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NM-Bred Mad About The Moon Qualifies to $2.6-Million All American Futurity
RSS Feeds Saturday, August 16, 2014

Mad About The Moon, a registered New Mexico-bred gelding by First Moonflash racing for David G. Valdez, will make his next start in the September 1, $2.6-million All American Futurity (G1) at Ruidoso Downs.

Racing in the seventh of 14 trials on Friday, Mad About The Moon ran second, a nose behind Bodacious Eagle. The gelding, who covered his 440-yard trip in :21.442, was ridden by Sergio Becerra Jr. for trainer Gene Burden, and he posted the seventh-fastest qualifying time.

Mad About The Moon was acquired by Valdez from breeders Hughes Donaldson Horse Company for $5,000 at last year’s New Mexico-Bred Yearling Sale at Ruidoso Downs. He has earned $6,748 from three starts, all at the current Ruidoso meet.

Fastest qualifier Exquisite Stride won the second trial on Friday. Ridden by Jimmy Brooks for owner D & S Racing LLC and trainer Eddie Willis, the California-bred Carters Cartel colt defeated Jessbye Marcy by 1 1/4 lengths in :21.313 while scoring his second victory in as many starts.

Exquisite Stride was a $20,000 buy at last year’s Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale.

The complete list of qualifiers for the All American Futurity, Quarter Horse racing’s richest and most prestigious race for 2-year-olds, appears below:

Horse(Sex, Pedigree)

Owner

Breeder (State)

Trainer

Time

EXQUISITE STRIDE
C, Carters Cartel-Tinys Lil Jess by Mr Jess Perry

D&S Racing LLC

John Andreini (CA)

Eddie Willis

:21.313

THUNDERBALL B
G, FDD Dynasty-Hollywood A List by Heza Fast Man

Patrick D. Guthrie, Billy G. Smith, Paul Blanchard, and Fred Grooms

Bielau Oaks (OK)

Michael Joiner

:21.336

IM A FANCY PYC
C, PYC Paint Your Wagon-First Prize Fancy by Mr Jess Perry

Dustin Cox

Weetona Stanley and William G. Smith (OK)

Paul Jones

:21.337

APOLLITICAL BLOOD
C, Apollitical Jess-Brazilian Dasher by Fishers Dash

Rancho El Cabresto Inc.

Bruce & Jill Thompson (CA)

Juan Aleman

:21.388

THIS FIRE IS COLD
F, Walk Thru Fire-This Snow Is Cold by This Snow Is Royal

Armando Luis Moya

Los Ladrilleros Horse Racing Co.(TX)

Umberto Belloc

:21.431

BODACIOUS EAGLE
G, One Famous Eagle-Bodacious Dream by Corona Cartel

Johnny Trotter

La Feliz Montana Ranch LLC (CA)

Blane Wood

:21.436

MAD ABOUT THE MOON
G, First Moonflash-Streaking Power by I Be Streakin

David G. Valdez

Hughes Donaldson Horse Company(NM)

Gene L. Burden

:21.442

SAM CROW
G, Valiant Hero-Bourbonstreetchick by Chicks Beduino

Terry Baber

Paris Wixon (OK)

Blane Wood

:21.487

JM MIRACLE
G, Volcom-Lethal Delight by Dean Miracle

J&M Racing and Farm

P.K. Thomas (OK)

Umberto Belloc

:21.497

TEMPTING DESTINY
G, Tempting Dash-Dashingfordestiny by Mr Jess Perry

Mark J. Allen, Leonard P. Blach, Henry Southway, and Linda Joiner

Kirk M. Goodfellow(TX)

Michael Joiner

:21.529


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