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Rainbow Derby Fact Sheet

Amanda Greer

 

50th running of the

Grade 1

Rainbow Derby

440 yards

Saturday, July 19

Purse: $1,048,682

Winner’s share: $440,466

Second Highest Purse Behind Last Year’s $1,054,992

 

 

First post position

Fifth-fastest qualifier

HES RELENTLESS, a son of One Famous Eagle and This Dreams Flying

            Fifth-fastest qualifier to the 440-yard Rainbow Derby, :21.400

            Winner of the sixth of nine trials to the Rainbow Derby by one length

            Second in the Grade 1, $1,075,000 Heritage Place Futurity.

                        Qualified for the Grade 1, $2.6 million All American Futurity

                        and the Grade 1, $1 million Texas Classic Futurity

            Set Remington Park 350-yard track record of :16.982

            Second dam is champion Dashing Phoebe and this is the immediate family

                        of champion Heartswideopen, champion Special Phoebe

                        and champion American Runaway

            Owned by R.D. Hubbard, Tom Maher, William Maher and Johnny Cope

            Bred by Sunflower Supply Company

            Trained by Jason Olmstead

            Ridden by Cody Rodger Smith

 

Second post position

10th-fastest qualifier

RAE OF FIRE, a daughter of Walk Thru Fire and out of Madie Rae

            10th-fastest qualifier to the 440-yard Rainbow Derby, :21.515

            Third in the fourth of nine Rainbow Derby trials behind This Dude Can Fly

                        and Wagon Cash

            Finished in a dead heat for second in the Grade 2, $143,583 Sunland Park

                        Winter Futurity

            Owned by Abelardo Gallegos of Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua, Mexico

            Bred by Shawn Edwards and Robert Stratton

            Trained by Juan Gonzalez

            Ridden by Jaime Parga Leos

 

Third post position

Fastest qualifier

HER O DON WON, a gelding by Valiant Hero and out of Miss Shivers

            Fastest qualifier to the 440-yard Rainbow Derby, :21.323

            Winner of the eighth of nine trials by one-half length

            Second in the Grade 1, $409,000 Dash For Cash Futurity

            From the family of 2000 Ruidoso Futurity winner Fightin Jane

            Owned and bred by Richard Scott of Houston, Texas

            Trained by Russell Harris

            Ridden by Larry Payne

 

Fourth post position

Ninth-fastest qualifier

WAGON CASH, a daughter son of Pyc Paint Your Wagon and Cash Finale

            Ninth-fastest qualifier to the 440-yard Rainbow Derby, :21.496

            Second in the fourth of nine Ruidoso Derby trials behind

                        This Dude Can Fly

            Winner of three of five starts

            Owned and bred by Dream Walkin Farms Inc. of Norman, Oklahoma

            Trained by Paul Jones

            Ridden by Eduardo Nicasio

 

Fifth post position

Sixth-fastest qualifier

ROCK YOU, a gelded son of Foose and Babe On The Fly

            An $80,000 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale graduate

            Sixth-fastest qualifier to the 440-yard Rainbow Derby, :21.408

            Second in the eighth of nine Rainbow Derby trials behind Her O Don Won

            The number-one-ranked older horse in the AQHARacing-

                        Horseplaynernow.com weekly poll

            Won the Grade 1, $943,279 Ruidoso Derby and the

                        Grade 2, $50,000 Bob Moore Stakes. Third in the

                        Grade 1, $1 million Golden State Million

            Dam was second in the Golden State Futurity and the

                        PCQHRA Breeders Futurity

            Owned by Reliance Ranches, LLC of Edmond, Oklahoma

            Bred by Steven Burns, DVM

            Trained by Eddie Willis

            Ridden by Jimmy Dean Brooks

 

Sixth post position

Seventh-fastest qualifier

THIS LADY IS ON FIRE, a daughter of Walk Thru Fire and Fitness Lady

            Seventh-fastest qualifier to the 440-yard Rainbow Derby, :21.488

            Winner of the first of nine trials to the Rainbow Derby by one-half length

            Third in the $35,000 Animas Stakes

            Dam is graded stakes winner and track-record setter

            Owned by Leslee Dominguez of Peyton, Colorado

            Bred by Jaime Dominguez

            Trained by Jaime Dominguez

            Ridden by Sergio Becerra Jr.

 

Seventh post position

Fourth-fastest qualifier

KATES DYNASTY, a daughter of Fdd Dynasty and Jennifer Kate

            An $62,000 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale graduate

            Fourth-fastest qualifier to the 440-yard Rainbow Derby, :21.388

            Second in the fifth of nine Rainbow Derby trials behind Houdini

            2013 champion two-year-old filly and winner of the

                        Grade 1, $1 million Texas Classic Futurity

            Half-sister to Heritage Place Derby runner-up Texas Icon

            Owned by Billy Smith, Jerry Windham and Pat Guthrie

            Bred by Jerry Windham

            Trained by Mike Joiner

            Ridden by G.R. Carter Jr.

 

Eighth post position

Second-fastest qualifier

J BAR, a gelded son of Jess Zoomin and The Jubilee Diamond

            Second-fastest qualifier to the 440-yard Rainbow Derby, :21.326

            Winner of the ninth of nine Ruidoso Derby trials by one-and-one-half lengths

            Winner of four of six starts

            Half-brother to Hobbs America Derby winner Winners Version,

                        Second dam is champion Denim N Diamonds

            Owned and bred by Jerry Windham of College Station, Texas

            Trained by Mike Joiner

            Ridden by Ricky Ramirez

 

Ninth post position

Eighth-fastest qualifier

THIS DUDE CAN FLY, a gelding by One Famous Eagle and Helens First Choice

            A $53,000 Ruidoso Yearling Sale graduate

            Eighth-fastest qualifier to the 440-yard Rainbow Derby, :21.490

            Won the fourth of nine Ruidoso Derby trials by a nose

            The number-nine-ranked older horse in the AQHARacing-

                        Horseplaynernow.com weekly poll

            Winner of the Grade 2, $257,050 Heritage Place Derby

            Brother to 2012 Grade 1, $425,565 Dash For Cash Futurity winner

                        One Handsome Man

            Owned by Luis De Lu Cerda and Abelardo Flores Jr. on San Antonio, Texas

            Bred by Robert or Helen Wood

            Trained by Eddie Willis

            Ridden by Omar Reyes

 

10th post position

Third-fastest qualifier

HOUDINI, a gelded son of Valiant Hero and Pure Oklahoma

            Third-fastest qualifier to the 440-yard Rainbow Derby, :21.376

            Winner of the fifth of eight Rainbow Derby trials by a head

            Second in the Grade 1, $1 million Texas Classic Futurity and the

                        $720,000 Remington Park Oklahoma-Bred Futurity,

                        third in the Grade 1, $235,000 Southwest Juvenile Championship

                        and qualified for the Grade 1, $2.6 million All American Futurity

            Owned and bred by Ellen Kennedy Living Trust of Owasso, Oklahoma

            Trained by Luis Villafranco

            Ridden by Cody Jensen

 

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