Kindergarten Winner Returns in John Deere California Juvenile Challenge Trials
One Proud Eagle is one of 26 2-year-olds entered in Saturday's trials at Los Alamitos
August 3, 2016
Ron Hartley's One Proud Eagle, a homebred gray son of One Famous Eagle, is one of 26 2-year-olds entered in Saturday's 350-yard John Deere California Juvenile Challenge trials at Los Alamitos.
One Proud Eagle will be making his first start since May 15, when the gelding scored a wire-to-wire, one-length victory in the 300-yard, $428,000 Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity (G3). An earner of $183,066 from three outs, One Proud Eagle drew the rail post and will be ridden by Tony Guymon for trainer John Cooper in the second of three trials.
Other stakes-winning juvenile entered in Saturday's trials include Bannister, an Oklahoma-bred son of Maknmoves trained by Monty Arrossa for owners Denny and Sandy Weigt. A $6,200 purchase at last year's Heritage Place Yearling Sale, the chestnut gelding has banked $34,715 from four outs, and his three wins include a 1 1/4-length victory in the May 20, $69,000 Beehive Futurity at Weber Downs in Ogden, Utah.
The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the $25,000-added John Deere California Juvenile Challenge on August 20.
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