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DALLAS, TX—JANUARY 5, 2020—The Mr Jess Perry and First Down Dash sire lines continue holding the strongest sway among race-bred Quarter Horse stallions entering stud in 2020 with four representatives each among the 10 new comers enrolled as "member stallions" on StallioneSearch.com.
Leading the Mr Jess Perry descendants in the class of 2020 is Bob Moore Farms' champion Flying Cowboy 123, who owns the highest first-year stud fee at $5,500 for 2020. He is a son of 2019 Leading Sire of Money Earners Apollitical Jess (by Mr Jess Perry) who's fee increased to $26,000 for 2020.
Full brothers Call Me Cole ($2,600) and Rip Tide ($2,000) head the contingent of stallions from the First Down Dash sire line for 2020, through their sire Corona Cartel, the #2 all-time leading sire who is a grandson of First Down Dash through his sire Holland Ease.
The other two new comers are the multiple Grade 1 winning Thoroughbred Mitole and champion Tarzanito who traces to former Horse of the Year Favorite Trick (TB) through his sire, 2019's Leading 2-Year-Old Sire of Money Earners Favorite Cartel.
Listed in order of stud fee are the talented group of stallions making their debut in 2020.
FLYING COWBOY 123 $5,500
Apollitical Jess-Hot Cash 123, by Takin On The Cash
Bob Moore Farms • Norman, OK
Flying Cowboy 123 ended his 3-year-old season with a win in the Grade 1 Texas Classic Derby. Last year's champion 2-yaer-old colt was also third in the All American Derby(G1) and a finalist in the Ruidoso QH Derby(G1). He increased his earnings mark to $1,045,811 and should be on track to repeat as the champion male of his age group.
Bred by Carolyn C. Bay, Flying Cowboy 123 is out of the world champion producing Takin On The Cash mare Hot Cash 123, dam of 9 ROM, 7 winners, four black type including world champion Cold Cash 123 SI 106 ($1,409,781, Rainbow Derby-G1, etc.), champion Flying Cowboy 123 SI 101 (see above), Rainbow Juvenile winner Tough Dynasty 123 SI 88 ($54,480 at 2), stakes-placed Lady Eagle 123 SI 93 ($23,000 at 2), etc.
The second dam is the stakes-placed and multiple stakes producing Six Fols mare To Hot To Hug SI 90, a half-sister to stakes winner Fanci Ending 123 SI 104, etc. She is the dam of 11 ROM, 9 winners, six black type including stakes winner Overpowered SI 100 and Hot Hugger SI 94, etc.
MITOLE $4,000 to QH • $25,000 to TB
2015, Eskendereya—Indian Miss, by Indian Charlie
Robicheaux Ranch Inc. (Frozen semen only for QH) • Breaux Bridge, LA • Spendthrift Farm (TB) • Lexington, KY
Texas owner-breeder Bill Heiligbrodt keeps it simple when he's shopping at auction for racehorses. "I like fast horses. I figure if I have a fast horse, I can win a race somewhere," Heiligbrodt said.
Mitole laid a blazing trail through the 2019 racing season with four grade 1 victories won by a combined 8-½ lengths. He broke his maiden by 10 lengths at Oaklawn Park in 2018. Before the end of the year, he had added black-type wins in the Bachelor and Chick Lang stakes last year.
Trainer Steve Asmussen had Mitole in peak form for 2019, which began with a 4-¼ length tune-up win in an Oaklawn allowance optional claiming race and led straight through three consecutive graded stakes victories—the Count Fleet Sprint Handicap (G3), Churchill Downs Stakes Presented by TwinSpires.com, and the Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap (G1). He finished third in the Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (Gi.) then essentially sealed sprint championship honors by taking the Forego Stakes Presented by Encore Boston Harbor (Gi) and the Breeders' Cup Sprint
Mitole is out of Indian Miss, a half-sister to grade 2 winner Live Lively (#280,300). The second dam is the stakes winning Smoke Glacken mare Glacken's Gal ($90,180), a half-sister to stakes winners City Dweller ($144,925) and Banker's Buy ($289,958).
Bred in California by Patricia Visscher, Tarzanito won or placed in 18 of 26 career starts, earning $429,657. He was named the AQHA Racing Champion Aged Stallion in 2018, following a season that included winning the Grade 1 Go Man Go Handicap and placing in the three other Grade 1 races at Los Alamitos Race Course, defeating the likes of AQHA Champions Hold Air Hostage, Zoomin For Spuds, and Heza Dash A Fire.
