Jess Zoomin Gets First Stakes Winner

Shazoom stallion gets his first stakes winner.

Q-Racing Journal

Jess Zoomin is a multiple Grade 1-placed runner.

The 8-year-old brown stallion Jess Zoomin got his first stakes winner on December 20 when Zoomin Baby won the $214,650 Evangeline Downs Futurity at Evangeline Downs.

Zoomin Baby is owned by Craig Lauger of Victoria, Texas, and with the win boosted his earnings to $122,625. The gelding has won four of five starts and has a top speed index of 102. Bred by Jackie Sessions of Jacksonville, Texas, Zoomin Baby is out of the Royal Quick Dash mare Royal Baby Sister. She was a two-time Grade 3 winner and Grade 1-placed runner who earned $172,983 in her career.

Jess Zoomin is owned by a partnership and stands at Granada Farms at Wheelock, Texas. The son of Shazoom is out of the Mr Jess Perry mare Jess An Illusion. The stallion made 10 career starts, and was four times Grade 1-placed, with runner-up finishes in the Heritage Place Futurity (G1) and Texas Classic Derby (G1), and thirds in the All American Futurity (G1) and The Championship at Sunland Park (G1). He retired with earnings of $461,126.

With two crops to race, Jess Zoomin has sired the earners of more than $983,000. They include 32 winners from 64 starters and six stakes-placed runners. His top runners include Grade 1 finalist J Bar ($191,799) and stakes-placed runner JZ Fast Boy ($134,605).

Jess Zoomin is a full brother to Grade 3 winner Mister Big ($189,314) and a half brother to stakes winner Seize The Win (by PYC Paint Your Wagon, $71,482).

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