Longshot Dak Scores in Rich TQHA Sale Futurity

The gray son of Dominyun outruns his 16-1 odds on Saturday.

Q-Racing Journal

A $14,500 TQHA Yearling Sale graduate, Blue Star Farms' Dak upset Saturday's TQHA Sale Futurity at Retama Park.

Ninth-fastest qualifier Dak, a gray son of the Mr Jess Perry stallion Dominyun trained by Leon Bard for owner Blue Star Racing, outran his 16-1 odds to win Saturday's $479,196 TQHA Sale Futurity (RG3) at Retama Park.

Ridden by Nestor Duran and one of three finalists trained by Bard, Dak covered 350 yards in :17.888 while racing against a reported 15-mph head wind. The colt's margin of victory was a half of a length in front of stablemate LJ Moonrise.

Dak was bred in Texas by Bullard Farms, and he was a $14,500 purchase at last year's TQHA Yearling Sale. He is out of Fleet Elis, a winning 9-year-old daughter of the First Down Dash stallion Fishers Dash.

Dak has won two of his three starts, and the $213,242 winner's share of the purse from his first stakes victory pushed the colt's earnings to $215,392. He broke his maiden with a 1 1/2-length victory in one of 11 TQHA Sale Futurity trials on July 13. 

Hot Beer finished third and was followed by Woulda, fastest qualifier and 19-10 favorite Coronas On The Coast, Jess Master Angel, Baller, Anasttasia, Gianni Moons U, and Dashingwithnorate.

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