In addition he won the Sgt. Pepper Feature Handicap and was second in the Golden State Million Futurity(G1) and third in the Vessels Maturity(G1), Robert L. Boniface Los Alamitos Invitational Championship(G1), Spencer Childers California Breeders' Championship(RG1) and Cypress Handicap.
Tarzanito was also a finalist in the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Super Derby, Grade 1 Champion of Champions and Grade 1 Brad McKinzie Winter Championship.
His sire, Grade 1 winner Favorite Cartel SI 105, is currently the #1 Leading Sire of 2-Year-Old Money Earners and stakes winners in 2019. From only five crops to reach racing age the son of Thoroughbred racing's Horse of the Year Favorite Trick (TB) is the sire of 315 winners (63%), 106 stakes horses (21%), earners of more than $14.4 million with average earnings per starter of $28,700.
Favorite Cartel's top performers include Tarzanito SI 102 (champion, see above), Lotta Blues Man SI 94 ($935,399, Golden State Million Futurity-G1, etc.), Powerful Favorite SI 98 (to 3, 2019, $754,876, Los Alamitos Winter Derby-G1, etc.), Little Talks SI 94 ($563,897, Golden State Million Futurity-G1, etc.), Runforyourlife SI 92 (5 wins at 2, 2019 $508,702, Golden State Million Futurity-G1, etc.), Flokie SI 96 (at 2, 2019, $480,900, Ed Burke Million Futurity-G1), Fernweh SI 97 (at 2, 2019, $424,800, Ruidoso Quarter Horse Futurity-G1), Rite Regal SI 97 (to 5, 2019 $415,123, Golden State Derby-G2, etc.) etc.
The second dam is the multiple Grade 1-finalist Streakin Millie SI 96 ($30,805), a Streakin Six sister to stakes winner Dashing Millie SI 92 ($83,702), and stakes-placed The Pharo SI 102 ($26,126). She is the dam of 11 winners including PCQHRA Breeders' Futurity(G1) winner Ancient Ruler SI 95 ($331,265) and the grandam of Grade 2 winner A Faster Streaker SI 105 ($173,522) and stakes winner Ronsepi SI 90 ($72,251), etc.
CALL ME COLE $2,600
Corona Cartel-Little Surfer, by a href='show_stallion.asp?horse=171'>First Down Dash
Burns Ranch • Minifee, CA
Grade 1-placed Call Me Cole SI 93 is a brother to 2019 Rainbow Futurity(G1) winner Uncle D, Owned by Miguel Osorio, Call Me Cole won or placed in eight races and earned $298,122. He was the fastest qualifier to the $1,745,450 Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity in 2017, finishing third in the final.
He was also a finalist to the Golden State Million Futurity(G1), Los Alamitos Super Derby(G1), Kaweah Bar Handicap(G3) and Z Wayne Griffin Directors Invitational-Div. 2.
Call Me Cole's dam is the track record setting Grade 1 winner Little Surfer SI 104 ($102,749) by First Down Dash. She is a sister to eight black type including Ocean Runaway SI 105, Wave Carver SI 104, Wave Her Down SI 95, Trisk SI 102, Aquafina SI 99, Sir Runaway Dash SI 97, Bring The Bling SI 97 and Seaside SI 90.
Little Surfer is the dam of 14 winners, 3 black type, 17 ROM including Rainbow Futurity(G1) winner Uncle D SI 96 (4 wins at 2, 2019 $682,965), stakes winner Rip Tide SI 107 (6 wins to 6, 2019 $123,283), Grade 1-placed Call Me Cole SI 93 (see above), Grade 1 finalist Corona Surfer SI 92 (winner at 2, $37,994), etc.
The second dam, Grade 2-placed Runaway Wave SI 105 ($79,183) by Runaway Winner, is a former Broodmare of the Year. She is a half-sister to four black type including HARBOR BEACH SI 111 ($129,371), First Down N Surfin SI 97 ($290,681), Igofast-TB ($143,043), Capitan Nuevo SI 95 ($56,539) and Curls Girl SI 93 ($54,066). Runaway Wave is the dam of 30 winners, 31 ROM, 13 black type and 2 champions
Rip Tide SI 107, a stakes winning full brother to 2019 Rainbow Futurity(G1) winner Uncle D and Grade 1-placed Call Me Cole, is a son of #2 all-time leading sire Corona Cartel, He won or placed in 16 of 20 career starts and earned $123,283. Rip Tide won the Par-A-Dice Stakes at Delta Downs this year, completing the 330 yards in :16.362 seconds, just missing the track record while equaling a 107 speed index.
