Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Jiffy James, a registered New Mexico-bred gelding by Jesse James Jr owned by Stanley Watkins, won a PCQHRA Breeders’ Futurity (G2) trial at Los Alamitos last Saturday, and he is the third-fastest qualifier to the $435,000 final on October 5.
Trained by Charles Treece and ridden by Cesar DeAlba, Jiffy James went 350 yards in :17.493 while defeating sixth-fastest qualifier My Lady Jessie by a half of a length in the first of 11 trials. The gelding has won two of five starts and has earned $7,055, all while racing in California.
Jiffy James was bred by Phil Chess. The gelding’s dam, Ms Klee, won three graded stakes in New Mexico from 2005-08, including the ‘06 West Texas Derby (G2) at Sunland Park.
Jiffy James’ second dam, the 17-year-old Sixarun mare Jakes Jockmo, won the 440-yard, $264,577 Texas Classic Derby (G1) at Lone Star Park in 1999.
The complete list of qualifiers for the PCQHRA Breeders’ Futurity -- Viva Mi Corazon (:17.333), Stel Hawk (:17.487), Jiffy James (:17.493), Fashion Foose (:17.505), Dynasty Of Habits (:17.573), My Lady Jessie (:17.583), She Forgives (:17.603), More Than Wild (:17.611), Smithy (:17.621), and Kokomo Beach (:17.622).