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Apollitical Jess Breaks Single -Season Earnings Record For Fourth Time
Leading sire Apollitical Jess broke his own single-season progeny earnings weekend on Saturday when he went over $9.2 million.

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Apollitical Jess Breaks Single -Season Earnings Record For Fourth Time

DALLAS, TX—NOVEMBER 21, 2022—A banner night at Lone Star Park for leading sire Apollitical Jess propelled Rancho El Cabresto, Inc.'s leading sire to break his own Quarter Racing single-season progeny earnings record set last year.

Rock A Jess V won the $1.2 million Texas Classic Futurity(G1) and picked up $538,082 while last year's Texas Classic Futurity(G1) winner KJ Desparado scored a Texas Classic double when he won the $412,569 Texas Classic Derby(G1) while pocketing $183,593.

Apollitical Jess' progeny earnings through. December 19th reached $9,292,697 with 135 winners and 28 stakes winners this year.

"Apollitical Jess is a wonderful sire, so to eclipse his record is something special," said Juan Tirado, owner of El Cabresto, Inc. "To have these kinds of numbers, you have to be consistent and you have to be brilliant. Apollitical Jess just gets one good runner after another."

Rock A Jess V, under jockey Juan Pulido, winning the $1,209,173 Texas Classic Futurity(G1), on Saturday at
Lone Star Park.© Dustin Orona Photography

In 2018 the prolific stallion broke First Down Dash's 12-year-old record to take his first single-season record with $8,081,679 in earnings.  He came back in 2019 to get his second record at $8,152,218. Last year (2021) Apollitical Jess got his third career single-season record with $9,046,017 in earnings. 

He is expected to add additional earnings with more 40 days until the end of the year with major Grade 1 races like the Champion of Champions and Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity still to be run.

With nine crops to race, Apollitical Jess is the #3 All-Time Leading Sire of Money Earners with over $63.8 million. 

Rock A Jess V, under jockey Juan Pulido, winning the $1,209,173 Texas Classic Futurity(G1), on Saturday at
Lone Star Park.© Dustin Orona Photography

First Down Dash heads the list at $90,029,306 followed by Corona Cartel at $67,918,441. Mr Jess Perry is currently fourth in the all-time leading sires list at $60,542,354.

Apollitical Jess got his third All American Derby(G1) winner in 2022 when A Pollitical Candy V won the industry's top  race for 3-year-olds. He also picked up an invite to the Champion of Champions(G1) next month.

In the aged horse category this season Apollitical Jess' Apollitical Pence SI 125 ($1,634,235) will be looking to become the first hoses since world champion Refrigerator to win his third consecutive Champion of Champions(G1).

Among Champion of Champions contenders will be last year's AQHA Racing Champion 3-Year-old Empressum SI 110 ($1,245,025), also a son of Apollitical Jess.

Apollitical Jess' champion performers include Apocalyptical Jess SI 103 (3-time champion, $ 2,251,556 [G1]), Apollitical Blood SI 99 (champion, $1,519,800 [G1]), Hold Air Hostage SI 108 (champion, $1,415,551 [G1]), Empressum SI 110 ($1,245,025), Apollitical Pence SI 106 ($1,623,235 [G1]), Apollitical Gold SI 96 (champion, $1,001,075 [G1]), Flying Cowboy 123 SI 101 (champion, $965,811 [G1]), As And Js SI 106 (champion, $531,134), Ratification SI 98 (champion, $397,246), A Political Lady SI 97 (champion, $396,685).

He has sired eight millionaires and two earners of more than $2 million.

His other top performers include All American Futurity(G1) winner Kj Desparado SI 104 ($2,706,103 to 3, 2022), All American Futurity(G1) winner Mr Jess Jenkins SI 104 ($1,631,033), Rainbow Derby(G1) winner Political Attraction SI 104 ($972,289), Ruidoso Futurity(G1) winner Apollitical Chad ($930,730), Sooner State Stakes(G1) winner Ajs High SI 106 ($854,328), AQHA Distaff Challenge(G1) winner Lynnder 16 SI 105 ($831,967to 6, 2022), Ruidoso Derby(G1) winner Tough To Bee SI 105 ($741,938), etc.

Apollitical Jess is quickly becoming a broodmare sire and a "sire of sires".

FDD Scout ($657,381 at 3, 2022), runner-up in the All American Futurity(G1), is first foal out of the Apollitical Jess mare Apollitical Scout ($380,952). Rainbow QH Oaks (G1) winner Miss Beth Dutton ($314,877 to 3, 2022) is the first foal from Grade 1 winning Apollitical Jess mare Apollitical Time ($904,242). His champion son Apollitical Blood has already sired earners of over $10.4 million in four crops to race, including champion Trump My Record ($979,068), Grade 1 winner Apollitical Patty ($1,089,542), multiple RG1 winner Blood Money ($1,123,142 at 2), etc.

The AQHA Racing World Champion of 2010 has been the industry's leading sire of money earners six of the last seven years.

Royal Vista Ranch, LLC recently announced Apollitical Jess will have a duel fee schedule for 2023. His will stand for $35,000 this year, however breeders who choose ICSI procedure can breed for $26,000.