Pedigree Analysis: EC Jet One

A talented field in a million-dollar race.

Q-Racing Journal

EC Jet One is the fastest qualifier to the Texas Classic Futurity.

The Texas Classic Futurity (G1) is a huge race, and the 16 trials it required to find the top 10 were brimming with talented horses. The $1,151,780 race is scheduled to close Lone Star Park’s meet on November 14.

Fastest qualifier EC Jet One is a homebred racing for Enrique Carrion. The only colt in the field, he is by The Louisiana Cartel and out of the Mr Jess Perry mare Pretty Girl Perry. He was third in Ivan James’ Sam Houston Futurity (G2), and this is his third career start.

His sire, The Louisiana Cartel, is a Grade 2 winner and half-brother to champion Jess Louisiana Blue and others. This is his first crop to race, and it already includes Cartels Pop Pop ($190,435) and Sissy Cartel ($111,530), among others. Dam Pretty Girl Perry is unraced, but has produced three winners from four starters, including stakes-placed runner Alizee (by Azoom, $12,333).

Now let’s take a walk through the pedigrees of the 10 horses with invitations to the final.

There is one colt, five geldings and four fillies in the race. They include Rainbow Futurity (G1) winner Tres Friends, as well as five additional horses that are either a stakes winner or Grade 1 or Grade 2-placed this year.

Three of the horses are homebreds. Jess A Sweetie was a $260,000 purchase at the Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale.

Of the sires represented in this group, two show up twice – PYC Paint Your Wagon (Lets Get On Board and Ferarri GT) and Tres Seis (A Tres Of Paint and Tres Friends). Four of the sires are third year or younger sires, including Tempting Dash (third year), Apollitical Jess and Dealagame (second year) and The Louisiana Cartel (first year).

There is a noticeable pattern in the pedigrees of these quality horses.

First Down Dash is present in every single pedigree.

The field, which has already cumulatively earned $1,120,673, also shows a distinct bloodline bottleneck. Of the 10 qualifiers, only one doesn’t have First Down Dash, Mr Jess Perry or Corona Cartel in the second generation – that one remaining horse has it in his third generation. And of the nine horses with those three stallions in their first two generations, five of those have them top and bottom (for example, a Corona Cartel son crossed on a First Down Dash mare).

Consider that this phenomenon is reflected in the sport’s overall sires list, as well. PYC Paint Your Wagon, a son of Corona Cartel, leads the list. (His full brother, Ivory James, is at No. 9.) In fact, all of the horses in the Top 10 have First Down Dash, Mr Jess Perry or Corona Cartel within one generation – with the slight exception of Heza Fast Dash, who is out of First Down Dash’s full sister.

Compare that to the 1985 leading sires, which had Dash For Cash in the No. 1 spot. Easy Jet dominated that list – he himself was No. 2, and his sons filled the Nos. 3, 4 and 6 spots. Six of the top 10 stallions were either themselves a Thoroughbred or had one parent who was a full Thoroughbred.

Now let’s look to the mares who produced these Texas Classic qualifiers. There are many familiar names in there.

First, I have to commend First Painted Sign and The Mixer Ranch for having an amazing year. The mare has produced three starters, and all of them are stakes horses with cumulative earnings of more than $1 million. They include stakes winner Apollitical Sign ($96,438), Grade 1 winner First Valiant Sign ($693,680) and Grade 1-placed and Texas Classic qualifier A Tres Of Paint ($289,656).

Then there is Jess A Sweetie, who is out of major producer One Sweet Dash, the full sister to leading sire Walk Thru Fire and herself the dam of world champion One Dashing Eagle ($2,079,065) and Grade 1 winner One Sweet Jess ($953,592).

Prissy Sin Tacha is a half-sister to the late Grade 1 winner Viva Mi Corazon ($603,581), both being out of Miss Sin Tacha, the half-sister to world champion Streakin Sin Tacha ($692,842).

First Fancy Racy’s dam, First Down Racy, is a half-sister to champion Miss Racy Jess ($485,113) and Miss Racy Eyes ($133,195) and produced Charming Charlie, a $137,000 yearling at the recent Heritage Place Yearling Sale, and Racy High Roller, a $125,000 purchase at the same sale.

Tres Friends is the first foal out of Lotta Love For Robyn, who ran fourth in Ochoa’s All American Futurity (G1).

Lets Get On Board’s third dam is world champion Dash For Speed, while This Is A Deal’s second dam is the good stakes mare and producer Lady Tenaya, dam of Desirio, etc.

Ferarri GT comes from the fruitful mare family of First Prize Dash, the full sister of First Down Dash, and Valiant Rogue’s dam, Azoom Babe, is a stakes-winning daughter of Azoom.

Texas Classic Futurity Qualifiers

Qualifier  Pedigree 
EC Jet One The Louisiana Cartel-Pretty Girl Perry by Mr Jess Perry
Prissy Sin Tacha Tempting Dash-Miss Sin Tacha by Mr Jess Perry
Valiant Rogue   Valiant Hero-Azoom Babe by Azoom
This Is A Deal   Dealagame-Lady Lilia by First Down Dash
Lets Get On Board  PYC Paint Your Wagon-Let Me Upgrade by This Snow Is Royal
First Fancy Racy  Carters Cartel-First Down Racy by First Down Dash
A Tres Of Paint  Tres Seis-First Painted Sign by PYC Paint Your Wagon
Ferrari GT   PYC Paint Your Wagon-Ferarri Fast Prize by Mr Jess Perry
Tres Friends   Tres Seis-Lotta Love For Robyn by First Down Dash
Jess A Sweetie  Apollitical Jess-One Sweet Dash by First Down Dash


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