Kiss My Hocks Back On Track

Freshman star back to galloping after trial.

Kiss My Hocks is now 5-for-5 in his race career. PHOTO: Coady Photography

Trainer Toby Keeton sent out Ruidoso Futurity (G1) winner and Rainbow Futurity (G1) fastest qualifier Kiss My Hocks for a light gallop on Monday, four days after the July 3 trial race.

“The horse was just feeling too good and I didn't want him to tear down the barn," said Keeton. “He seemed to have put out a bit more of an effort in his trial race for the Rainbow, but he still was completely fine and back to himself in a very short period of time. He is just not your normal horse, I don't feel that he still has shown his best effort.”

Kiss My Hocks topped the qualifiers list for the Grade 1 event to be contested on July 20 at Ruidoso Downs. His time of :19.481 for the 400-yard trial resulted in a speed index of 97.

The son of leading second crop sire Tempting Dash is out of the Tres Seis mare Romancing Mary. He moved his bankroll for owners Tyler Graham and Conda Maze to $527,680, making him the top-earning Quarter Horse of 2014.

With the win in the Rainbow Futurity trials, Kiss My Hocks moves to a perfect 5-for-5 in his career. His victories also include the Sam Houston Futurity (G2).

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