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2010 All American Futurity Preview
This information on the 2010 All American Futurity finalists was collected and written by The American Quarter Horse Journal staff.

2010 All American Futurity Preview

JLS MR BIGTIME
Sorrel gelding, Bigtime Favorite-Psalmist by Osceola Warrior

Breeder/Owner: JLS-Speed Horse Ranch (LA)
Trainer: Darrel Soileau
Qualifying Jockey: Jacky Martin
Career Record: 6-4-1-0 $93,329
Qualifying time: :21.220 (Trial 13)

Fastest qualifier Jls Mr Bigtime under jockey Jacky Martin.
Photo by AQHJ
RACE RECORD

JLS Mr Bigtime broke his maiden at first asking in a trial for the Mardi Gras Futurity (R) but did not make the finals. He won again in a May 21 allowance, then won his Lee Berwick Memorial Louisiana-Bred Futurity (RG1) trial. He returned in the final to run second, a neck back, to MCM Dashmaster.

A $50,000 late supplement, JLS Mr Bigtime won his All American trial and become the fastest qualifier by defeating Episode Of Fire by 1 1/2 lengths.

CONNECTIONS

A family operation, JLS-Speed Horse Ranch of Opelousas, Louisiana, is presided over by John L. Soileau Sr. and his wife Bernadine. The Soileaus ( their last name is pronounced "swallow") have four children, including sons Darrel, Glen and John Jr. and daughter Stephanie.

Darrel and wife Connie have kids Lauren, Bridgett, Jamie and Trevor John. Glen, who has daughter Brooke and son Jordy, manages the weanlings. John L. Soileau Jr. assists with training and managing the family business; he and wife Belinda have four kids, Thad, Lexie, Tanner and Kaylie. Stephanie has two children, Dino and Alyssa.

"Heís just fast," Belinda says of JLS Mr Bigtime. "He had five outs prior to (the All American trial), had some bad luck and still overcame. Itís just been a dream of the boys to get their daddy back to the All American with one of their homegrown horses. They had a meeting and said itís all or nothing. They waited, watched the horse and took a shot."

Soileau Sr. took Royal Bushwhacker to the 1990 All American, where he ran second to Refrigerator in the elimination trials and eventually won the consolation.

"We were really, really happy," John Jr. says. "Weíve been trying this for so long and know how hard it is. We had a meeting, said letís go all in and have fun. No regrets. We figured we might not have another one for awhile.

"Itís especially rewarding since we raised him," John Jr. adds. "The folks here in Louisiana are close-knit, and everybodyís loving it."

Darrel Soileau has trained 206 winners from 1,340 starters with earnings of more than $2 million.

"(JLS Mr Bigtime) came off the race well," John Jr. notes. "Heís loving the climate. Heís loving the cool air and has put on a lot of weight."

No jockey is more experienced with winning the All American Futurity than Jacky Martin, who started JLS Mr Bigtime and told the Soileaus he thought the horse had a great deal of potential. The 55-year-old, who returned to the races in June off a four-year layoff, has won the All American seven times, the first time in 1978 with Moon Lark and most recently in 2000 with Eyesa Special. The champion jockey has ridden the earners of more than $41.9 million. In July, he rode Hes Too Icy For Me to win the Rainbow Futurity (G1) and he rode three of the qualifiers to the All American.

PEDIGREE

Chad Hart and Bobby Mosley Jr.'s Bigtime Favorite is an 8-year-old Chicks Beduino son standing at Hart Farms in Kaplan, Louisiana. The stakes winner and Grade 1-placed runner earned $324,020 on the track before retiring to stud. JLS Mr Bigtime is from the stallion's first crop. From 48 starters he has gotten 15 winners with earnings of more than $496,000, including stakes winners Jess Big Time and Bigtime Cat.

Psalmist won three of 13 outs, earned $53,795 and was a multiple stakes finalist. JLS Mr Bigtime is her first foal. Out of the First Down Dash mare First Down Story, Psalmist is a half sister to stakes-placed runner Perry Story (by Mr Jess Perry, $51,048).

CUZ IBA OKEY

Black gelding, Okey Dokey Dale-RG Special by Special Depth

Owner: Wesley Lindsey
Breeder: Risha Lindsey (OK)
Trainer : Luis Villafranco
Qualifying Jockey: Jacky Martin
Qualifying Time::21.405 (Trial 12)
Record: 6-3-1-1 $25,588

Cuz Iba Okey riddin to the second fastest time by Jacky Martin.
Photo by Ruidoso Downs
RACE RECORD

In his first out, Cuz Iba Okey was second in the Bugs Alive In 75 Handicap (R). He moved to Ruidoso and broke his maiden in his fourth start, winning a 350-yard test by 1 1/4 lengths. He returned with a winning effort to qualify to the John Deere Ruidoso Juvenile Challenge (G3), but scratched. He won his All American Futurity trial by a nose over Make Me Fly.

