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First Crop Sires Off To A Fast Start With First Winners
First-crop sire Chilitos got two winners in the first official week of racing for juvenile Quarter Horses in 2024.

Mark Herron / TRACK Magazine
First Crop Sires Off To A Fast Start With First Winners

DALLAS, TX–MARCH 11, 2024–With a new crop of two-year-old's making their career debuts beginning March 1, four first-crop sires have already scored their first winners.

Chilitos

With two winners under his belt, Grade 2 Dash For Cash Futurity(G2) winner Chilitos currently leads the first-crop sire's list by winners and is third by earnings after the first week of official juvenile racing. 

Chilitos wasted no time getting his first winner when Jess Louisiana Girl took the opening trial for the Grade 3 Louisiana Downs Futurity by three-quarters for owner Eleazar Martinez, Sr. and trainer Raul Galvan.  The bay filly out of Sissy Cartel by Jess Louisiana Blue  was a $24,000 TQHA Yearling Sale repurchase for breeder Anahi Martinez.

Chilitos got second winner on March 8 came when Soy Toxico was an impressive 1-3/4 length winner in the third trial for the Grade 2 Louisiana Downs Futurity. Jose Sanchez conditions the gelding out of Carreras Dash by Tempting Dash for owner Crown Horse Racing LLC. A $9,000 TQHA Yearling Sale repurchase Soy Toxico was bred in Texas by  Gilbert Pacheco, III.

Through the weekend, Chilitos has sire two winners from 12 starters with earnings of  $10,711.

Chilitos stands at Dunn Ranch in Wynnewood, Oklahoma for a 2024 fee of $5,000.

Gold Heart Eagle V

Grade 1 winner Gold Heart Eagle V is the leading first-crop sire of money earners after the first week with one winner in 14 starters.  Golden Eagle B, a $20,000 LQHBA Yearling Sale graduate racing for owner Juan Gonzalez won his debut on the second day of trials for the RG2 Mardi Gras Futurity at Louisiana Downs. Jose Sanchez trains the colt out of Ms Beauty Betty by Oak Tree Special.

Gold Heart Eagle V has sired earners of $12,360.

Gold Heart Eagle V stands at Robicheaux Ranch Inc. in Road, Breaux Bridge, Louisiana for a 2024  fee of $4,500.

Uncle D

Champion Uncle D got his first winner, also on March 8, when Special D won the third trial for the Grade 2 Oklahoma Futurity at Remington Park. Luz Chavira trains the Oklahoma-bred gelding out of Specialcountrychick by Country Chicks Man for owner Spur Racing, LLC. Special D is a $20,000 Heritage Place Yearling Sale graduate for breeder Monty McNair.

Uncle D has one winner from four starters with $12,151 in earnings.

Uncle D stands at Lazy E Ranch in Guthrie, Oklahoma for a 2024 fee of $3,500.

Imperial Hint (TB)

Multiple grade 1 winning sprinting thoroughbred Imperial Hint's first starter, Rf Imperial Choice, was an impressive 1-1/2 length winner in the opening trial day 1 for the Mardi Gras Futurity(RG2) at Louisiana Downs on Saturday.

Trainer Hector Sanchez saddled the $10,500 LQHBA Yearling Sale graduate for owner Armando Solis Castillo.  Rogers Farm/Tim/Jennie Rogers bred the bay filly from the Heza Fast Dash mare Rdd Obvious Choice.

Rf Imperial Choice also made her sire the first first-crop sire to get a stakes qualifier. The bay filly will make her second start in the $458,794 Mardi Gras Futurity(RG20 final on March 30.

Imperial Hint has $4,200 in earnings from two starters.

Imperial Hint stands at Louisiana Center For Equine Reproduction  in Opelousas, Louisiana for a 2024 fee of $2,000 to Quarter Horses and $3,000 to Thoroughbred.

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