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Pedigree Analysis: Foose Cash SR

Another freshman hits a homerun for his freshman sire.

By Andrea Caudill
Q-Racing Journal
December 17, 2013

Foose Cash SR

Foose Cash SR. PHOTO: Scott Martinez

This year’s edition of the $1,916, 525 Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity (G1) promised to be a tough race. It featured a group of proven top-class stakes runners, as well as a few fresh faces. But even savvy handicappers could be excused from struggling with the trifecta, as two of the three longest shots on the board helped fill the top three positions in the second-richest futurity of the year.

The winner was the 25-1 longshot Foose Cash SR, who with 28-1 shot stablemate A Corona Sunset sandwiched 8-5 favorite Viva Mi Corazon in the exotic payout. The winner paid a cool $52.80 on a $2 wager, and the trifecta paid a handsome $1,185. Foose Cash SR brought home $804,940 for his owners, a partnership of Anselmo Aguilar’s La Presita LLC, Jorge Carmona’s San Gregorio Racing Stables and Jose and Gustavo De La Torre. The gelding has won three of seven starts and earned a career total of $819,670. His other stakes appearance was a 10th-place finish in the $375,000 Governor’s Cup Futurity (RG2). Jose De La Torre trained this horse, as well as the Champion of Champions (G1) winner Last To Fire.

Foose Cash SR was bred by Anselmo Aguilar, who sold part ownership in the horse after he won a late April maiden race at Los Alamitos.

The horse, who was gelded on Halloween, is by freshman sire Foose. It is interesting to note the great success of freshman sires the past two years – last year’s world champion, One Dashing Eagle (also owned by the De La Torres and San Gregorio Racing Stables), was sired by freshman sire One Famous Eagle. And this year’s All American Futurity (G1) winner, Handsome Jack Flash, is by freshman sire First Moonflash. First Moonflash and One Famous Eagle are among seven stallions to sire an All American winner in their first crop. The “Deuce” has seen four freshman sires – Holland Ease (Corona Cartel, 1994), Fishers Dash (Dashing Knud, 2000), Quick Action (TB) (One Quick First Down, 2010) and Foose. Also, of note is that while the 2009 winner, Good Reason SA, was technically not by a freshman sire, he was among Favorite Trick (TB)’s first full Quarter Horse crop.

Foose is a 2006 son of Stel Corona out of the Royal Quick Dash mare Summertime Quickie. Bred by champion trainer Paul Jones, and raced by Jones with partner Dr. Ed Allred, in only 14 starts the stallion racked up earnings of $1,616,938. He himself was second in the Deuce, but also won the Grade 1 Ed Burke Million Futurity and Los Alamitos Super Derby and Jens L. List Jr. Memorial California Breeders’ Stakes (RG3). Foose was second in the Grade 1 Golden State Million Futurity and Golden State Derby, and was second in the 2009 Champion of Champions (G1), his final start before retirement. Foose, who was named for famed hot rod star Chip Foose, was honored as the 2008 champion 2-year-old colt. Foose stands at Burns Ranch at Menifee, California.

From 75 starters in his first crop, Foose has sired 44 winners and the earners of more than $1.58 million. Among them is Grade 1-placed Rock You ($127,974), Grade 2-placed She Forgives ($109,697) and stakes winners Foose On Fire ($59,135) and Another Storm ($20,808).

Don’t miss a feature on this year's top freshman sires, including Foose, in the December Q-Racing Journal’s Stallion Issue.

While Foose Cash SR’s sire may be young, his dam is an experienced veteran. The mare, Takin Some Gold, is by by Takin On The Cash out of the Hempen (TB) mare Rubys N Gold. The 16-year-old mare was bred by Dr. James Burgess and was acquired by Aguilar in 2001. She won three of 16 starts during her two-year career, including the Pegasus Stakes at Blue Ribbon Downs, and ran fourth in the Black Gold 330 Futurity (RG3). She earned $30,301 in her career.

She has to date produced seven winners from 13 starters, with earnings of $973,711.

Her first foal was Separatist Jr, by Separatist, a finalist in the 2004 Kindergarten Futurity (G1). Next, to the cross of Chicks Beduino Jr, she produced the gelding Golden California, who raced exclusively in Mexico. He was second in the 2005 Mexico Juvenile Challenge and contested the Bayer Legend Mexico Challenge. Her 2007 foal was a colt by Corona Cartel named Danny Cartel, who was third in the 2010 Golden State Derby (G1) and an earner of $45,653. Her 2010 foal, a gelding by Walk Thru Fire named Don Loncho, contested several Restricted Grade 2 races and earned $37,020.

She has two long yearlings, including a First Down Dash filly named Down Some Gold and a Separatist filly named Hope Some Gold.

Takin Some Gold is among 12 winners from 17 starters produced by her dam. Among her siblings are Rubys JP, a Mr Jess Perry gelding who was a finalist in the 2003 All American Futurity (G1), and multiple stakes winner Skyline Chick (by Chicks Beduino, $117,858).

Her half sister, Fevers Rising (by Shoot Yeah), is the dam of stakes runner Super Diamante (by Super De Kas, $96,727).

The year winds down, with only a few major stakes left to run. But with the success of the freshman and their freshman sires, it certainly leaves much to look forward to in the coming races and the coming years.