AQHA Racing Poll

New faces climbing AQHA Racing Polls.

New faces climbing AQHA Racing Polls.

Last weekend was a busy one in American Quarter Horse racing, with dozens of stakes around North America, but with the majority of those being restricted events, there were no major changes near the top of either AQHA Racing National Poll. However, several of the weekend’s stakes winners got votes for the first time this year and could be poised to move up in the coming months.

The highest-ranked newcomer in the 2-year-old poll was J Fire Up, who won the $385,000 Governor’s Cup Futurity (RG2), the richest stakes on California Breeders’ Champions Night at Los Alamitos. The daughter of Kiddy Up debuted at No. 8.

Two other new faces landed just outside of the Top 10: Bigg Daddy, winner of the $370,820 Zia Futurity (RG1) at Ruidoso Downs, and Just Another Natural, winner of the $435,680 TQHA Sale Futurity (RG2).

In the poll for older horses, He Looks Hot, the upset winner of the $100,000 Spencer Childers California Breeders’ Championship (RG1) over former world champion Heza Dasha Fire, picked up enough votes to be ranked at No. 11.

NATIONAL RANKINGS, 3-YEAR-OLDS AND OLDER

1. ZOOMIN EFFORTLESSLY (92)
2. HOLD AIR HOSTAGE (85)
3. JESSIES FIRST DOWN (77)
4. BODACIOUS EAGLE (75)
5. BH LISAS BOY (64)
6. TOUGH TO BEE (44)
7. MAGICAL JESS (41)
8. (tie) HIGH PLAINS PERRY (13)
8. (tie) JESS GOOD REASON (13)
8. (tie) RUNNING DRAGON (13)

HE LOOKS HOT (12), HEZA LOUISIANA DASH (5), TIME FOR WINE (4), POLITICALLY CORRUPT (3), DASH QUICK PERRY (2), IMAQTPIE (2), PERCYJONES (2), SKY BO DASH (2), SO RAPIDO (1)

NATIONAL RANKINGS, 2-YEAR-OLDS

1  EAGLE JAZZ (100)
2. UPTOWN DYNASTY (82)
3. NYMERIA (77)
4. KVN CORONA (73)
5. THIS IS AN EAGLE (52)
6. DASHNUNDER AFULLMOON (42)
7. LA VENCEDORA (35)
8. J FIRE UP (20)
9. FIRE AND SASS (14)
10. (tie) SIXES FLASH (12)
10. (tie) TOGETHER TO THE END (12)

BIGG DADDY (10), JUST ANOTHER NATURAL (8), SUENOS DINEROS (7), IMA CHINA RUSH (5), BLUE EYED FANCE (1)