WEST POINT, UT—AUGUST 12, 2012—First I Am, a son of champion and All American Futurity winner Eyesa Special out of First Down Dash's full sister, got his first stakes winner on Sunday when Signature Rocket won the Oneida County Fairboard Futurity. The 8-year-old gray horse stands at South Fork Farms, near West Point, Utah.
Gary Chambers saddled Signature Rocket to victory in the $34,400 Oneida County Fairboard Futurity for owner's Larry and Joyce Mower. Bernard Dinneen bred Signature Rocket in Utah from the Vital Sign mare Sheza Signature.
From a limited number of four starts in two crops of racing age, First I Am is the sire of earners of more than $18,500 including the aforementioned Signature Rocket ($15,905, 2 wins at 2, 2012) and Hp Aceman SI 92.
Bred in Oklahoma by Weetona Stanley, First I Am was unplaced in two starts to 3. His sire Eyesa Special was the AQHA Racing Champion 2-Year-Old in 2000, winning six of 10 starts and earning $1,394,911. Among his wins were the All American Futurity(G1) and Texas Classic Futurity(G1). In the stallion barn he has sired $4.5 million in earners, 29 stakes horses including Eyesa Jumpn ($460,270), Eyesa Shaker ($256,473), etc.
First I Am is out of former Broodmare of the Year First Prize Dash, a full sister to all-time leading sire First Down Dash. She is the dam of 23 ROM including grade 1 winners First Prize Leesa ($488,270), First Carolina ($415,407), First Prize Robin ($244,929)and Fast First Prize ($244,929); grade 1 placed First Prize Perry ($243,946); grade 2 winner and a 2012 leading sire of money earners Heza Fast Dash ($136,123); stakes-placed First Prize Paris ($92,910), First Prize Timber ($56,108) and First Prize Stone ($22,388).
For additional information contact Ricardo Castillo at South Fork Farms, 801.774.8811.