Legacy Eagle is Fastest Qualifier to Texas Classic Futurity

Trainer Trey Wood qualifies five 2-year-olds to the November 11, $873,616 final.

Q-Racing Journal

A $40,000 yearling buy, Legacy Eagle won the seventh of 10 Texas Classic Futurity trials at Lone Star Park on Saturday. PHOTO: Dustin Orona Photography

Legacy Eagle, a gelded son of One Famous Eagle owned by Johnny Trotter and Randy Geiselman, is the fastest qualifier to the November 11, $873,616 Texas Classic Futurity (G1) at Lone Star Park.

One of five finalists from the barn of trainer Trey Wood, Legacy Eagle on Saturday broke his maiden with a head victory in the seventh of 10 400-yard trials. Ricky Ramirez rode Legacy Eagle, who covered his rip in :19.698 while posting his first win in five starts.

Legacy Eagle was bred in Texas by the Eaves Horses Family Limited Partnership, and he is out of A Delightful Legacy, a daughter of all-time leading sire First Down Dash and the winner of the 2003 All American Juvenile Invitational Stakes (G3) at Ruidoso Downs. The gelding was a $40,000 buy at last year's Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale, and he is a half brother to two graded stakes winners, including champion Inseperable.

Second-fastest qualifier Hotstepper won the fourth heat by 1 1/2 lengths in :19.707. Cody Jensen rode the One Famous Eagle gelding for owners R.D. Hubbard, Henry Southway, Johnny Cope, and Rafter W Stables, and trainer C. Dwayne "Sleepy" Gilbreath.

Hotstepper was bred in Texas by Fulton Quien Sabe Ranches LP, and he was shortening in distance off of his third-place finish in the September 4, 440-yard All American Futurity (G1) at Ruidoso Downs. A $63,000 purchase at last year's Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale, Hotstepper is out of Pandorum, an 8-year-old graded stakes winning daughter of champion Tres Seis, and he has banked $292,900 from six outs.

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