CONNECTIONS

Cuz Iba Okey races for husband and wife Wesley and Risha Lindsey of Wynnewood, Oklahoma. They raised him out of their mare RG Special, which they acquired as a yearling. Always involved in horses, RG Special was their introduction to racing through a free breeding to the Paint Treasured Too, which resulted in stakes winner and stakes-producer G K Special Treasure (PT). Risha, a registered nurse, and Wesley have four broodmares, including RG Specialís half sister by Fishin Kisses, Showum Some Kisses. They have two horses in race training and two youngsters out of RG Special.

"We just had a plan all along (for Cuz Iba Okey), stuck to it and everything worked out," Wesley said.

Luis Villafranco has won 712 of 5,246 races and trained horses earning more than $8.6 million. The Oklahoma-based trainer saddled Miss Blue Chew to win the 2007 Remington Park Futurity (G1), Shawnes Easy Bug to win the 1994 Oklahoma Futurity (G1), Darkelly to win the 1996 Blue Ribbon Futurity (G1), Furtreeous in the 2007 Speedhorse Gold & Silver Cup Futurity (RG1) and, earlier this year, Adios My Amigos to win the Sooner State Stakes (RG1). Heritage Place Derby (G2) winner Cuz Eye Said, a half sibling to Cuz Iba Okey, was the first horse he trained for the Lindseys.

No jockey is more experienced with winning the All American Futurity than Jacky Martin. The 55-year-old, who returned to the races in June off a four-year layoff, has won the All American seven times, the first time in 1978 with Moon Lark and most recently in 2000 with Eyesa Special. The champion jockey has ridden the earners of more than $41.9 million. In July, he rode Hes Too Icy For Me to win the Rainbow Futurity (G1) and he rode three of the qualifiers to the All American.

PEDIGREE Sire Okey Dokey Dale is a 14-year-old son of First Down Dash who won six of 20 starts and earned $250,567 in two years of racing, including the Ruidoso Derby (G2). The stallion has from eight crops sired the earners of more than $9.8 million, including Grade 1 winner Sassys Tuffy and Grade 1 winner and All American Futurity finalist Okey Dokey Fantasy. The stallion, owned by Howard Moore, stands at Belle Mere Farm in Norman, Oklahoma.

Dam RG Special made one start on the track before retiring to the broodmare band. From five starters, she has gotten three stakes winners in addition to the stakes-placed Cuz Iba Okey. Her foals include Firstdown Goal To Go (by Dashing Cleat, $118,766), Cuz Eye Said (by Mr Eye Opener, $254,880) and Thats The Way I Roll (by Sweet First Down, $73,223).

DOMINYUN
Sorrel colt, Mr Jess Perry-Runaway Dee Dee by Runaway Winner Breeder/Owner: Bobby Cox (TX)
Trainer: John Buchanan
Jockey: Russel Hadley
Record: 3-2-0-0 $5,594
Qualifying time: :21.408 (Trial 17)

Dominyun, under jockey Russel Hadley, winning the 17th trial.
Photo by AQHJ
RACE RECORD

Dominyun broke his maiden in his second start, a trial for the John Deere Ruidoso Juvenile Challenge (G3). Scratched from the final, he won his All American trial by a length and was the third-fastest qualifier.

CONNECTIONS

Bobby Cox is a 30-year breeder and was the sport's champion owner in 2004.

Since 1979, John Buchanan trainees have earned more than $12.4 million, including 1987 All American winner Elans Special. Other Grade 1 winners include Zoomin With Ease, Dont Let Down, Pivotal Decision, Jess Genuine, Seals, Run And Pray and Better Than Never.

Jockey Russel Hadley is married to John Buchanan's daughter and assistant trainer, Amanda Buchanan-Hadley, and comes from a long line of horsemen, the son of Shaun and Anita Hadley. He began riding in 2002, and won his first Grade 1 in 2006 with First Carolina in the Heritage Place Futurity. He also won the Rainbow Futurity (G1) last year with Zoomin With Ease. He has ridden the earners of more than $5.1 million. Russel rides with the initials "ST" on the side of his helmet to honor his friend, the late and respected jockey Sam Thompson, who introduced to him to his future wife during the races at Lone Star.

