Pedigree Analysis: Zoomin Effortlessly
Another championship sleeper contender with a big pedigree.
By Andrea Caudill | October 4, 2015
The aptly-named Zoomin Effortlessly cruised home in the $75,000 Refrigerator Handicap (G1) on Saturday, defeating a field that included top aged horse Dashin Brown Streak by a half length.
It is the first Grade 1 win for the horse, who was acquired in January by Telesforo Perrett and now is displaying championship possibilities very similar to last year’s world champion JRC Callas First.
Zoomin Effortlessly did not make a big impression in his freshman and sophomore years, but showed steady improvement – last year he won or placed in five of six starts while steadily climbing to the $10,000 claiming level.
This year he has won six of eight starts, including four stakes, and set a 400-yard track record at Retama Park. In June, Zoomin Effortlessly took the TQHA Sires’ Cup Stakes (R) and followed with the TQHA Classic Stakes (RG3) in July and Live Oak Handicap (R) in August before conquering the Refrigerator Handicap (G1). He has career earnings of $123,401, with 82 percent of that earned this year.
The effort will surely jump him into this week’s AQHA Racing-Horseplayernow.com National Poll. It will be an interesting championship year, depending on how the last three months of the year play out. To date, only Dashin Brown Streak has won more than one Grade 1 race.
Zoomin Effortlessly was bred in Texas by Tommy R. Charbula of Edna, Texas, and is by Zoomin For Bux and out of the Royal Quick Dash mare Royal Quick Affair.
Zoomin For Bux is an 11-year-old son of Shazoom who comes from the breeding program of 20-year breeder Sue Hunt of Elmendorf, Texas. A precocious youngster, Zoomin For Bux won the Retama Park Futurity (G1), placed in four additional graded stakes and earned $259,739. Zoomin For Bux is out of Hunt’s homebred Oh No Its Uh Oh, a daughter of the top Texas sire Jody O Toole.
Owned by Jose Garza and Mario Vazquez and standing at Tate Farms in Ville Platte, Louisiana, Zoomin For Bux has sired 62 winners from 135 starters, with solid average earnings per starter of $15,770. Among his runners are past Pedigree Analysis subject Jody Pops Zoomer, as well as Canadian champion Zoomin After Six.
Zoomin Effortlessly’s dam is the 10-year-old mare Royal Quick Affair, who was bred by a partnership of Connie Nobles and Burnett Ranches LLC. The mare had only a brief racing career, and this is her first foal. Her second foal is a 2-year-old Captain Courage filly named Corona Quick Chick.
Royal Quick Affair, though, comes from one of the deepest mare-line wells. Her dam is the Special Effort mare Effortless Love, making her a half-sister to stakes winner and past Pedigree Analysis subject Mr Effortless Reign ($20,118), as well as stakes-placed runners Chocolate Cartel ($57,585) and Coup De Love ($8,464).
As I mentioned in Mr Effortless Reign’s story, Old Love Of Mine was a multiple Grade 1 finalist. Runners emerging from this immediate family tree include the likes of All American Futurity (G1) winner Streakin Flyer ($1,141,128), Grade 1-placed Love My Corona ($129,379) and Chicks Are Streakin ($196,514), and Canadian champions Its All About Speed ($175,724) and Mezoomn ($83,837).
Going back another generation brings us to family members such as Callmemyoh ($179,479), Call Me Together ($92,577), Haystretcher ($203,052), Calling For Cash ($95,716), Oh My Dash ($65,157), Red White And Gol ($96,009), and runner and sire Oh My Gee Whiz (who is also the dam’s sire of champion distance horse Snowbound Superstar, among others).
I also need to mention other notable efforts in recent weeks. The aforementioned JRC Callas First was scratched from the Refrigerator, which he won last year, as he was in New Mexico to win last week’s inaugural $200,000 Downs at Albuquerque Championship. While his three stakes wins so far are ungraded, a strong showing at year's end could put him in world championship contention.
Quirky is making a very solid case for champion aged mare honors, as she has been undefeated in four stakes this year, including the Mildred N. Vessels Memorial Handicap (G1).
And, of course, champion Heza Dasha Fire’s half brother, Ima Fearless Hero, added to the family legacy with a sparkling victory in the $375,000 PCQHRA Breeders’ Futurity (G2).
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