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All American Futurity Qualifier: Im A Fancy PYC

Bay colt, PYC Paint Your Wagon-First Prize Fancy by Mr Jess Perry

Race record: 6-5-0-0 $402,765
Breeder: Weetona Stanley and William Smith
Owner: Dustin Cox
Paul Jones
Qualifying jockey:
G.R. Carter Jr.
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Race Record: The most experienced and most accomplished of the qualifiers on the first day of trials, Im A Fancy PYC started with four consecutive victories but came into the trials off a troubled trip in the $1,020,980 Heritage Place Futurity (G1) on May 31 at Remington Park. Bumped at the break by the horse to his left, the colt finished 2 1/4 lengths off the pace in seventh but was moved up to sixth on the disqualification of Apolitical Pac.

Im A Fancy PYC broke his maiden in his first out, on March 7 at Remington Park. Two starts later, on April 19, he won the $791,000 Remington Park Oklahoma Bred Derby (RG3).

A $50,000 supplemental nominee to enter the trials, Im A Fancy PYC rolled to a 4-length devastation of his rivals in the 11th trial. His time of :21.337 was nearly the fastest qualifying time.

Im A Fancy PYC will not contest the final of the All American Futurity due to injury.

Pedigree: Im A Fancy PYC is one of 58 stakes winners by major winner PYC Paint Your Wagon, an earner of $889,581 that in Grade 1 races scored in the Texas Classic Futurity, Texas Classic Derby and Heritage Place Derby, and also was second in the Rainbow Futurity and The Championship At Sunland Park. PYC Paint Your Wagon is by Corona Cartel, the all-time second-leading sire and all-time leading living sire, and is out of Dashin Follies, a Strawfly Special mare whose dam is world champion Dashing Folly. From 553 starters in five crops raced, PYC Paint Your Wagon has sired 330 winners and the earners of more than $15.4 million.
Im A Fancy PYC is one of five winners from nine starters out of the winning Mr Jess Perry mare First Prize Fancy ($3,343), who has produced the earners of more than $585,000, including the stakes-placed PYC First Prize Fany ($92,303). First Prize Fancy is one of 27 winners from 34 starters out of 2006 broodmare of the year First Prize Dash, who is a full sister to world champion and all-time leading sire First Down Dash and has produced six stakes winners and the earners of more than $2,39 million.

Breeder: Im A Fancy PYC is bred by Weetona Stanley and William Smith of Madill, Oklahoma. Stanley is the widow of A.F. Stanley Jr., who in partnership with B.F. Phillips Jr. bred world champion and all-time leading sire First Down Dash. Since 2009, the Stanley/Smith partnership has bred five stakes winners, eight other winners and the earners of more than $1.8 million from 21 starters. Among those winners are Coronado Cartel ($415,728) and Denver Pass ($120,994), full brothers by Corona Cartel out of Heritage Place Futurity (G1) winner First Carolina, who Stanley bred in her own name and raced in partnership with Smith.

Owner: Im A Fancy PYC was purchased at foaling by Michael Pohl of Montgomery, Texas, who bred and raced PYC Paint Your Wagon. In September 2013, the colt was acquired by and now races for Dustin Cox of Duncan, Oklahoma.

Trainer: Paul Jones is the all-time leading trainer in American Quarter Horse racing. He has conditioned the earners of more than $74.4 million and came into the trials having sent out 3,761 winners from 20,174 starts. Jones has won the Blane Schvaneveldt Champion Trainer award 12 consecutive times – every year since 2002 – and now is tied with the award’s namesake who won it consecutively from 1985 through 1996.
Jones has won the All American Futurity (G1) three times, with Teller Cartel in 2005, No Secrets Here in 2006 and Runnning Brook Gal in 2009. He won the All American Derby (G1) twice, the Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity (G1) twice, and the Champion Of Champions (G1) six times.
Jockey: G.R. Carter Jr. is the all-time-everything rider in American Quarter Horse racing. The 10-time AQHA champion jockey is the all-time leader by money, having ridden the earners of more than $65.8 million, and by wins, having gone into the trials with scores aboard 3,663 winners from 23,141 starts. Carter has won the All American Futurity (G1) twice, on Falling In Loveagain in 1998 and on world champion Stolis Winner in 2008.

On the first day of trials, Carter won seven of the 14 heats and was aboard four of the five finalists qualified on Thursday afternoon.

“The stars have to be aligned for that to happen,” said Carter, who on Thursday also rode qualifiers Thunderball B, JM Miracle and Tempting Destiny. “It’s great.”