All American Derby Qualifier: Wagon Chick V
WAGON CHICK V
Bay Mare, PYC Paint Your Wagon - Me Chickie by Major Rime
Race record: 10-5-2-1 $111,343
Breeder: Valeriano Racing Stables LLC (OK)
Owner: MJR Investments Ltd
Trainer: Clint Crawford
Qualifying Jockey: G.R. Carter Jr.
RACE RECORD: A qualifier to last year’s Rainbow Futurity (G1), this year Wagon Chick V – along with fellow qualifers PYC Fun N Fancy and Fast Prize Rumor – contested the Heritage Place Derby (G3) and then was second in the Corona Cartel Derby (R), a consolation for the Rainbow Derby (G1).
She sprinted clear in her All American Derby trial, winning by 1 ¼ lengths.
BREEDER: Sammy Valeriano’s Valeriano Racing Stables is based in Odessa, Texas, and has since 2015 bred the earners of more than $744,000, headlined by Wagon On Fire V’s West Texas Derby (G3) victory earlier this year.
Valeriano also bred and owns All American Futurity finalist Im Jess Special V.
OWNER: MJR Investments Ltd is based in Edinburg, Texas, and owns the earners of more than $166,438.
TRAINER: Clint Crawford in 2015 saddled champion Jess Good Candy to win the All American Futurity, but seeks his first win in the All American Derby.
Horses in his name have won more than $14.8 million. They also include Grade 1 winner Send Me A Candy Tree and graded stakes winners Hiclass Vodka, This Candys Awesome, Haulin Candy Salt, Candy Cartels Cat, Candy Cartel, Fredaville and Rocketair.
QUALIFYING JOCKEY: All-time leading jockey G.R. Carter Jr. has ridden the earners of more than $73.7 million, and 3,897 winners in 24,606 starts.
He won the 1997 All American Derby with Dashing Perfection.
PEDIGREE: Sire PYC Paint Your Wagon had a knockout day, with four qualifiers to the All American Derby including Papaws Paint, Peighnt Your Fate, PYC Fun N Fancy and Wagon Chick V.
Himself a three-time Grade 1 winner and earner of $889,581, PYC Paint Your Wagon has already sired the earners of more than $31.3 million, putting him at No. 7 on the all-time sire earnings list.
The 15-year-old son of Corona Cartel is owned by a partnership and stands at Lazy E Ranch at Guthrie, Oklahoma.
Me Chickie was a talented racehorse, racking up $231,432 in earnings from 35 career starts.
She is the full sister of Rime Has A Chick ($271,222) and a half sister of Sixy Chamisa (by Sixes Royal, $350,095), who herself is the mother of Wagon On Fire V ($103,941).