RUIDOSO DOWNS, New Mexico (August 16, 2014) – Dustin Cox’s Im A Fancy Pyc, the second-fastest qualifier on the first of two days of trials to the Grade 1, $2.6 million All American Futurity, will not return to run in the 440-yard finals.
The All American Futurity trials were held on Thursday and Friday.
“We’re just doing what’s best for the horse,” said trainer Paul Jones. “He just took a bad step while pulling up.”
Im A Fancy Pyc sustained a sesamoid injury and will be retired, according to reports from owner Cox.
“He’ll make a great stallion prospect,” said Jones.
His sire, Pyc Paint Your Wagon, is currently the leading sire of 2014 with his offspring earning $3.2 million. Im A Fancy Pyc is his leading money earner this year at $403,515.
Im A Fancy Pyc is out of the Mr Jess Perry daughter First Prize Fancy. This is the female family of world champion and all-time leading money earner First Down Dash and 2006 broodmare of the year First Prize Dash.
A possible favorite if he had been sound and ran in the All American Futurity, Im A Fancy Pyc won his trial by four-and-one-quarter lengths with a :21.337 time for the 440 yards. The day’s top time was :21.336.
Im A Fancy Pyc won his first four starts, highlighted by his victory in the $861,000 Remington Park Oklahoma-bred Futurity. He had a troubled trip in the $1,021,000 Heritage Place Futurity and was placed sixth. That May 31 start was start prior to the All American Futurity trials.
A $50,000 supplemental nominee to enter the All American Futurity trials, Im A Fancy Pyc will earn $52,000 from the All American Futurity purse. The All American Futurity pays through all 10 places and the $52,000 is the amount given to the last-place finisher.
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