Rip Tide was second in the Mr Jess Perry Derby at Ruidoso Downs and the Esplanade Stakes at the Fair Grounds Race Course, and a finalist in the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Super Derby, Grade 1 Vessels Maturity and Z Wayne Griffin Director's Invitational-Div.1.
His sire Corona Cartel SI 107 ($557,142) has sired 177 stakes winners, 9 champions with earnings in excess of $62.3 million dollars.
Rip Tide hails from one of the leading female-sire producing line's in the industry. His dam, the stakes winning and track record setting First Down Dash mare Little Surfer SI 104 ($102,749), is a sister champion Ocean Runaway SI 105, champion Wave Carver SI 104, stakes winners Wave Her Down SI 95, Trisk SI 102, and Aquafina SI 99, and stakes-placed Sir Runaway Dash SI 97, Bring The Bling SI 97and Seaside SI 90.
Little Surfer is the dam of 17 ROM, 14 winners, three black type including 2019 Rainbow Futurity(G1) winner Uncle D SI 96 (4 wins in 6 starts, $682,965 at 2), Rip Tide SI 107 (stakes winner above), Grade-1 placed Call Me Cole SI 93 ($298,122), Heritage Place Futurity(G1) finalist Corona Surfer ($37,944 at 2), etc. All are full sibling to Rip Tide.
The second dam, Grade 2 Runaway Wave SI 105 ($79,183), by Runaway Winner, is a former Broodmare of the Year and is the dam of 30 winners, 13 black type, 2 champions.
JESS BEIN THE HERO $1,500
Valiant Hero-Jess Braggin, by Mr Jess Perrry
Blanchet Farms • Ville Patte, LA
Grade 2 winner Jess Bein The Hero retired from racing with earnings of $274,174. The winner of the Sam Houston Championship Challenge(G2) is owned by Juan F. Martinez Labastida. He won or placed in 15 of 16 career starts and the 11-time winner's stakes victories include the Miss Polly Classic (G3), Sam's Town Stakes, Evangeline Downs Dash, Rocky Heinzig Stakes, Swift Stakes and Streakin La Jolla Stakes. He was second in The Championship at Sunland Park(G1) (to two-time world champion Jessies First Down), Zia Park QH Championship(G1), Evangeline Downs Derby and Esplande Stakes.
Jess Bein The Hero's dam is the Grade 3-placed Mr Jess Perry mare Jess Braggin SI 101 ($34,495) dam of 7 winners, 8 ROM (from 8 to race) including Grade 2 winner Jess Bein The Hero SI 107 (see above), Firecracker Futurity-G2 runner-up Braggin Bout My Zoom SI 98 ($87,630), stakes-placed Braggin In Dashin SI 102 ($28,680), Sam Houston Futurity(G2) finalist Hez Gone SI 96 ($45,419), etc.
The second-dam Love At First Glance is a First Down Dash sister to Grade 1 winner Natovas Princess SI 99 ($413,763, Kindergarten Futurity-G1, etc.) and stakes winner Our Liquidator SI 103 ($265,215). She is the dam of 11 winners, 3 black-type. including RG1 winner First Blazin Love SI 99 ($392,686), Love To Finish First SI 105 ($65,096), stakes-placed Jess Braggin SI 101 (see above), etc.
KAS TEMPTING $1,500
Tempting Dash-Beaukas, by Make It Anywhere
RGV Equine Services Rio Rico Ranch • Mercedes, TX
Kas Tempting a Grade 2 is a home bred for Garza Laurel Partnership LLC The son of champion Tempting Dash has won or placed in 11 of 16 career starts and earned $153,780 to 4. He won the Bank of America Texas Championship Challenge(G2), TQHA Classic Stakes and was second in the Sam Houston Derby(G3), and King William Stakes.
Kas Tempting was also a finalist to the AQHA Bank of America Challenge Championship S.(G1), the fastest qualifier to the Sam Houston Futurity(G2), Evangeline Downs Futurity, Firecracker Derby and Harrah's Dash Stakes.
His sire is the undefeated AQHA Racing Champion 2-Year-Old Colt Tempting Dash SI 112 ($673,970), who set a new 400 yard track record at Lone Star Park while winning the Texas Classic Futurity in :19.205. From only seven-crops to race the son of all-time leading sire First Down Dash has sired 26 stakes winners, 1 champion with earnings of nearly $9 million.
Kas Tempting's dam is the Grade 1-placed Make It Anywhere mare Beaukas SI 106 ($80,397), etc. She is the dam of 6 winners, 4 black-type winners including Grade 1 winner Kas Tempting SI 99 (see above), Evangeline Downs Derby winner Beaus Famous SI 99 ($111,950), TQHA Sires' Cup Derby(RG3) winner Jumpn Beach Chick SI 107 ($72,343), TQHA Sires Cup Derby winner Kas Famous SI 91 ($30,351), Texas Classic Derby(G1) finalist Trekas Si 91 ($15,538 at 2), etc.
