Imperial Eagle Returns in Hobbs America Futurity Trials
The All American winner races Saturday at Zia Park.
September 18, 2016
Charles E. Robinson’s Imperial Eagle, the winner of the September 5, $3-million All American Futurity (G1) at Ruidoso Downs, is one of 56 juveniles entered in Saturday’s 400-yard Hobbs America Futurity (G2) trials at Zia Park.
A gray son of champion One Famous Eagle trained by Tony Sedillo, Imperial Eagle has earned $1,548,387 from six outs. Esgar Ramirez will ride the gelding from post 7 in the second of six trials.
Other prominent 2-year-olds entered in the Hobbs America Futurity trials include Jess Prize Me. A bay daughter of champion Mr Jess Perry trained by Chris Zamora for Laura Gilliam’s LMG Racing Inc., the filly has banked $114,025 from seven outs, and her two wins include the April 30, 300-yard West Texas Futurity (G2) at Sunland Park.
J.R. Valenzuela will ride Jess Prize Me from post 10 in the fifth heat.
The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the October 9, $300,000-est. Hobbs America Futurity final.
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