Imperial Eagle Reigns in Southwest Juvenile Championship
The One Famous Eagle gelding scores his second Grade 1 win Sunday at Zia Park.
December 3, 2016
Charles E. Robinson's Imperial Eagle sprinted to a one-length victory in Sunday's $200,000 Southwest Juvenile Championship (G1) at Zia Park.
Ridden by Esgar Ramirez for trainer Tony Sedillo, Imperial Eagle covered 440 yards in :21.678 while earning his second Grade 1 victory. The $93,120 winner's share of the purse pushed the One Famous Eagle gelding's bankroll to $1,641,507.
Imperial Eagle was bred in California by Fredda Draper of Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico. A $45,000 purchase at last year's Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale, he has won five of eight starts, including the 440-yard, $3-million All American Futurity (G1) at Ruidoso Downs in September.
Imperial Eagle is out of Jenuine Joy, a homebred multiple graded stakes winning daughter of Grade 1 winner Genuine Strawfly. The gelding traces back to his fourth dam, the multiple stakes winning Celadon mare Real Easy Celadon.
Magnifico Dragon finished second and was followed by Apollitical Scout, Chainman, Pv Eye Desire Candy, Mahoney N Tacklebery, Pyc Jess Bite Mydust, Muddy Watters, Valorus, First Rate Return, and Cr Game Charger.
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