All American Derby Qualifier: The Magic Dash

S. g.First Down Dash-Thewayouwantmetoo by Mr Eye Opener

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Race Record: 5-2-2-0 $7,930

Breeder: Julianna Hawn Holt
Owner: R.D. Hubbard, M. Morris, Johnny Cope
Trainer: C. Dwayne “Sleepy” Gilbreath
Qualifying jockey: Roy Baldillez
Qualifying time: :21.216

Race record: Clocking :21.216 with Roy Baldillez in the irons for Sleepy Gilbreath, The Magic Dash scored his second career win when he took the fourth trial by three parts of a side. Each of the gelding’s starts have been in trials to futurities or derbies at Ruidoso Downs, where he never has finished off the board.

Breeder: The Magic Dash is bred by Julianna Hawn Holt of Blanco, Texas. Since breeding the first of her 171 named American Quarter Horses in 1974, Holt has bred 122 starters, including five stakes winners, 70 other winners and the earners of more than $3.84 million.

Owners: The Magic Dash races for the Tularosa, New Mexico-based partnership of Ruidoso Downs owner R.D. Hubbard, Molly B. Morris and Johnny D. Cope.

Trainer: The Magic Dash is conditioned by C. Dwayne “Sleepy” Gilbreath, the fifth-all-time leading trainer in the sport. Since 1970 (when AQHA began keeping such records), Gilbreath has saddled 1,374 winners and the earners of more than $26.8 million from 7,108 starters. Gilbreath conditions champion and all-time-leading earner Ochoa ($2,687,615), who he also sent out to win the 2011 All American Futurity (G1) and the 2012 All American Derby. Gilbreath developed Cold Cash 123 ($1,326,306) into the 2011 world champion, and also won the All American Futurity with On A High (1983) and Refrigerator (1990), and the All American Derby with Six Popper (1986) and Snow Big Deal (2003).

Qualifying jockey: The Magic Dash is ridden by Roy Baldillez, who has ridden the winners of 1,364 races and the earners of more than $17.58 million from 9,931 mounts. Baldillez is the regular rider of champion and all-time-leading earner Ochoa ($2,687,615), who he rode to win the 2011 All American Futurity (G1) and the 2012 All American Derby, and also of 2011 world champion Cold Cash 123 ($1,326,306).

Pedigree: The Magic Dash is by all-time leading sire First Down Dash, who has sired the earners of more than $79.98 million, 36 champions, 205 other stakes winners and 1,024 other winners.

The Magic Dash is out of the stakes-winning Mr Eye Opener mare Thewayoutwantmetoo ($327,953), who in the 2004 Rainbow Futurity (G1) defeated eventual champions Hardly Hateful and DM Shicago, who won that season’s All American Futurity (G1). Thewayouwantmetoo the following year also ran in the Grade 1 Ruidoso and Rainbow derbies. The mare has produced four winners and the earners of $367,296 from five starters. Her foals include the Valiant Hero filly Belle Helene, the Ruidoso Futurity (G1) runner up who won her (non-qualifying) trial for the All American Futurity (G1) two days before The Magic Dash qualified for the Derby.