Pedigree Analysis: Who You Know

This is a family you should get to know.

Quarter Racing Journal

Who You Know. PHOTO: Coady Photography

In this business, it’s not so much what you know as who you know.

Or, at least, this past weekend it was. Specifically, John Hammes and Tom Bradbury’s homebred Who You Know, who burst home in the $115,831 Mile High Futurity, 1 ¼ lengths better of her stablemate, In Kuh Hoots.

Who You Know is by One Famous Eagle, and In Kuh Hoots is by his son, One Dashing Eagle, and both are out of Shazoom mares.

Who You Know is out of Shazooms Doll. In Kuh Hoots is out of Forever Bradgelina, bred and owned by Beauprez/Bradbury/Bradbury.

Who You Know has had seven starts, with two wins, one second and four thirds, with earnings of $75,858. She was third in both the Cherry Creek Futurity and Rocky Mountain Futurity.

One Famous Eagle is a familiar name in the racing world. The racing champion and world champion-sire continues his work as a sire, with progeny earnings of $14.4 million from five crops to race. He is owned by a syndicate and stands at Four Sixes Ranch at Guthrie, Texas.

Speaking of world champion prodigy, his son One Dashing Eagle is halfway through his freshman year, and has 54 starters to date, including stakes horses such as In Kuh Hoots and Ima Ramblin Eagle.

Shazooms Doll was a runner from the start of her career. Breaking her maiden by 1 ½ lengths, she would take the Cherry Creek Futurity (RG3) and Rocky Mountain Futurity (G3) during a five-win undefeated streak that would plunk her right into an All American Futurity (G1) trial that included the likes of Heartswideopen and Captain Courage. She would go on to contest the Kansas Futurity (G2) and close her career by lighting the board in 13 of 20 career starts and earnings of $92,275.

She has continued the family tradition of producing stakes winners. From her 14 starters, nine have returned as winners, including Kuhl Wave (by Wave Carver, $228,274) and stakes-placed runners Wanting To Win (by One Famous Eagle, $23,775) and Ill Paint The Town (by PYC Paint Your Wagon, $30,538).

She has three yearlings, including One Moment Plez (by One Famous Eagle), You Were Right (by One Dashing Eagle) and Yousa Good Girl (by First Down Dash).

Her dam, Dolls Prodigy, was a three-time stakes winner and earner of $117,535, and herself the daughter of stakes winner Ive Been Lied To, herself the daughter of stakes winner Native Jet Doll, herself the daughter of stakes winner Easy Jet Doll.

So if winning is all about Who You Know, and ‘who you know’ is all about connections – this family sure has both.

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