PEDIGREE

The 18-year-old stallion Mr Jess Perry has four of the 10 qualifiers in this year's edition of the All American. The syndicated stallion, who stands at the Four Sixes Ranch in Guthrie, Texas, has from 12 crops sired the earners of more than $31 million, including champions Jess Louisiana Blue, Fredricksburg, Noconi and One Famous Eagle.

Cox bred Runaway Dee Dee out of the Sir Cashanova mare Dashin Dee Dee. The mare was twice stakes-placed and has produced nine winners from 10 starters. They include stakes winners A Down Right Runaway (by First Down Dash, $108,203) and Riddick (by Invisible Injun, $67,598).

MAKE ME FLY
Sorrel gelding, Make It Anywhere-Two Sick To Fly by Strawfly Special

Breeder: Robert and Sandra Brown (IA)
Owner: Ron and Jason Sloan
Trainer: Eddie Willis
Jockey: Jimmy Brooks
Career Record: 5-1-2-0 $11,720
Qualifying time: :21.415 (Trial 12)

Make Me Fly, under jockey Jimmy Brooks, finished second to Cuz Iba Okey.
Photo by AQHJ
RACE RECORD

Make Me Fly broke his maiden in his second out, a 350-yard maiden test at Remington Park. He was second in his Rainbow Futurity (G1) trial, but qualified to the Juvenile in which he finished fifth. He was second in his All American Futurity trial by a nose to second-fastest qualifier Cuz Iba Okey.

CONNECTIONS

Make Me Fly was a $21,000 purchase at the 2009 Heritage Place Yearling Sale.

Since 1977, Eddie Willis has saddled the earners of more than $14.5 million, including Grade 1 winners Ragazzo, Southern Takes All, Outdashing, Streakin Down, Redman Running, A Real Man and Oak Tree Special.

Jimmy Brooks has ridden the winners of 874 of 7,058 races and the earners of more than $6.6 million. His Grade 1 winners include Flying Dino and Chick On The Take, and in July he rode Brimmies Alli Bi B to win the TQHA Sale Futurity (RG1).

PEDIGREE

Make It Anywhere is a First Down Dash stallion who stands at Double S Farm in Texas. The Grade 1 winner earned $411,066 on the track before retiring to stud. He has sired 135 winners from 192 starters and the earners of more than $5.2 million.

Two Sick To Fly is a winning daughter of Strawfly Special, and has produced two winners from three starters. They include full brother and stakes winner Fly Me Anywhere, who has earned $132,340.

MISS RACY JESS
Sorrel filly, Mr Jess Perry-Miss Racy Vike by Racin Free

Breeder: Sunflower Supply Co. (OK)
Owner: Johnny Trotter/Burnett Ranches
Trainer: Blane Wood
Jockey: Ricky Ramirez
Career Record: 3-3-0-0 $8,100
Qualifying time: :21.433 (Trial 3)

Miss Racy Jess, under jockey Ricky Ramirez, winning the third trial.
Photo by AQHJ
RACE RECORD

Undefeated in three starts, Miss Racy Jess posted a 2-length victory in the third trial for the All American. Her first two starts included a half-length romp in a 300-yard maiden on June 10, and then she ran to a 2 1/4-length victory in her Rainbow Futurity trial.

CONNECTIONS

The filly was purchased for $120,000 at the 2009 Heritage Place Yearling Sale. She is co-owned by AQHA Executive Committee member Johnny Trotter and Burnett Ranches.

Blane Wood has trained the earners of more than $9.6 million, including Grade 1 winner and champion Leading Spirit and Haulin Pass.

Since 2003, Ricky Ramirez has ridden 382 winners from 2,322 starters and the earners of $7.3 million, including Grade 1 winner Varsity Girl.

PEDIGREE

The 18-year-old stallion Mr Jess Perry has sired four of the 10 qualifiers in this year's edition of the All American. The syndicated stallion, who stands at the Four Sixes Ranch in Guthrie, Texas, has from 12 crops sired the earners of more than $31 million, including champions Jess Louisiana Blue, Fredricksburg, Noconi and One Famous Eagle.

