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All American Futurity Qualifier: Wagon Tales

WAGON TALES
Bay colt, PYC Paint Your Wagon-Signs Zoomer by Shazoom

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Race record: 5-3-1-1 $165,061
Breeder: The Mixer Ranch
Owner:
JNB Enterprises LLC
Trainer:
Judd Kearl
Qualifying jockey:
Cody Jensen
Qualifying time:
:21.021

Race record: Wagon Tales (PYC Paint You Wagon-Signs Zoomer by Shazoom) won the fourth trial in :21.021, defeating qualifiers Skuze Pleeze by a length and Fatal Policy another 1 1/ 2 lengths behind in third. Wagon Tales now has won three of five races, including the April 21 Remington Park Oklahoma Bred Juvenile Stakes (R), and has earned $165,061. Wagon Tale in the trials was making his first start since finishing third in the June 1 Heritage Place Futurity (G1).

Breeder: Wagon Tales is one of two winners, both of stakes, from five starters bred by Robert and Jill Mixer’s The Mixer Ranch at Edmond, Oklahoma. The other stakes winner is Second Painted Sign ($100,604), a son of PYC Paint Your Wagon out of Wagon Tales’ second dam, the Vital Sign mare Stylish Sign ($28,306).

Owner: JNB Enterprises LLC of Mission, Texas.

Trainer: A perennial leading trainer at tracks in Texas, Judd S. Kearl has been training American Quarter Horses since 1996. In that time, he has saddled 4,121 starters who have won 633 Quarter Horse races and have earned more than $6.7 million. Last year, Kearl conditioned his first Grade 1 winner when he sent out Valiant Lil Lady scored in the Texas Classic Futurity (G1).

Qualifying jockey: Wagon Tales was ridden by Cody Jensen, who also rode Houdini to qualify on the first day of trials. From 8,430 starts aboard American Quarter Horses, Jensen by the end of the first day had ridden the winners of 1,415 races and the earners of $27,407,343. Jensen has won the All American Futurity twice, aboard Teller Cartel in 2005 and No Secrets Here in 2006, both for Jones. Jensen also rides Wicked Courage, who won the Grade 1 Ruidoso and Rainbow derbies.

Pedigree: Wagon Tales is one of 40 stakes winners, 201 other winners and the earners of more than $10.79 million from four crops raced by PYC Paint Your Wagon. A 10-year-old son of Corona Cartel, PYC Paint Your Wagon is out of Dashin Follies, a daughter of Strawfly Special out of the world champion First Down Dash mare Dashing Folly. Though herself a maiden, Dashin Follies has produced the earners of more than $1.46 million, including stakes winner Mi Angela by Jet Black Patriot and PYC Paint Your Wagon’s stakes-placed full brother Ivory James ($220,026), who has sired the earners of more than $4 million.

Wagon Tales is the first winner from two starters out of the winning Shazoom mare Signs Zoomer ($30,044), a half sister to Grade 1 winner First Painted Sign ($284,911) and stakes winner Second Painted Sign ($100,604), both by PYC Paint Your Wagon.