PCQHRA Futurity Trials Dominate Sunday Card at Los Alamitos

The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the October 1, $430,000 final.

Q-Racing Journal

Ron Hartley's One Proud Eagle, pictured here winning his Kindergarten trial, is one of 72 juveniles entered in Sunday's 350-yard PCQHRA Breeders' Futurity trials at Los Alamitos. PHOTO: Scott Martinez

A total of 76 2-year-olds, led by graded stakes winner One Proud Eagle, has been entered in 10 PCQHRA Breeders' Futurity (G2) trials at Los Alamitos on Sunday.

First post time for the first of the 350-yard trials will be 6:45 p.m. (PDT)

One Proud Eagle is a homebred son of One Famous Eagle trained by John Cooper for owner Ron Hartley. The gelding has earned $194,230 from five races, and his three wins include a one-length victory in the 300-yard, $428,000 Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity (G3) on May 15.

The 3-5 morning-line favorite, One Proud Eagle drew post 6 and will be ridden by Tony Guymon in the second trial.

Other prominent west coast juveniles entered in the PCQHRA Breeders' Futurity trials include Smell Perfume, a sorrel filly by Foose owned by Dutch Masters III and trainer Jaime Gomez. The third-place finisher in the 350-yard, $388,000 Governor's Cup Futurity (RG2) for California-breds on July 30, Smell Perfume drew post 2 and will be ridden by Rodrigo Aceves in the third heat.

Kolleen Ledgerwood will be represented by two stakes winners on Sunday, Favorite Aquaholic and Scholarly, both of whom are trained by Roberto Dominguez. Favorite Aquaholic is coming off of a nose victory in the 350-yard, $25,000 California Breeders' Freshman Stakes (R) on July 30, and Scholarly scored a neck win in the 350-yard, $25,000 California Breeders' Freshman Fillies Stakes (R) on the same date.

The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the $430,000 PCQHRA Breeders' Futurity final on October 1. This year's purse represents a 12-percent increase over last year's final purse.

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