One Famous Eagle Colt Tops Day Two of Sam Houston Futurity Trials

The field has been set for the April 29, $483,600 final.

Q-Racing Journal

Francisco Calderon rode This Is An Eagle to a two-length victory in the fourth of nine Sam Houston Futurity trials on Saturday. PHOTO: Coady Photography

Mary G. Lynne Thompson's This Is An Eagle, a colt by One Famous Eagle trained by Leon Bard, was the fastest qualifier from the second night of 330-yard Sam Houston Futurity (G2) trials at Sam Houston Race Park.

Racing in the fourth of nine heats on Saturday, This Is An Eagle won by two lengths in :16.757 while making his career debut. Francisco Calderon rode the sorrel colt.

This Is An Eagle was bred in Texas by Pete Scarmardo. The colt was purchased by Thompson for $100,000 at last year's TQHA Yearling Sale in San Antonio.

"I told Leon back in December that this was going to be my best horse," Calderon said. "He is so fast, and he is good in the gates too."

Bard has also been impressed with This Is An Eagle's talent for a while.

"I knew the first time we worked him," said the trainer. "Mary Lynne is a great owner, and she stepped up to purchase this horse. Pete (Scarmardo) raised him, and we think he's the real deal."

Click here for a complete list of finalists to the April 29, $483,600 Sam Houston Futurity final. Click here for a list of qualifiers to the April 29, $25,000 Sam Houston Juvenile Invitational Stakes.

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