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Mr Jess Perry Completes 2015 Hall of Fame Class

Ty Wyant

           Champion and one of the top three all-time leading sires of money earners Mr Jess Perry will join the Ruidoso Downs Racehorse Hall of Fame during ceremonies in June at Ruidoso Downs.

            Mr Jess Perry completes the 2015 class that also includes owner/breeder Jerry Windham, trainer Russell Harris and jockey James Dreyer.

            A son of Streakin La Jolla and Scoopie Fein, Mr Jess Perry first gained acclaim as a racehorse when he named the 1994 champion two-year-old and champion two-year-old colt. He scored his only open Grade 1 win as juvenile when he took the $384,567 Texas Classic Futurity. He also scored restricted Grade 1 wins against Louisiana-breds in the $69,087 Louisiana QHBA Futurity and the $30,600 LQHBA Laddie Futurity.

            As a three-year old, Mr Jess Perry won another Grade 1 race with his win in the $134,347 Texas Classic Derby.

            Mr Jess Perry won 12 of 21 starts and earned $687,184.

            When Mr Jess Perry went into the breeding barn he became an historic stallion. He joins First Down Dash and Corona Cartel as the only three stallions in quarter horse racing history to sire the earners of more than $45 million. He has sired at least 120 stakes winners, including 82 graded stakes winners.

            Mr Jess Perry is the sire of seven champions: world champion Apollitical Jess, champion One Famous Eagle, champion Noconi, champion Matabari, champion Miss Racy Jess, champion Fredricksburg and champion Fredaville. Four of those champions are millionaires and his son Mr Piloto is a millionaire by virtue of his win in the Grade 1, $1,900,000 All American Futurity.

            Mr Jess Perry has become a sire of sires and his daughters are leading producers.

            The Mr Jess Perry son One Famous Eagle sired world champion One Dashing Eagle from his first crop. He won three $1 million, Grade 1 futurities, including the $2,400,000 All American Futurity on his way to earning $2,079,065 at two.

            In 2014, Mr Jess Perry is the number-one leading broodmare sire of money earners with his daughters producing the earners of more than $8,000,000. He is also the number-one broodmare sire of two-year-old money earners with those juveniles earning more than $4,860,000. The top 2014 money earner out of a Mr Jess Perry mare is two-time Grade 1 futurity winner Heza Dasha Fire with $962,956 in earnings.

            For further information about the Ruidoso Downs Racehorse Hall of Fame, go to, click on the racing pull-down menu and click on Racehorse Hall of Fame.