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All American Derby Qualifier: Elisas Secret

ELISAS SECRET
B.f. No Secrets Here-Ali Cartel by Corona Cartel

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Race Record: 5-3-1-0 $9,700

Breeder: Don S. Apodaca
Owner: Iris Alvarez
Trainer: Blane Wood
Qualifying jockey: Ricky Ramirez
Qualifying time: :21.275

Race record: Ricky Ramirez rode Elisas Secret to a fourth place finish in the eighth trial behind Point Break Dash, Tayte Me Down and Vancouver Moon. Elisas Secret broke her maiden on first asking last year at Ruidoso, and since then has never finished off the board while starting only in futurity and derby trials. Elisas Secret came into the Derby trials off a layoff extending to September 2012, when she finished second in the Dash For Cash Futurity (G1) trials at Lone Star Park in Texas.

Breeder: Elisas Secret is bred by Don S. Apodaca of Mesilla, New Mexico. From 63 starters, Apodaca has bred stakes winners Hail Corona and Newarco, 33 other winners and the earners of more than $687,000.

Owners: Elisas Secret races for Iris Alvarez of Gardendale, Texas.

Trainer: Blane Wood, who sent out Ms First Prize Rose and Belle Helene to finish one-two in the $1 million Rainbow Futurity (G1) on July 21, is one of the all-time leading trainers in the sport. Wood has saddled the winners of 740 of 3,869 American Quarter Horse races, with his starters earning a combined $12,358,061. Wood is the son of the late Leo Wood, who conditioned Pie In The Sky to win the 1979 All American Futurity, and he and son Trey Wood today have one of the most potent stables in the industry and sport.

Qualifying jockey: Ricky Ramirez rode Ms First Prize Rose to win the Rainbow Futurity (G1) on July 21. Ramirez to date has ridden the earners of $15,854,221 and won 711 races from 4,255 mounts aboard American Quarter Horses. He has won other Grade 1 races on Bodacious Dash (2010 Texas Classic Futurity), BP Cartels Alibi (2012 Heritage Place Futurity), Miss Racy Jess (2011 Los Alamitos Super Derby), First Painted Sign (2010 Speedhorse Gold & Silver Cup Futurity) and Varsity Girl (2009 West Texas Futurity).

Pedigree: Elisas Secret is by All American Futurity (G1) winner and sophomore sire No Secrets Here ($1,637,095). A 9-year-old son of First Down Dash, No Secrets Here has sired five stakes winners, 47 other winners and the earners of more than $1.47 million from 103 starters.

Elisas Secret is out of the unraced Corona Cartel mare Ali Cartel, a 12-year-old mare that is a full sister to graded-stakes winner Hail Corona ($56,184), who has sired the earners of more than $1.73 million, and a half-sibling to the stakes-winning Go Go By Yawl stallion Newarco ($62,539).