Beaukas is also the granddam of Texas Classic Juvenile runner-up Jess Jumpn Beau SI 91 ($21,299 at 2), All American Futurity(G1) and Rainbow Futurity(G1) finalist One Famous Beau SI 86 ($118,884), Speedhorse Futurity(G3) finalist Beaus Blood SI 91 ($13,987 at 2, 2019), etc.
HAWKEYE SI 105 $1,500
One Dashing Eagle-No Fees, by Runaway Winner
Granada Farms • Wheelock, TX
Grade 2 winner Hawkeye SI 105 hails through the Mr Jess Perry line through his sire world champion One Dashing Eagle, a son of champion One Famous Eagle (by Mr Jess Perry). One Dashing Eagle ($2,079,065 as 2), has sired 132 winners, 14 stakes winners, 1 champion with earnings of nearly $5 million in four crops to race. Hawkeye will join the stallion roster at Granada Farms near Wheelock, Texas for a fee of $1,500.
A Texas homebred owned-and-raced by Bobby D. Cox, Hawkeye won or placed in eight races and earned $219,737. He won the Grade 2 Sam Houston Classic, Harris County Classic and was second in the Bank of America Canterbury Park Championship Challenge. The gray colt was also a finalist in the All American Futurity(G1), Rainbow Derby(G1) and the James Isaac Hobbs Stakes(G3).
Hawkeye's sire is world champion One Dashing Eagle SI 98 ($2,079,065 as 2), by leading sire One Famous Eagle. From four crops to reach racing age One Dashing Eagle has sired 131 winners, 14 stakes winners, 1 champion with earnings of nearly $5 million. One Dashing Eagle's top performers include Eagle Jazz SI 95 (champion, $903,649, Ruidoso Futurity-G1, Rainbow Futurity-G1, etc.), Eagle Coast SI 97 (to 3, 2019, $663,103, Rainbow Quarter Horse Derby-G1, etc.), Hawkeye SI 105 (see above), In Kuh Hoots SI 96 ($101,446, Cherry Creek Futurity [R], etc.), etc.
His dam is the restricted grade 1 winning Runaway Winner mare No Fees SI 94 ($166,310), dam of 16 winners, 22 ROM, four black type including Hawkeye SI 105 (see above), Grade 1-placed SInuous SI 99 ($105,956), Grade 1-placed Andorite SI 95 ($77,342), RG3-placed Heavy Croozer SI 106 ($37,376), Grade 1-finalist Zenergy SI 94 ($42,326), etc.
No Fees is also the granddam of black type runners So Rapido SI 98 ($122,317-G3), Zenergetic SI 107 ($82,358), Canonball Run SI 101 ($66,907 to 3, 2019), Bigtime Connoisseur SI 96 ($44,387), Mansory SI 99 ($36,876 to 3, 2019), Marfilous SI 103 ($47,319-G2) and Enthusiastique SI 97 ($35,359).
The second dam is G1 producer Feefees Celebration SI 98 by Takin On The Cash, a half-sister champion Brimmerton SI 104 ($519,538), and Grade 1 winner Gone Celebrating SI 109 ($364,068), etc. She is the dam of 9 winners, 11 ROM.
Perrys Stamina SI 99 is the only direct son of leading sire Mr Jess Perry to enter stud in 2020. A grade 1 Ruidoso Futurity finalist Perrys Stamina will begin his stallion career in 2020 at Sierra Blanca Equine near Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico. His fee has been set at $1,500.
Mr Jess Perry SI 113 ($687,184), is the all-time #3 leading sire of money earners with 150 stakes winners, 9 champions, 927 winners an earned of more than $56.8 million to date. A "sire of sires", Mr Jess Perry sons currently hold five of the top 25 spots on the 2019 leading sires of money earners list, including the #1 leading sire Apollitical Jess.
Perrys Stamina won or placed in seven races to 4, earning $112,736. He broke his maiden and qualified for the Grade 1 $1 million Ruidoso Futurity in his very first start. He was also 4th in the James Isaac Hobbs Stakes(G2), 4th in the Highesasterjet Handicap(G3) and a finalist to the All American Juvenile.
Perrys Stamina's dam, A First Down Chick SI 94 ($14,067) is a track record setting sister to champion and champion sire Tempting Dash SI 112 ($673,970), Grade 1 winner A Tempting Dash SI 104 ($541,959), and stakes-placed First Tempting Dash SI 89 ($20,245).
