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Twenty Registered New Mexico-Breds Entered in All American Futurity Trials
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A total of 20 registered New Mexico-bred 2-year-olds has been entered in this weekend’s 440-yard All American Futurity (G1) trials at Ruidoso Downs.

Fourteen All American Futurity trials will be contested on both Friday and Saturday. The five fastest qualifiers from each day will make the cut for the September 4, $3-million final.

Run every year since 1959, the All American Futurity is Quarter Horse racing’s richest and most prestigious race.

Let’s take a closer look at these New Mexico-bred 2-year-olds, starting with Friday’s entries.

JESSE LANE (first race;, owner MJ Farms;, trainer Jimmy Padgett): A homebred full brother to graded stakes winner and a half to champion Alice K White, Jesse Lane is coming off of a second-place finish, three-quarters of a length behind winner Bigg Daddy, in the 400-yard, $371,000 Zia Futurity (RG1) for New Mexico-breds on July 30. The gelding has earned $69,572 from four outs, all at Ruidoso Downs.

HEZ JESS FLASHY (first race;, owners Bobby Simmons and Debra S. Laney;, trainer Trey Wood): Hez Jess Flashy is a full brother to 2013 All American Futurity winner and AQHA champion 2-year-old Handsome Jack Flash. A maiden, he has earned $252 from two starts.

DAN THE FLASHMAN (third race; owner Victor Diaz; trainer Juan M. Gonzalez): Dan The Flashman will be stretching out in distance off of his eighth-place finish, two lengths behind winner Nolans Theory, in the 400-yard, $50,000 By By JJ Stakes (R) on July 29. A $43,000 buy at last year’s Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale, the gelding has won one of four starts and has earned $4,238. He is a half brother to Zia Futurity (RG1) winner Gonna Cha Cha.

WILD DADDY JACK (fourth race; owner Jack Manning; trainer John M. Cooper): Wild Daddy Jack is a half brother to Wild Six, the winner of the 2007 Rainbow Futurity (G1) and West Texas Futurity (G1), and a finalist in that season’s All American Futurity. The gelding has earned $1,820 from four starts, all in New Mexico.

AMSTERDAMS BIG DADDY (fourth race; owner By By JJ LLC; trainer Juan M. Gonzalez): A $30,000 yearling buy at last year’s New Mexico-Bred Sale, Amsterdams Big Daddy is the first starter from the winning and stakes-placed Tres Seis mare Amsterdam. The gelding has earned $6,036 from four outs.

ZOOM LONDON ZOOM (fifth race; owner Valle Guadiana Corporation; trainer Juan M. Gonzalez): Zoom London Zoom has banked $1,040 from three races. The gelding is coming off of a fourth-place finish in a 400-yard Zia Futurity trial on July 15.

EYESA FLASH TOO (seventh race; owners Isaac Abila, Luis Carmona, and Dan Carrasco; trainer Wes Giles): Eyesa Flash Too is out of Eyesa Specially Rare, an unraced daughter of champion Eyesa Special and a half sister to All American Derby (G1) winner Too Flash For You. The gray gelding is winless in two outs.

MOUNTAIN OF CORONA (12th race; owner Ezra Lee; trainer Wes Giles): A homebred son of Dmnv Mountable, this gelding has earned $1,775 from two outs, both at Ruidoso Downs. He made his debut with a second-place finish in a 350-yard Ruidoso Futurity (G1) trial on May 27.

HY HO HARVEY (13th race; owners Mark and Annette McCloy; trainer Trey Wood): Hy Ho Harvey has won two of four starts and has banked $44,802, and his resume includes a third-place finish, 1 3/4 lengths behind Bigg Daddy, in the Zia Futurity. A full brother to Zia Derby (RG2) winner Percyjones, the sorrel gelding was a $37,000 yearling buy at last year’s New Mexico-Bred Sale.

CLASSEE (14th race; owner Jacob J. Simmons III; trainer Cynthia Gonzalez): An earner of $5,240 from two starts, both at Ruidoso, this gray filly is out of Heritage Place Futurity (G1) winner A Chick Of Class, and she is a half sister to Grade 1 winner First In Class DBS. She was an $18,000 purchase at last year’s Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale.

Here’s a closer look at Saturday’s New Mexico-bred All American Futurity trial entries:

HE BE FLASHY (fourth race; owners Jack Manning, Beth Cobb, and Diane Norwood; trainer John M. Cooper): A $60,000 yearling buy at last year’s New Mexico-Bred Sale, He Be Flashy is out of the stakes winning Corona Caliente mare Seven Coronas, and he is a full brother to New Mexico Cup Derby (RG2) runner-up Dark Moonflash. The gelding made his debut with a sixth-place finish in a Zia Futurity trial.

