Kiss My Hocks Leads Rainbow Futurity

Freshman leader looks for another major victory.

Q-Racing Journal
July 16, 2014

Conda Maze and Tyler Graham’s Kiss My Hocks continues his march towards history when he brings his No. 1 ranking and his 5-for-5 record into the $900,000 Rainbow Futurity (G1) on Sunday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs.

To say that Kiss My Hocks (Tempting Dash-Romancing Mary by Tres Seis) has done everything asked of him would be an understatement. He has been absolutely brilliant so far in his career and will be the strong choice in the 400-yard futurity.

Trained by Toby Keeton, Kiss My Hocks won his Rainbow Futurity trial by a commanding 3 1/4 lengths and his time of :19.481 for 400 yards was the fastest mark from the 12 trials held on the first of two days of trials. He went off at 1-9 odds and won going away.

Kiss My Hocks has been on the national radar screen since his debut in the Sam Houston Futurity trials back in March. The colt set a new 330-yard track record while also setting the top qualifying mark. He then won the $563,950 Sam Houston Futurity (G2) by one-half length as the 9-5 favorite. Keeton then took him to Ruidoso Downs for the Ruidoso Futurity trials and he again dominated the trials. He was the fastest qualifier on the first of two days of trials while winning by 2 3/4 lengths.

The 11-10 favorite in the $700,000 Ruidoso Futurity (G1), Kiss My Hocks easily handled his rivals while winning by one-half length.

If Kiss My Hocks wins the Rainbow Futurity, he will remain on track to win the $4 million All American Triple Crown Bonus. It goes to the connections of any horse who can take the Ruidoso, Rainbow and All American futurities. If Kiss My Hocks takes the bonus, the largest in Quarter Horse racing, his earnings will exceed $6 million.

The second- and third-place finishers in the Ruidoso Futurity — JM Miracle and Bodacious Eagle — are back for another shot at Kiss My Hocks.

J & M Racing and Farm’s JM Miracle (Volcom-Lethal Delight by Dean Miracle) made a late run to grab second in the Ruidoso Futurity. The Umberto Belloc-trained gelding then stepped up in his Rainbow Futurity trial to win by 2 1/2 lengths as the 3-10 favorite.

Johnny Trotter’s Bodacious Eagle (One Famous Eagle-Bodacious Dream by Corona Cartel) was third at 20-1 odds in the Ruidoso Futurity, however made believers out of the handicappers in his Rainbow Futurity trial. Bet down to 1-2 favoritism, he proved a solid investment while winning by 1 3/4 lengths and his time of :19.655 was second to Kiss My Hocks during that day’s trials.

Owned by Thomas Bradbury, Thomas Bradbury Jr. and Lisa Beauprez, Wild Sixes Cartel (Corona Cartel-Wild Six by Tres Seis) traveled to Ruidoso Downs after finishing second in the $261,200 Kindergarten Futurity (G2) at Los Alamitos. He won his Rainbow Futurity trial by a nose for trainer Paul Jones.

Miguel Gallegos and Maurcio Gallegos’ Boi George (Teller Cartel-Rebas Feature by Feature Mr Jess) is after his first win since winning the $263,636 West Texas Futurity (G2) in April. He was second in his Ruidoso and Rainbow futurity trials.

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