Pedigree Analysis: Heza Prospect
Hez...now a stakes winner.
By Andrea Caudill | August 9, 2016
Quarter Racing Journal
The North Dakota-bred gelding Heza Prospect fought to a nose victory in Sunday’s $54,400 North Central QHRA Futurity at Canterbury Park.
It is the first stakes win for the young gelding, who has collected two wins in five starts and earnings of $37,583. In July, he contested PYC Jess Bite Mydust’s $165,600 Mystic Lake Northlands Futurity.
The gelding races for leasee Magnificent 7 Partnership, managed by his owner, 20-year breeder Leon Glasser of Mandan, North Dakota. He was bred by Karen Glasser. The Glassers have also bred the likes of stakes winners Tinys First Affair, Lethal Effort, Smoke In Her Eyes and Katies Lookin Fine.
They also bred Little Love Affair, the dam of Heza Prospect.
Heza Prospect is by second-year sire Prospect To The Top, an 8-year-old son of Coronas Prospect and one of the toughest racehorses in recent memory.
Owned by Joel Tavarez, Prospect To The Top raced in 26 races at the top level for four years, from contesting the All American Futurity (G1) as a freshman through a career that included eight stakes victories (including two Grade 1s), earnings of $992,670, an honor as 2012 champion aged stallion and 2011 champion 3-year-old colt, and a nod as an AQHA Supreme Race Horse.
From 21 starters, he has sired nine winners, including previous Pedigree Analysis subject Dicecapades, and stakes winner Paloma Blanca B. He stands at Delta Equine Center in Vinton, Louisiana.
Little Love Affair is a 9-year-old daughter of Rare News out of the Thoroughbred mare Sweet Sashay, a daughter of Prized.
She herself won or placed in 12 of 13 starts and earned $39,106, while winning three stakes races.
She has a 100 percent stakes winner production rate, as her first foal, Tinys First Affair, is also a stakes winner. She has a yearling by Mighty Invictus named Ms Veronica.
Rare News is a Grade 1 finalist and son of all-time leading sire First Down Dash.
Dam Sweet Sashay (TB) also produced Tuffernhell (TB), a track record-setter and stakes winner in Thoroughbred racing.
Her second dam, Speaking Of Sweets (TB), is a tremendous producer, with the likes of Grade 1 winners Hawk Attack and Highland Talk to her credit, as well as being the third dam of champion Judiths Wild Rush.
So Heza Prospect has graduated -- not just a prospect, but a certifiable stakes winner.
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