Dam Miss Racy Vike won 10 of 31 starts and earned $263,661 in her racing career. The 23-year-old mare has produced 15 winners from 20 starters, including stakes winner Miss Racy Eyes (by Mr Eye Opener, $133,195) and stakes-placed runners Sixavike (by Sixarun, $68,439), Vikes Iota (by Mr Eye Opener, $103,709), Elaines Fantasy (by Leaving Memories, $25,704), The Bluetailfly (by Strawfly Special, $82,835), Dashin Belladona (by Fishers Dash, $49,126), First Down Vike (by First Down Dash, $28,720), Racy Belladona (by Fishers Dash, $32,712), and Grade 1 finalist Kiddy Up (by Corona Cartel, $68,065).

EPISODE OF FIRE
Sorrel filly, Walk Thru Fire-Last Episode by Bold Episode

Owner/Breeder: Sandy Erwin (NM)
Trainer: Jose Dominguez
Jockey: David Pinon
Career Record: 3-0-1-0 $840
Qualifying time: 21.442 (Trial 13)

Episode Of Fire, ridden by David Pionon, finished second to fastest qualifier Jls Mr Bigtime.
Photo by AQHJ
RACE RECORD

Episode Of Fire in her first two starts ran eighth and sixth, respectively, in her Ruidoso and Rainbow futurity trials. In her All American trial, she was second, 1 1/2 lengths back, to JLS Mr Bigtime in the 13th trial.

CONNECTIONS

Sandy Erwin of Dallas, Texas, has had three All American finalists, including two second-place finishes -- Shesa First Ratify last year and Eye Opening Episode in 2002.

Since 1976, Jose Dominguez has trained 288 winners from 2,413 starters with earnings of more than $3.9 million. His Grade 1 winners include Royal Down Dash and Classy Shot Glass.

Riding since 2005, when he rode three starters, David Pinon has 45 winners from 615 starters and the earners of $919,182.This year, he rode Easy Dashin Sixes to win the Leo Stakes (G1), Zoomin Away to win the Ruidoso Juvenile Invitational (R) and Bonified Man to win the Red Cell Sam Houston Distance Challenge.

PEDIGREE

The 13-year-old First Down Dash stallion Walk Thru Fire won two of 21 starts and earned $94,280 before retiring to stud. In his first crop, Walk Thru Fire sired Grade 1 winner Gold Nugget Rd and champion Higher Fire. From six crops, he has sired the earners of more than $6.2 million. Walk Thru Fire is owned by a syndicate and stands at Burns Ranch at Menifee, California.

Dam Last Episode is a two-time stakes winner who won six of 13 starts and earned $46,399. From 12 starters she has six winners with earnings of more than $535,000. They include two-time Grade 1 winner Heza Bold Man (by Heza Fast Man, $336,444), All American Futurity finalist Lasting Episode (by First Down Dash, $56,563) and Grade 1 finalist A Special Episode (by Special Effort, $19,712), who produced 2002 All American Futurity runner-up Eye Opening Episode.

PROSPECT TO THE TOP
Bay colt, Coronas Prospect-Cream To The Top by Easily Smashed

Owner: Joel Tavarez
Breeder: Sue May (TX)
Trainer: Ralph Muniz
Jockey: Jacky Martin
Career Record: 2-2-0-0 $6,000
Qualifying time: :21.462 (Trial 16)

Prospect To The Top, under Ralph Muniz, winning trial #16.
Photo by Ruidoso Downs
RACE RECORD

Prospect To The Top won the 16th trial by three-quarters of a length and qualified seventh fastest. The colt won his previous out, a June 27 maiden at 350 yards, by 2 1/4 lengths.

The colt was a $50,000 supplement to the All American trials.

CONNECTIONS

Joel Tavarez is from Odessa, Texas. Tavares, who lays insulation, was interested in getting a yearling racehorse, and while working in Fort Stockton, Texas, his friend Julio Leyva suggested he check the May ranch for good horses. It was there he ended up purchasing the yearling Prospect To The Top.

Tavarez has five partners in the horse, including brother Martin Tavares, brother-in-law Juan Carrillo, cousin Salvador Aranda and friends Carlos Levaro and Brian Mendosa.

Tavarez and his wife, Angelica, have four children, Joel Jr., Leroy, Lionel and Reina.

Tavarez trained the colt and discovered he had talent, so sent him to Ralph Muniz in Ruidoso.

Ralph Muniz began training in 2000, and since then has had 142 winners from 843 starters. His trainees have earned more than $2.3 million and include Grade 1 winners Varsity Girl and Little Bit Of Ah Ha.

No jockey is more experienced with winning the All American Futurity than Jacky Martin. The 55-year-old, who returned to the races in June off a four-year layoff, has won the All American seven times, the first time in 1978 with Moon Lark and most recently in 2000 with Eyesa Special. The champion jockey has ridden the earners of more than $41.9 million. In July, he rode Hes Too Icy For Me to win the Rainbow Futurity (G1) and he rode three of the qualifiers to the All American.