A First Down Chick is the dam of 6 winners from 7 to race, including Grade 1 finalist Perrys Stamina SI 99 (see above), A Phenomenal Chick SI 93 ($23,647), A Phenomenal Pyc SI 91 ($12,697), Sheza Beautifuleagle SI 94 ($10,768), Four Corners Futurity finalist Wow What A Dynasty (placed at 2, 2019), etc.
The second dam is stakes-placed former Broodmare of the Year A Tempting Chick SI 99 ($39,9653) by Chicks Beduino. She is the dam of 21 ROM, 15 winners, 5 black type, 1 champion including Champion 2-Year-Old Colt Tempting Dash SI 112 ($673,970, Texas Classic Fut.-G1 ntr, 400 yards in :19.205, Dash for Cash Fut-G1-ntr, 400 yards in :19.379), Grade 1 winner A Tempting Dash SI 104 ($541,959, Los Alamitos Winter Derby-G1, Go Man Go H.-G1,), Spencer L. Childers California Breeders' Championship[R]-G1, etc.), Ocean Won Away SI 93 ($41,008, 3rd Laguna Beach H.), Boundless Ocean-QH SI 92 ($27,039, 3rd A Ransom H.), First Tempting Dash SI 89 ($20,245, 2nd Los Alamitos Derby Challenge), etc.
A Tempting Chick is also the granddam of stakes winners Whata Corona SI 91 ($30,405), One Shining Ocean SI 90 ($16,398) and 2019 Hobbs America Futurity(G2) third-place finisher Mi Apollitical Jess SI 91 ($25,186), etc.
Perrys Stamina is from the family of leading sire Tempting Dash (see above) who has sired 229 winners, 37 stakes horses, 1 champion, earners of $8.9 million and average earnings per starter of over $24,500. His top performers include a leading first-crop sire Kiss My Hocks SI 109 (champion, $1,199,395), Lovethewayyoulie SI 98 ($456,472, Heritage Place Futurity-G1), Fm Ima Zatanaz Too SI 96 ($330,749 to 3, 2019 Sam Houston Futurity-G2, etc.), Tempting Destiny SI 95 ($302,699-G3), etc.
Grade 3 winner Eagle Deluxe SI 102 hails from the Mr Jess Perry line through his sire champion One Famous Eagle SI 102 ($1,387,453, Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity-G1, etc.). A leading sire in eight crops to race, One Famous Eagle has sired 66 stakes winners, 6 champions, 394 winners with earnings of more than $29.3 million.
Eagle Deluxe will begin his stallion career at Spring Hill Farms near Kaplan, Louisiana for a fee of $1,000, with consideration to multiple and stakes mares.
The multiple stakes winner has won or placed in 18 races and earned $162,587. Named AQHA's Central Hi-Point 3-Year-Old of 2018, Eagle Deluxe won the Keokuk Stakes(G3), North Central QHRA Futurity and Mystic Lake Northlands Juvenile. He was second in the Two Rivers Stakes (G3) and third in the Canterbury Park Derby.
Eagle Deluxe's dam is the Grade 1-placed Corona Cartel mare Corona Deluxe SI 94 ($168,135), dam of 14 winners, 7 black type including All American Futurity(G1) runner-up Reagal Eagle SI 105 ($467,79), Grade 3 winner Eagle Deluxe SI 102 (see above), multiple stakes winner County Boy Deluxe SI 105 ($161,436), multiple stakes winner Alakazaam SI 102 ($97,5230), RG2-placed Gamepatriotdeluxe Si 102 ($70,300), stakes-placed and G1-finalist Fantsy Pants SI 92 ($22,408), stakes-placed Moonflash Deluxe SI 106 ($13,335 to 3k 3, 2019), etc.
The second dam is the Grade 1-placed First Down Dash mare First Down N Surfin SI 97 ($290,681), 3rd in the All American Futurity(G1), a sister to Grade 3 winner harbor Beach SI 111 ($129,371) and stakes-placed Curls Girl SI 93 ($54,066) and half-sister to stakes-placed Ingofast-TB ($143,043), grade 2-placed former Broodmare of the Year Runaway Wave SI 105 ($79,183), Grade 2-placed Capitan Nuevo SI 95 $56,539), etc.
This is the family of world champion and champion sire Wave Carver SI 103 ($1,005,946), champion and champion sire Ocean Runaway SI 105 ($1,642,498), G1-placed and leading Louisiana sire Sir Runaway Dash SI 97 $120,706), Rainbow Futurity(G1) winner Uncle D SI 96 ($682,965 at 2, 2019), to name only a few.