All American Futurity Trials Day 1

One Famous Eagle gelding tops first day of trials

Quarter Racing Journal

Imperial Eagle topped the first day of All American Futurity trials.

The first day of All American Futurity (G1) trials was a huge day for sire Mr Jess Perry: Of the 15 trials, horses sired by Mr Jess Perry himself or one of his sons won 12 of the races.

His son, champion and leading sire One Famous Eagle, had the best day, as the sire of seven winners and two qualifiers, including the two fastest.

Fastest qualifier Imperial Eagle stormed to the top of the qualifiers in the final trial, stopping the clock in :21.49. The gray gelding races for Charles Robinson of Southern Pines, North Carolina, and was trained by Tony Sedillo and ridden by Esgar Ramirez. He was ultimately placed second in the West Texas Futurity (G2) after post-race disqualifications, and won both of his non-qualifying Ruidoso and Rainbow futurity trials.

Imperial Eagle was bred by Fredda Draper and is by One Famous Eagle and out of Jenuine Joy. The Genuine Strawfly mare was a five-time stakes winner and earner of $382,230 in her career. She has three 2-year-olds and two of them were winners on the day – Political Mess was also a trial winner.

Jockey Esgar Ramirez rode three of the day’s qualifiers. Toby Keeton trained two qualifiers.

These five horses advance to the $3 million All American Futurity (G1) trials on September 5. Another five horses will qualify during trials held August 20.

All American Futurity (G1) Qualifiers – Day 1

Imperial Eagle - :21.49 (Trial 15)
(G, One Famous Eagle-Jenuine Joy by Genuine Strawfly)
Owner: Charles Robinson
Breeder: Fredda Draper
Trainer: Tony Sedillo
Jockey: Esgar Ramirez

The Marfa Lights - :21.510 (Trial 5)
(C, One Famous Eagle-Your First Moon by First Down Dash)
Owner: Michael and Beth Harper
Breeder: Vessels Stallion Farm LLC
Trainer: Jim Helzer
Jockey: Larry Payne

Magical Jess - :21.615 (Trial 2)
(G, One Sweet Jess-Magic And Rhythm by Red Hot Rhythm)
Owner: Ugo De La Torre
Breeder: EG High Desert Farms
Trainer: Mario Loza
Jockey: Jaime Parga Leos

Koolnfamous - :21.648 (Trial 9)
(G, One Famous Eagle-Kool Fire by Walk Thru Fire)
Owner: G. White/W. Metcalfe/J. Cate
Breeder: Jerry Cate
T: Toby Keeton
J: Esgar Ramirez

Volcoms Lady - :21.705 (Trial 14)
(F, Volcom-Lethal Cash by Takin On The Cash)
Owner: Tyler Graham
Breeder: P.K. Thomas
Trainer: Toby Keeton
Jockey: Esgar Ramirez

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