PEDIGREE

Sire Coronas Prospect is a 10-year-old son of Corona Cartel owned by D. and C. McClellan and M. Hobson. He won eight of 20 starts and earned $164,559, and was twice Grade 1-placed. The stallion has from four crops to race sired the earners of more than $630,000, including stakes winners Uncommom Episode and Kiss A Corona. The stallion stands at Maui Farms at Purcell, Oklahoma.

Cream To The Top is a 20-year-old mare by Easily Smashed. The homebred owned by Sue May is three times stakes placed in Grade 3 events, and she ran fourth in the 1994 Rainbow Silver Cup (G1) and was a finalist in the 1993 All American Derby (G1) and Kansas Derby (G1). She has produced three winners from six starters with earnings of $35,240.

DM STREAKN THRU FIRE
Sorrel gelding, Walk Thru Fire-Sashay N Six by Sixarun

Owner: Telling No Lies Partnership
Breeder: Don Moler
Trainer: Mike Joiner
Jockey: G.R. Carter Jr.
Career Record: 4-2-0-2 $9,000
Qualifying time: :21.463 (Trial 14)

Dm Streakin Thru Fire, under jockey G.R. Carter, Jr., gets his second career win the 14th trial.
Photo by AQHJ
RACE RECORD

Eighth-fastest qualifier DM Streakn Thru Fire notched his second career win with a nose victory over fellow qualifier JD Baccarat. In his first two starts, the gelding was third in a maiden and a trial to the West Texas Futurity (G1). He returned on July 24 at Ruidoso to win a maiden by three-quarters of a length.

CONNECTIONS

DM Streakn Thru Fire originally went through the ring at the 2009 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale, bringing a hammer price of $5,000 from J.D. Yates. The gelding is now owned by Telling No Lies Partnership, which consists of Yates, Terry Wootan, Rick Sturdevant and William Reeder. The partnership originally formed as the owners of the Teller Cartel filly Telling No Lies.

"Joe David and Mike Joiner picked the horse out at the sale," Wootan said. "We partnered on him in December. The first work he showed lots of talent, and we had the All American in mind after that first work.

"Heís a big colt, probably 16.1 (hands), he said. "He is a big, tall clumsy-acting horse and had trouble in the gates. I have to give a lot of credit to Mike Joiner. (DM Streakn Thru Fire) couldn't keep his head straight, so he had to stand him in the gates and add a flipping halter to get his head straight. Since then he's been doing real well. He still needs to break a little faster; if he could break faster, he might get a win in the All American, because he has the talent. Heís a big good-looking nice horse. Heís fresh and sound and thatís what it usually takes to win this deal."

The partners are longtime friends, although Sturdevant is new to racing ownership -- this is only the second horse he's owned. The other three partners are All American veterans, having seen the winners' circle in 2006 as partners on Teller Cartel and were partners with third-place finisher Jess Zoomin in 2008. Wootan also bred and co-owns Llano Teller, who won the Remington Park Futurity (G1), was third in the Heritage Place Futurity (G1) and seventh in the Rainbow Futurity (G1) before becoming the 11th fastest qualifier to the All American.

Breeder Don Moler has already had success in the All American -- his homebred DM Shicago, which he owned in partnership with Fredda Draper, won the 2004 edition. Mike Joiner has since 1991 trained the winners of 459 races in 2,732 outs. His trainees have earned more than $13.6 million and he has saddled the likes of champions FDD Dynasty, Brimmerton, First Klas Fred and Alice K White. His Grade 1 winners also include All About Ease, Gone Celebrating, Forgive Him and Kendall Jackson.

Jockey G.R. Carter Jr. has won the All American Futurity twice, most recently with Stolis Winner in 2008. The eight-time champion jockey is the sport's all-time leading money earner with more than $50.5 million in purses.

PEDIGREE

The 13-year-old First Down Dash stallion Walk Thru Fire won two of 21 starts and earned $94,280 before retiring to stud. In his first crop, Walk Thru Fire sired Grade 1 winner Gold Nugget Rd and champion Higher Fire. From six crops, he has sired the earners of more than $6.2 million. Walk Thru Fire is owned by a syndicate and stands at Burns Ranch at Menifee, California.

