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First-Crop Sire One Valiant Hero Gets First Stakes Winner
First-crop sire One Valiant Hero got his first stakes winner.

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First-Crop Sire One Valiant Hero Gets First Stakes Winner

GUTHRIE, OKóJUNE 28, 2019óMultiple stakes winner and grade 1-placed One Valiant Hero SI 102 got his first stakes winner on Friday when fastest qualifier Centers Valiant Hero led gate-to-wire in the $80,127 Beehive Futurity at Laurel Brown Track in South Jordan, Utah.

Jockey Julian Serrano rode the gelding to his third consecutive win. The talented gelding completed the 350 yards in :17.867 seconds, equaling a 92 speed index into a 20 mph headwind.

Jorge Sanchez-Gonzalez conditions the $17,000 Heritage Place Yearling Sale graduate for owners Mayra Sanchez and Hernando Perez. Bred in Oklahoma by Carlie Rooney, from the Spit Curl Jess mare Centercurlincash, Centers Valiant Hero has compiled a (6) 4-0-1 record and used today's Beehive winner's purse of $32,050 to boost his career mark to $56,840.

Centers Valiant Hero, under jockey Julian Serrano, winning the $80,127 Beehive Futurity at Laurel Brown Track on Friday. © Matape International
From only 14 starters, the son of champion sire Valiant Hero, is the sire of seven winners, 1 stakes winner, 1 grade 1 finalist, earners in excess of $175,000 with average earnings per starter of over $12,000.

One Valiant Hero's top performers include stakes winner Centers Valiant Hero SI 102 (4 wins to 2, $56,840, Beehive Futurity), Silk For My Hero V SI 91 (winner at 2, $32,746, Ruidoso Futurity-G1 finalist), Love Is Everything V SI 87 (winner at 2, $16,598), Valiant Memorie SI 81 (winner at 2, $13,375 , Oklahoma Juvenile Stakes finalist), One Zoomin Hero SI 87 (winner at 2, $10,727, John Deere Ruidoso Juvenile Challenge finalist), etc.

Today's Beehive Futurity stakes purse should propel One Valiant Hero up a couple of notches on the leading first-crop sire's list, from #7, this week.

Owned by Valeriano Racing Stables, One Valiant Hero won or placed 12 times, earning $389,799. He won the Oklahoma Derby, All American Juvenile Invitational, was second in the Ruidoso Derby(G1), Bob Moore Memorial S.(G2), and Black Gold 350 Futurity.

He is out of the multiple stakes producing Feature Mr Jess mare Smiles All Around SI 94, dam of One Valiant Hero (see above) and stakes-placed Governor Pete SI 92 ($25,198). The second dam is a half-sister to All American Futurity(G1) winner Elans Special SI 98 ($1,186,540), stakes winner Reach Together SI 101 ($193,261), Grade 3 winner Special Elan SI 98 ($100,831), etc. This is the family of Grade 2 winner One Special Shade SI 107 ($368,927), stakes winner Shades Of Buck SI 92 ($73,560), etc.

The second dam is Kindergarten Futurity winner and champion producer Dash Again SI 93, a Dash For Cash mare from the champion Jet Deck mare Elan Again SI 102 ($199,544).

Other outstanding runners from this family include three-time champion Catchemeinyourdreams SI 106 ($1,040,929), Ruidoso Futurity(G1) winner All About Ease SI 98 ($309,503), Rainbow Futurity(G1) winner Zoomin With Ease SI 103 ($388,299), grade 1 winner Executive Brass ($382,107), to name only a few.

One Valiant Hero stood for a fee of $2,000 in 2019 at Lazy E Ranch in Guthrie, Oklahoma. For additional information or breeding contracts call Butch Wise or Matt Witman at 405-282-3437.