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Prospect To The Top Readies For Return

Champion stallion preparing for summer return to the races.

June 7, 2012

Prospect To The Top

Prospect To The Top

The champion Prospect To The Top is working in preparation for a return to racing.

The 4-year-old stallion owned by Joel Tavarez of Odessa, Texas, worked June 5 at Ruidoso Downs, going 330 yards in :16.87.

The stallion completed his first season standing at stud this spring, and is pointing toward summer stakes at Ruidoso, with possibilities including the Grade 3 Higheasterjet Handicap, Mr Jet Moore and All American Gold Cup.

“He is through with breeding (this year),” Tavarez said. “He’s still sound, and is in good shape. So we’ll go back to run again.”

Prospect To The Top in his first two years of racing won seven of 17 starts and placed in six other races while earning $648,650. He won the Hobbs America Futurity (G2), Hobbs America Derby (G2) and West Texas Derby (G3), was second in the All American Derby (G1) and Southwest Juvenile Championship (G1). He was also a finalist in the Grade 1 Ruidoso Derby, The Championship at Sunland Park and All American Futurity. He was named the sport’s champion 3-year-old colt in 2011.

The stallion was bred in Texas by Sue May. He is by Coronas Prospect and out of the Easily Smashed mare Cream To The Top.