All American Derby Qualifier: Point Break Dash

S.c. First Down Dash-Ms Pilot Point by Splash Bac

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Race Record: 9-4-1-0 $117,071

Breeder: Grant Farms LLC
Owners: Jon and Donna McPherson
Trainer: Paul Jones
Qualifying jockey: Cody Jensen
Qualifying time: :21.170

Race record: Winning the eighth trial by a half length, Point Break Dash clocked :21.170 to record the third-fastest qualifying time.

“He had been acting up in the gate, so we took the blinkers off,” said trainer Paul Jones.   

A son of First Down Dash purchased for $100,000 at the Ruidoso Super Select Sale, Point Break Dash came off a fourth-place run in the Rainbow Derby (G1).

Breeder/Owners: Point Break Dash is one of 13 winners and the earners of more than $530,000 bred by Grant Farms LLC at Pineville, Louisiana. Grant Farms this year was represented as breeder and part owner of Big Dashing Perry ($144,587), who on July 4 scored in the $265,775 Firecracker Futurity (G2) at Delta Downs. Point Break Dash races in the name of Jon and Donna McPherson of Pineville, Louisiana, who are the managing partners of Grant Farms.
Trainer: The all-time leading trainer in American Quarter Horse racing, Paul C. Jones has conditioned 3,609 winners and the earners of more than $70 million from 19,217 starters. Jones has won the All American Futurity (G1) three times, with Teller Cartel (2005), No Secrets Here (2006) and Runnning Brook Gal (2009) and the All American Derby in 2008-09 with Dont Let Down and Noconi. Jones has been the sport’s champion trainer each year since 2002, with his 11 titles as the Blane Schvaneveldt Champion Trainer only one short of the championship’s namesake.

Qualifying jockey: From 8,430 starts aboard American Quarter Horses, Cody Jensen has 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: Point Break Dash is by all-time leading sire First Down Dash, who has sired the earners of more than $79.98 million, 36 champions, 205 other stakes winners and 1,024 other winners.

Point Break Dash is one of five winners from six starters out of the graded-stakes-winning Splash Bac mare Ms Pilot Point ($73,706), who has produced the earners of more than $1.15 million. Ms Pilot Point is the dam of the Mr Jess Perry stallion Mr Piloto ($1,002,240), winner of the 2010 All American Futurity (G1).