Champion Handsome Jack Flash Retired

The Grade 1 winner bows out with lifetime earnings of $1,517,491.

Edited press release

Handsome Jack Flash, picture here winning the 2013 All American Futurity, has been retired. PHOTO: Gay Harris

Handsome Jack Flash, a 5-year-old son of champion First Moonflash and the sport's champion 2-year-old in 2013, has been retired.

Racing for breeder Debra Laney, with Brenda Alvarez and Norma Alvarez, Handsome Jack Flash won six out of his 14 races, including the 2013 All American Futurity (G1), and earned $1,517,491. The gelding's winning All American time of :21.166 for 440 yards was the sixth-fastest winning time in the stakes' long history.
Handsome Jack Flash also won the Zia Futurity (RG1) for New Mexico-breds during his championship season.

"It was killing us that he was running in allowance races and not winning stakes races," said Handsome Jack Flash's trainer, Seth Ferguson. "It was time to retire him."

According to Ferguson, Handsome Jack Flash might have a future as a roping horse.

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