Sashay N Six won the 2003 Northlands Futurity (G3) and was third in the Texas Classic Derby (G1). She won eight of 15 outs and earned $116,190. From eight starters she has produced two winners, including DM Streakn Thru Fire.

JD BACCARAT
Sorrel colt, Mr Jess Perry-Sizzling Lola by First Down Dash

Breeder: Julianna Hawn Holt
Owner: Crystal Springs Partners
Trainer: Paul Jones
Jockey: Rodrigo Aceves
Career Record: 3-0-1-0 $910
Qualifying time: :21.467 (Trial 14)

Jd Baccarat, under jockey Rodrigo Aceves, finished second in the 14th trial by Dm Streakin Thru Fire.
Photo by AQHJ
RACE RECORD The colt raced in the Ruidoso and Rainbow futurities and was fourth and seventh, respectively. He was second by a nose to DM Streakn Thru Fire in their trial, outnodded at the wire to get the ninth fastest time.

CONNECTIONS The colt was purchased by R.D. Hubbard's Crystal Springs Partners at the 2009 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale. Sold under the name "Sizzlin Sam Swift," the colt brought $120,000.

Paul Jones is the sport's all-time leading trainer by money earned, as his horses have brought in more than $57 million. He has won the All American Futurity (G1) three times, including last year with Runnning Brook Gal. He is an eight-time winner of the AQHA champion trainer award.

Rodrigo Aceves has ridden 1,410 winners from 7,748 starters and the earners of more than $16 million. He has ridden Grade 1 winners First Down Illusion, A Stoli Mate, Startlet Hawk, Willie Works, Hulapai and What A Performance.

PEDIGREE Champion Mr Jess Perry is a perennial leading sire who has four of the 10 qualifiers in this year's All American. The 18-year-old syndicated stallion stands at the Four Sixes Ranch in Guthrie, Texas, has from 12 crops sired the earners of more than $31 million, including champions Jess Louisiana Blue, Fredricksburg, Noconi and One Famous Eagle.

Dam Sizzling Lola is by First Down Dash out of blue hen mare Sizzling Lil. Unraced, JD Baccarat is her first foal and only starter. The mare is a half sister to champion and all-time leading producer Corona Chick (by Chicks Beduino, $591,326) and a full sister to champion Corona Kool (by First Down Dash, $1,296,797).

MR PILOTO
Sorrel colt, Mr Jess Perry-Ms Pilot Point by Splash Bac

Breeder: Ill Take A Twirl LLC (LA)
Owner: Garcia Bloodstock & Racing
Trainer: Felipe Quintero
Jockey: Esgar Ramirez
Career Record: 3-1-0-0 $2,240
Qualifying time: :21.477(Trial 15)

Mr Piloto, under jockey Esgar Ramirez, qualifies in the 15th trial.
Photo by AQHJ
RACE RECORD

Mr Piloto broke his maiden in his third out, winning the 15th trial by a neck. He previously competed in the Ruidoso and Rainbow futurity trials, finishing ninth and fourth, respectively.

CONNECTIONS

The colt was originally purchased at the 2009 Heritage Place Yearling Sale, selling for $81,000 under the name "Maverick Perry" to Ramiro Guajardo Villarreal. Garcia Bloodstock & Racing purchased the colt in January.

Felipe Quintero has trained the winners of 177 of 1,072 races, with earnings of $2.1 million. This year, he trained Governor's Cup Futurity (RG1) winner Hot Hitter.

Esgar Ramirez has ridden the earners of more than $15.1 million, including Grade 1 winners First Klas Fred, Arealstraitheart, Remember Me Rose, High On Cat, Let It Snowman and A Long Goodbye.

PEDIGREE

The 18-year-old stallion Mr Jess Perry has sired four of the 10 qualifiers in this year's edition of the All American. The syndicated stallion, who stands at the Four Sixes in Guthrie, Texas, has from 12 crops sired the earners of more than $31 million, including champions Jess Louisiana Blue, Fredricksburg, Noconi and One Famous Eagle.

The Splash Bac mare Ms Pilot Point was bred by JLS-Speed Horse Ranch, and she won four of 16 outs, including two stakes, and earned $73,706 in her career. Owned by Grant Farms LLC, she has two winners from two starters, including Mr Piloto's full brother Goose Perry, who was the 12th fastest qualifier to the All American. Ms Pilot Point is out of the On A High mare Dancing Tonight, and is a half sister to stakes winner JLS Streak Of Snow and stakes-placed runners Ought To Go Dancing, Dance Thru Traffic, Heza A Fast Dancer and JLS Streak Of Dash.

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