A PASSION FOR FLASHN (fourth race; owner RC Racing LLC; trainer Martin Orona Sr.): This colt is coming off of a seventh-place finish as the fastest qualifier in the Zia Futurity. A $6,500 yearling buy at last year’s New Mexico-Bred Sale, A Passion For Flashn has won two of six races and has banked $48,612, and his resume includes a fourth-place finish, 1 1/4 lengths behind winner Daddys Blushing, in the 350-yard, $393,000 Mountain Top Futurity (RG3) at Ruidoso on June 17.

NUMBER ONE EPISODE (fifth race; owners Philip and Deborah Troost; trainer Henry Dominguez): A $17,000 purchase at last year’s Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale, this gelding has made three starts, all at Ruidoso. His dam, the Walk Thru Fire mare Episode Of Fire, qualified to the 2010 All American Futurity and is a half sister to two-time Grade 1 winner Heza Bold Man.

FLASHNINTHEFASTLANE (fifth race; owners Jimmy Negrete, Diana Negrete, and Angela D. Vasquez; trainer Clinton Crawford): This homebred gray filly made her debut with a wire-to-wire, 1 1/4-length victory in a 250-yard maiden-special-weight dash at Remington Park on April 1. Flashninthefastlane has earned $10,270 from three races.

BIGG DADDY (seventh race; owner Too For Two; trainer Wes Giles): A $25,000 buy at last year’s Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale, Bigg Daddy is out of 2009 AQHA champion 3-year-old filly Alice K White and is a half brother to 2015 AQHA champion sophomore filly Astica. The sorrel gelding brings a two-race win streak into the trials that includes a three-quarter length victory as the 9-5 favorite in the Zia Futurity.

BELLADONA NUEVE (10th race; owner Valle Guadiana Corporation; trainer Juan M. Gonzalez): A daughter of the Tres Seis stallion Tres Seis Nueve, Belladona Nueve is out of the winning and graded stakes placed Corona Cartel mare Fredona. She has made two starts, both at Ruidoso.

HEZA SPECIAL EFFORT (10th race; owner Lazy Cane Quarter Horses; trainer Chris Zamora): This homebred colt made his last start in a 400-yard Rainbow Futurity (G1) trial on July 8. Heza Special Effort is out of Special Gigolette, a winning daughter of Strawfly Special. He has earned $4,363 from three outs, and his resume includes a one-length victory as the 5-2 favorite in a 300-yard, maiden $10,000 claiming dash on June 17.

SIXIMOONS (10th race; owner Jerry Bailey and Tres Mesa Horses; trainer Wes Giles): A gelded son of champion First Moonflash, Sixmoons will be stretching out in distance off of his third-place finish, a half of a length behind winner Nolans Theory, in the 400-yard By By JJ Stakes (R). Siximoons was a $10,000 buy at last year’s Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale, and he is out of the stakes-placed Jumpn mare Stevie Six.

THE FLASH FORCE (13th race; owner Jack Manning; trainer John M. Cooper): This First Moonflash gelding has banked $3,280 from three starts, and he broke his maiden with a half-length victory in a Mountain Top Futurity trial on June 2. The Flash Force sold for $25,000 at last year’s Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale, and he is out of the winning and multiple graded stakes placed Chicks A Blazin mare Blazin Force.

BIG DADDYS WINNER (14th race; owner Ezra Lee; trainer Wes Giles): A homebred daughter of Big Daddy Cartel, this filly will be making her first start since June 11, when she ran seventh, 2 3/4 lengths behind dead-heat winners Uptown Dynasty and Eagle Jazz, in the 350-yard, $800,000 Ruidoso Futurity. Big Daddys Winner has earned $41,760 from four races.

In The News

Sunday, October 29, 2017
Jockeys Ry Eikleberry and Roimes Chirinos each rode the winners of two races during Sunday’s $2-million New Mexico Cup Day program at Zia Park.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
A total of 131 New Mexico-bred Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses has been entered in Sunday’s New Mexico Cup races at Zia Park. Purses for the 12 races -- eight for Thoroughbreds and four for Quarter Horses -- will exceed $2 million, once again making New Mexico Cup day the richest state- or province-bred day of racing in North America.
Monday, October 23, 2017
The New Mexico Racing Commission held its monthly meeting at its headquarters in Albuquerque on Thursday, October 12.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Horsemen are reminded that nominations close on November 1 for five 2018 stakes at The Downs at Albuquerque.




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