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Fearless Freda Named Dam of Distinction

Fearless Freda becomes AQHA's 45th Dam of Distinction

Q-Racing Journal
April 3, 2013

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Fearless Freda. PHOTO: Coady Photography

Robert Gentry’s Fearless Freda has become the newest AQHA Dam of Distinction. She joins only 44 other mares to receive the award.

The award recognizes the accomplishments of racing broodmares. To qualify for the award, a mare must meet one or more of the following criteria:
  • Dams that produced two or more individual AQHA racing champions
  • Dams that produced at least three individual Grade 1 stakes winners
  • Dams that produced at least two foals ranked in the top 10 money earners of any particular year, as of December 31 of that year, and two G1 stakes winners
  • Dams that produced at least three foals that were in the top 10 money earners of any particular year, as of December 31 of that year.
When the award was created, a grandfathering clause also allowed mares that had produced at least three individual stakes winners prior to 1983, and those wins were the equivalent of a G1-quality race, to be accepted.

Fearless Freda was foaled in 1993, and is by Dash For Cash out of the Special Effort mare Such An Easy Effort. Bred by the Gentry Bros. and named for the brothers’ mother, Fearless Freda won or placed in 17 of 25 starts and earned $262,121. She won the Texas Classic Derby (G1) and QHBC Championship Classic (G1), as well as the Retama Park Derby (G2). She also placed in the 1997 Vessels Maturity (G1) and All American Derby (G1).

Fearless Freda from 14 foals has produced 10 starters, eight of whom have come home winners. They have combined earnings of $1,018,772. Her foals include champions Fredricksburg (by Mr Jess Perry, $369,304) and Fredaville (by Mr Jess Perry, $325,321), as well as stakes winner Dasha Freda (by Mr Jess Perry, $111,741) and stakes-placed runners Fearless Fritz (by Shazoom, $100,085) and Fredona (by Corona Cartel, $59,178). Fearless Freda has a 2-year-old by Azoom named Harrisburg.

Prior to Fearless Freda, the most recent Dam of Distinction was Swingin Otoole, recognized in 2010.