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All American Futurity Qualifier: Skuze Pleeze

SKUZE PLEEZE
Bay gelding, Dashin Bye-Sixy Hemp by Sixarun

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Race record: 4-3-1-0 $54,234
Breeder/Owner:
Joe Mills
Trainer:
Tana Pace
Qualifying jockey:
G.R. Carter Jr.
Qualifying time:
:21.177

Race record: A $50,000 supplemental nominee to the All American, Skuze Pleeze finished second by a length to Wagon Tales, clocking :21.177 in the fourth trial while finishing 1 1/2 lengths ahead of qualifier Fatal Policy. The bay gelding came into the trials with an undefeated record of three consecutive wins, his most recent the $50,000 Easy Jet Stakes (RG3)on June 2 at Remington Park.

Breeder/Owner: An earner of $54,234, Skuze Pleeze is a homebred racing for Joe L. Mills of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

Trainer: Tana Pace saddled her first starter in an American Quarter Horse race in 2008 and since then has sent out only 338 starters. But they have come back winners in54 (15.9 percent) and have finished second or third in 97, for a win/place/show percentage of 44.6. Pace won her first graded stakes last year when she sent out Game Show Special in the Iowa Double Gold Futurity (RG3) at Prairie Meadows and won her second graded stakes with Skuze Pleeze in the $50,000 Easy Jet Stakes (RG3) on June 2 at Remington Park.

Qualifying jockey: Ten-time AQHA champion jockey G.R. Carter Jr. is American Quarter Horse racing’s all-time leading jockey by money earned and second all-time by races won. Through August 18, Carter had ridden 22,365 starters that had earned more than $62.64 million, with 3,526 returning as winners. Carter has won the All American Futurity twice, with Falling In Loveagain in 1998 and world champion Stolis Winner in 2008.

Pedigree: Sire Dashin Bye is a Grade 1-winning earner of $305,250. From eight crops he has sired the earners of more than $11 million.

Dam Sixy Hemp is a winning daughter of Sixarun. She has also produced stakes placed-runners Ura Champ (by American Champ, $119,382) and Taken Her Time (by Takin On The Cash, $58,844).