First Winners for World Champion Apollitical Jess
Freshman sire gets two horses into the Oklahoma Futurity at Remington Park.
March 9, 2014
Freshman sire Apollitical Jess, the winner of the 2010 Champion of Champions (G1) and that year’s world champion, sired his first two winners on Saturday when Apolitical Pac and Jo Chrome captured trials for the Oklahoma Futurity (G2) at Remington Park. Both horses qualified to the final with Apolitical Pac posting the fastest 300-yard time of :15.284 and Jo Chrome earning the eighth-fastest time of :15.433.
Apolitical Pac is a gray filly out of the winning First Down Dash mare Kpax. She was bred in Texas by Bobby Cox and runs for Victory Farms. Berkley Packer rode her to victory in the trial for conditioner Rodney Reed.
Jo Chrome is an Oklahoma-bred colt out of 1999 champion aged mare Joanna Kate. He is owned by Duane Harrel and was bred by Jo Ann Adams. The colt captured his trial with Ivan Carnero up for trainer Clint Crawford.
Bred by Juan Alberto Tirado Lizarraga and campaigned by Rancho el Cabresto Inc., Apollitical Jess won eight of 14 career starts and banked $1,399,831. As a 2-year-old, he finished second in the Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity (G1) and then as a 3-year-old took second in the All American Derby (G1) before ending his season and racing career with consecutive Grade 1 wins in the Los Alamitos Super Derby and Champion of Champions. That earned him the titles of champion 3-year-old colt, champion 3-year-old and world champion.
Apollitical Jess is a son of Mr Jess Perry out of champion Apollitical Time, who won 10 stakes and more than $900,000 in her career. Apollitical Jess stands at JEH Stallion Station Oklahoma for a 2014 fee of $6,000.
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