1 American Oaks
    12/27/2021
    • ‘Off Turf’ American Oaks Retains Grade 1 Status; AGS Committee Alters Grading Schedule for 2022

    A winner last out of the G2 Sands Point S at Belmont, FLUFFY SOCKS shipped west to start in the American Oaks G1 on opening day at Santa Anita. The race was originally scheduled for the turf and when run on the dirt it was downgraded from a G1 to a G2. Still, nothing to sneeze at. She trailed initially and then split horses to get up for 3rd and add more black type to her resume.  

    Bred in Kentucky by owner Head of Plains Racing, Fluffy Socks is by Slumber (GB) out of the Kitten's Joy mare Breakfast Time. With her win in the G2 Sands Point, the 3-year-old filly has one win in five starts in 2021, for a lifetime record of 11-4-3-2and career earnings of $466,880.



  • 11/29/2021
  • SY DOG by SLUMBER Gets First Stakes Win In Central Park At Aqueduct
    11/29/2021

    The stakes action at Aqueduct Racetrack in Ozone Park, N.Y., on Saturday got off to a thrilling start as second-time starter Sy Dog came out on top over longshot Ohtwoohthreefive in a desperate finish in the $100,000 Central Park for 2-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles on the outer turf course.

  • 2 yo SY DOG graduates MSW at Belmont 1st out
    10/25/2021

    Courtesy of the TDN
    3rd-Belmont, $90,000, Msw, 10-24, 2yo, 7fT, 1:22.19, fm, 4 lengths.
    SY DOG (c, 2, Slumber {GB}--My Love Venezuela, by Scat Daddy) gave his sire a third winner in the space of the last eight days with a promising debut tally at Belmont. Sy Dog settled last but one before improving one spot nearing the turn. The homebred traveled full of run for Jose Ortiz into the final three furlongs, was angled out into about the five path off the final corner and stormed down the center of the track to graduate by four good-looking lengths at an overlaid 38-5.

    Slumber's daughter Fluffy Socks won the GII Sands Point S. Oct. 16, while Marvelous Maude won a state-bred allowance Oct. 21.
    Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $49,500.
    . O-Head of Plains Partners LLC
     B-Head of Plains Partners & Madaket Stables (KY)
     T-H Graham Motion



  • 10/24/2021
  • MARVELOUS MAUDE by SLUMBER (GB) wins 1x allow
    10/22/2021

    Maybe they gave SLUMBER (GB) the wrong name.  His progeny are AWAKE!

    Courtesy of the TDN
    9th-Belmont, $80,000, (S), Alw, 10-21, (NW1$X), 3yo/up, f/m, 1 1/16mT, 1:41.22, fm, 1 length.
    MARVELOUS MAUDE (f, 3, Slumber {GB}--Wait Your Turn, by Warrior's Reward) closed to be third after a troubled beginning debuting over a mile on this turf June 11 and graduated in a washed-off Saratoga state-bred maiden heat Aug. 19 before just missing when second by a head back here on the lawn Sept. 26. Away as a 3-2 chalk in this spot, the dark bay settled in seventh at the hedge behind fractions of :24.79 and :48.22, closed in on the leaders starting around the eighth pole and edged past Home for Christmas (Shanghai Bobby) in the final sixteenth for a one-length success.

    The winner's dam has an unraced 2-year-old Freud filly named Jet Set Juliet and a yearling filly by the same sire. She returned to the winner's sire this spring.
    Lifetime Record: 4-2-1-1, $115,750.
    O-Michael Dubb, The Elkstone Group, LLC (Stuart Grant) & Michael J. Caruso;
    B-Beechwood Bruckner LLC (NY0
    T-Chad C. Brown.

  • FLUFFY SOCKS
    10/16/2021
  • BREXTON by SLUMBER (GB) graduates at Remington Park
    09/30/2021

    Racing 6 1/2  furlongs at Remington Park, BREXTON broke his maiden for Danny R. Caldwell and trainer Oscar Flores. He wired the field for the win. BREXTON was claimed out of the race and we wish his new connections great luck with him.
     

  • WHAT'S UP SWEETS by SLUMBER graduates in her 3rd start
    09/08/2021

    On the board at Oaklawn in her first start, WHAT'S UP SWEETS  graduated racing 7 1/2 furlongs on the turf at Indiana Grand. She came 6 wide and then 4 wide to gain the lead and win by 3 1/2. WHAT'S UP SWEETS  is trained by  Brad H. Cox for owner Madaket Stables LLC Owner Link
    and was bred by Circle Bar H LLC.

  • FLUFFY SOCKS by SLUMBER rallies for 3rd in the G1 Del Mar Oaks
    08/22/2021

    Graded SW of the Jimmy Durante Stakes (Gr. 3). FLUFFY SOCKS raced in 7th initially and then bid 4 wide to get up for 3rd in the G1 Del Mar Oaks. She is trained by Chad Brown owner/breeder Breeder Head Of Plains Partners Owner Link.

    Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
    9 3 3 1 $320,880
     
  • MARVELOUS MAUDE by SLUMBER (GB) graduates MSW at Saratoga
    08/20/2021

    Making her second start, MARVELOUS MAUDE overcame all sorts of trouble to finally come up the rail to break her maiden in her 2nd start. Her expected  1 1/16 turf race switched to 1 1/8 on the dirt due to torrential rain. MARVELOUS MAUDE is owned by Michael Dubb and The Elkstone Group and trained by Chad Brown.

  • FLUFFY SOCKS by SLUMBER 2nd in the Lake George G3
    07/24/2021

    GSW FLUFFY SOCKS was gaining on the winner in the Lake George G3, but had to settle for 2nd
    Owner: Head of Plains Partners LLC Owner Link  Breeder: Head Of Plains PartnersFluffy Socks, second in the Memories of Silver Stakes in April at Aqueduct Racetrack before a fifth-place effort in the Wonder Again, rallied from last-of-9 at the three-quarters mark to earn runner-up status for the second time in three starts, edging Tobys Heart by a neck.

    "Going into this race, I thought these four horses were even," admitted Brown. "I couldn't have picked between them"

     

  • GSW FLUFFY SOCKS by SLUMBER (GB) adds black-type
    04/19/2021

    FLUFFY SOCKS won both the G3 Jimmy Durante Stakes (Gr. 3) and the Selima S at 2. She started her 2021 campaign in the Memories Of Silver Stakes at Aqueduct. The 3 year old filly made a determined rally from off the pace and just missed the win by a head. She is a homebred for Head Of Plains Partners and is trained by Chad Brown,

    Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
    6 3 2 0 $246,880
     
  • JIMMY P by SLUMBER(GB) graduates long on the grass at Tampa
    01/02/2021

    Racing 1 1/18 on the turf at Tampa, JIMMY P advanced from the outside to clear the field and break his maiden. He is a homebred for Owner LinkHead of Plains Partners & Madaket Stables and is trained by Trainer: H. Graham Motion.