Tres Friends Wins Texas Classic Futurity

The gelded son of champion Tres Seis scores his second Grade 1 win on Saturday.

Q-Racing Journal

Tres Friends wins Saturday's rich Texas Classic Futurity at Lone Star Park. PHOTO: Dustin Orona

A sharp break from post 2 helped Tres Friends score a wire-to-wire victory in Saturday’s $1,151,777 Texas Classic Futurity (G1) at Lone Star Park.

Racing for Terry D. Stennett and prepped by Trey Wood, Tres Friends covered 400 yards in :19.616 under jockey Ricky Ramirez. The sorrel gelding’s margin of victory was three-quarters of a length from First Fancy Racy.

Tres Friends was coming off of a fourth-place finish, a half of a length behind fastest qualifier EC Jet One, in the eighth of 16 trials on October 24. The gelding was bred in California by the partnership of Kessinger, Williams, and Barton. His sire, the 16-year-old Sixarun stallion Tres Seis, was the sport’s champion 2-year-old colt in 2001.

Tres Friends’ dam, the winning and multiple stakes placed 6-year-old First Down Dash mare Lotta Love For Robyn, was a finalist in the 2011 All American Futurity (G1) at Ruidoso Downs.

Raced in New Mexico and Texas, Tres Friends has won three of five outs, and the $498,067 winner’s share of the Texas Classic Futurity purse -- the richest for any breed in the state of Texas -- pushed his earnings to $920,897. The gelding’s resume includes a neck victory at odds of nearly 10-1 in the July 19, $1-million Rainbow Futurity (G1) at Ruidoso Downs.

Prissy Sin Tacha finished third, 1 1/2 lengths behind Tres Friends. A Tres Of Paint, Valiant Rogue, EC Jet One, This Is A Deal, Jess A Sweetie, Ferarri GT, and Lets Get On Board completed the order of finish.

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