All American Futurity Qualifier: Bigg Daddy
Sorrel Gelding, Big Daddy Cartel-Alice K White by First Down Dash
Race record: 7-4-1-1 $211,418
Breeder: MJ Farms
Owner: Too For Too
Trainer: Wes Giles
Qualifying jockey: G.R. Carter Jr.
Qualifying time: :21.611
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RACE RECORD: Bigg Daddy faced open company for the first time in the All American trials, blew away his competition with a 2 1/2–length romp. He started his career at Sunland Park, contesting the $362,987 New Mexican Spring Futurity (RG2). He then moved to Ruidoso, where he was third in the $392,554 Mountain Top Futurity (RG3). He then won his trial and the final for the $370,820 Zia Futurity (RG1).
BREEDER: Mac Murray and Dr. Janis Spencer-Murray’s MJ Farms has long been a respected industry breeder that has produced the earners of more than $12.1 million from their farm in Veguita, New Mexico. That includes Grade 1 winner and All American Futurity finalist Wild Six, champion Alice K White and Astica, and many more.
OWNER: The nine-member partnership of Too For Too is based in Vado, New Mexico.
TRAINER: Wes Giles has since 1981 trained the earners of more than $19.8 million, mostly in New Mexico. He trained 2014 All American Derby (G1) winner Too Flash For You. He is one of two trainers in the race with two qualifiers; he is also the trainer of qualifier Uptown Dynasty.
QUALIFYING JOCKEY: All-time leading jockey G.R. Carter Jr. announced his retirement at the close of 2015, but returned to riding in the 2016 All American Futurity (his horse finished sixth) and already this year has earned more than $1 million. The 10-time champion jockey has more than $71.5 million in career earnings. He has twice won the All American, in 1998 aboard Falling In Loveagain and in 2008 aboard Stolis Winner. He has made more than 24,100 career starts, with more than 3,840 wins.
PEDIGREE: Second-crop sire Big Daddy Cartel had a very abbreviated racing career that includes being a finalist in the 2011 All American Futurity. The son of Corona Cartel has sired 36 winners from 102 starters and the earners of more than $1.3 million, headlined by Mountain Top Futurity (RG3) winner Daddys Blushing ($183,981).
Big Daddy Cartel is owned by and stands at MJ Farms, which also bred, raised, raced and owns Bigg Daddy’s champion dam, Alice K White.
Alice K White is a daughter of First Down Dash out of top producer Champagne Lane. The mare won five of 11 starts, earned $278,342 and was the sport’s champion 3-year-old filly in 2009. Since 2011, she has produced 21 foals, 14 of which are starters and nine are winners. They include champion Astica (by Jesse James Jr, $411,623). Her youngest foals are weanlings and include a full sister to Bigg Daddy named Treanna.