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Q-Racing JournalOctober 22, 2013
Ochoa. PHOTO: Scott Martinez
Champion Ochoa has earned his AQHA Supreme Race Horse title.
The four-time champion has made a lasting impact on the sport, with a mere 15 career starts. Within those races, he won the Grade 1 All American Futurity and Derby and the Robert L. Boniface Los Alamitos Invitational Championship. He is the sport’s all-time leading money earner at $2,762,615, and was the sport’s champion 2-year-old and 2-year-old gelding in 2011 and champion 3-year-old and 3-year-old gelding in 2012. With his August 4 win in the Mr Jet Moore Handicap (G3), he earned the prestigious title of AQHA Supreme Race Horse.
His race record is 11 wins, one second and one third in 15 career starts and earnings of $2,762,615.
The award recognizes a racing American Quarter Horse who during his or her career earns $500,000 or more, wins two or more open Grade 1 stakes races and at least 10 races. Ochoa becomes the 32nd to earn the award since it was created in 2002, and the 103rd horse to earn this award in total (the remaining horses were given the award retroactively in 2002).
Ochoa was bred by Johnny T.L. Jones Jr. and is owned by Jones’ J Bar 7 Ranch in partnership with Monte and Katsy Cluck and Doug Benson. The 4-year-old gelding is by champion Tres Seis and is out of the Stoli mare Stolis Fortune.
Ochoa is in race training and currently pointed toward the December 14 Champion of Champions (G1) at Los Alamitos.
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