Perrys Double Down Charges Home In Grade 1 Texas Classic Derby
Perrys Down Double (#7), under jockey Francisco Calderon, splashes home in the $393,210 Texas Classic Derby(G1) Saturday night at Lone Star Park.

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Perrys Double Down Charges Home In Grade 1 Texas Classic Derby

GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—NOVEMBER 28, 2020—Perrys Double Down, under jockey Francisco Calderon, scored his biggest career win Saturday night when he defeated Kj Mucho Macho Man in the Grade 1 $393,210 Texas Classic Derby at Lone Star Park.

Racing for owner Stinebaugh Equine Enterprises, LLC and conditioned by longtime trainer John Stinebaugh, Perrys Double Down completed the 440 yards in :21.478, equaling a 98 speed index on the sloppy (sealed) racetrack.

"In the trial he (Perrys Double Down) got antsy, false broke and hit his knee, today I was just trying to keep him steady," Calderon said after the race. "We left there and 100 yards before the wire I knew we had it."

James Stinebaugh (John's brother) paid $45,000 for the son of former leading sire Mr Jess Perry at the 2018 Heritage Place Yearling Sale in Oklahoma City. He has compiled a (12) 3-2-5 record and the $174,979 winners' purse pushes his career earnings total to $248.2534.

The winning connections of Perrys Double Down accept the Texas Classic Derby stakes trophy Saturday night at Lone Star Park. © Dustin Orona Photography
Bred by Bob and Jerry Gaston, from the Fishers Dash mare Double Down Darling, Perrys Double Down was a finalist in the Rainbow QH Derby(G1) and the All American Invitational Stakes at Ruidoso Downs over the summer.

Stinebaugh won the 2010 Grade 1 All American Derby and grade 1 Rainbow Derby with Double Down Special, a half-brother to the dam of Perrys Double Down. Bob and Jerry Gaston were also the breeders of the son of The Down Side who earned $1,211,934.

Runner-up Kj Mucho Macho Man earned $86,506 for owner-breeders John and Kathy Lee and Ruben Mares. Westley Giles conditions the Apollitical Jess colt out of Rainbow Futurity(G1) winner Wild Six by Tres Seis. A finalist in the Rainbow QH Derby(G1) and All American Derby(G1) over the summer, Kj Mucho Macho Man has earned $273,705 in 16 starts.

TYKHE Racing LLC's A Valiant Zoomer finished a neck back to earn $43,253 for third. Alonso Neri trains the Valiant Hero filly out of Signs Zoomer by Shazoom. Jockey Victor Urieta, Jr. rode The Mixer Ranch Oklahoma-bred earner of $69,567.

Wow What A Dynasty, Silk And Stilettos, Jess U R Blue, Jess Sumokin Hot, Avyator, Kj Frankie B and Kiss My Astica completed the field.

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