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Pedigree Analysis: Big Biz Perry

A little filly provides a big upset in the Heritage Place Futurity.

By Andrea Caudill
Q-Racing Journal
June 3, 2013

Big Biz Perry

Big Biz Perry. PHOTO: Dustin Orona Photography

It was all about “Bizness” in the June 1, $910,260 Heritage Place Futurity (G1) at Remington Park. Off at 29-1, the filly Big Biz Perry ran up the inside lane and held off even-money favorite Hes Relentless to win by a head in a stakes record time of :17.310 for 350 yards.

It is the third career win in four tries for the filly and owner Jose Espinosa of Edinberg, Texas, and boosts her career earnings to $392,450. Big Biz Perry was a bargain purchase – Espinosa picked her up for a mere $20,000 at the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale. She is not the only hot bargain he has – he is also the owner and trainer of The Kat In The Hat (Red Oak Special-Lets Roll Cat by Takin On The Cash, $36,948), who most recently won the $75,690 John Deere Sam Houston Juvenile Challenge (G2) and was a $4,000 purchase at the TQHA Yearling Sale.

Heritage Place Futurity runner-up Hes Relentless and third-place finisher Wagon Tales were also sale deals. Both sold at the Heritage Place Yearling Sale, only 34 hips apart. Tom Maher purchased Hes Relentless (One Famous Eagle-This Dreams Flying by Strawfly Special) for $63,000 (the colt has earned $173,780 in three starts), while Wagon Tales (PYC Paint Your Wagon-Signs Zoomer by Shazoom) was a $33,000 purchase ($160,961 in four starts).

Bred in Texas, Big Biz Perry was bred by Burnett Ranches of Guthrie, Texas. She is sired by Mr Jess Perry and out of the Shazoom mare Big Bizooms.

Big Biz Perry is the 11th filly to win the race since it began in 1981. While none of these fillies picked up championships during their freshman season, the past bodes well for Big Biz Perry's potential as a broodmare. An impressive number of these fillies became producers. Of the nine fillies who went on to produce foals, all but one are stakes producers – and four are Grade 1 producers.

The filly is yet another in a long line of winners for her sire, Mr Jess Perry. The sport’s all-time leading living sire, the 21-year-old stallion is owned by a syndicate and stands at Burnett Ranches’ Four Sixes Ranch. Bred in Louisiana by Jesse Perry, Mr Jess Perry in his race career won or placed in 14 of 21 starts and earned $687,184. He was the sport’s champion 2-year-old and 2-year-old colt in 1994, and was honored as an AQHA Supreme Race Horse the following year.

The son of AQHA Hall of Fame member Streakin La Jolla saw his first crop of foals hit the ground in 1997, and finished his freshman sire year at No. 10 on the list of leading sires by money earned. Among the horses in his first crop alone were stakes winners Streakin Jess Perry ($261,723), Bugs By Yawl ($233,254), Streakin Snowman ($207,919), Hollywood Perry ($145,323), Mr Tanners Rocket ($96,008) and Jess Special ($54,161).

With the addition of 14 more crops to race, Mr Jess Perry has sired 672 winners from 1,027 starters that have accumulated sire earnings of $41,343,738. Among them are 110 stakes winners (10.7 percent of starters) and seven champions – world champion Apollitical Jess, and divisional champions Noconi, Jess Louisiana Blue, Miss Racy Jess, Fredricksburg, One Famous Eagle and Fredaville.

Mr Jess Perry has also become a major sire of sires, with a number of very successful sons at stud, including One Famous Eagle, who sired Heritage Place runner up Hes Relentless and last year in his record-breaking season as a freshman sire was represented by world champion One Dashing Eagle. Mr Jess Perry’s son Feature Mr Jess is the sire of Remington Park Invitational Championship (G1) winner Priceless Feature.

Big Biz Perry's dam Big Bizooms is a daughter of Shazoom out of the Magic Dozen mare Bizarre. Big Biz Perry is the mare's first foal. Big Bizooms was sold at the 2012 Heritage Place Fall Mixed Sale for $8,000, and Bill and Susan Nice of Mesa, Arizona, now find themselves with a 7-year-old, Grade 1 producer. The brown mare was bred by Cindy Knox’s Corner K Quarter Horses and won or placed in eight of 10 career starts, with earnings of $24,705.

Big Bizooms is one of six foals produced by her dam, and is a half sister to RJK Runaway (by Runaway Winner, $1,333), who with her second foal produced All American Futurity (G1) winner and champion Runnning Brook Gal (by Brookstone Bay, $1,363,012).

Big Bizoom’s sire, Shazoom, is also the damsire of Heritage Place Derby (G2) winner Brace For Bernal (Furyofthewind-Zoom Bracer by Shazoom, $318,726), who has now won six consecutive races dating back to last November, and is also the damsire of Heritage Place Futurity third-place finisher Wagon Tales.

Bizarre comes from the famed dam line of Femme, her second dam. Foaled in 1983, Femme (Raise Your Glass (TB)-Some Kinda Wild by Some Kinda Man) produced 10 starters and nine winners with earnings of $832,332. Among them are champions Femmes Frolic (by Beduino (TB), $448,673) and Deceptively (by Runaway Winner, $297,001), who produced stakes winner Christmas Cheer (by Shazoom, $129,388).

Femmes Flam (by Pie In The Sky, $27,831) produced Bizarre, as well as stakes winners Vigorously (by Leaving Memories, $52,039) and Resonate (by Runaway Winner, $23,948).

Big Bizooms has three additional registered foals, including another 2-year-old by Brookstone Bay named Bay Bizooms, and two yearlings named Bizooms Favorite (by Bigtime Favorite) and Bizooms Eagle (by One Famous Eagle).