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Deuce Trials November 25

Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity trials to be filled with young stars.

Press Release
November 16, 2012

With One Dashing Eagle, the nation’s unanimous number one ranked Quarter Horse not eligible to compete in the trials to the upcoming Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity (G1), the list of favorites to California’s richest annual race is completely wide open.

The trials to be held on Sunday, November 25, will have an incredible amount of depth and talent with the likes of PCQHRA Breeders Futurity (G2) winner Stel My Corona, Golden State Million Futurity (G1) runner-up Seperate Interest and All American Futurity (G1) third-place finisher Aha Moment likely to be among the top names on the list.

Tony Doughtie’s Stel My Corona has been resting since winning the PCQHRA Breeders Futurity and comes into this race from the experienced barn of trainer Paul Jones, who won  the “Deuce” twice before, first with A Regal Choice in 2003 and then with the champion Good Reason SA in 2009. Jones will also saddle Aha Moment, who posted an impressive maiden win here before qualifying and eventually running third to One Dashing Eagle in the All American final. Like Stel My Corona, Jimmy and Marilyn Harrel’s Aha Moment has also been resting and waiting for the Los Alamitos Two Million trials.

Kim Kessinger’s Seperate Interest earned a nice paycheck of $182,410 for his second place finish in the Golden State Million. The Texas-bred colt by Separatist was fourth at the start of the Golden State Million, but he made up a lot of ground to end up in second place. With solid racing experience now under his belt, Seperate Interest could be a major player on trial night.

Lucky Seven Ranch won the Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity with the great world champion Blues Girl Too. Lucky Seven Ranch would love to have another chance to win the “Deuce” and this time with a daughter of Blues Girl Too named Amore La Blue. Trained by Joe Bassett, Amore La Blue finished third in the Golden State Million and she’s proven to be scintillating when she runs her race. 

Bassett will also saddle Howard Nichols’ Jess Being Valiant, the winner of the Golden State Juvenile Stakes (R) on November 4. Jess Being Valiant qualified to Ed Burke Million Futurity (G1) at the start of the year and his Juvenile win showed him to be a strong finisher. If he puts it all together again, his name could be among the 10 qualifiers to the Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity.

Multiple futurity finalist Bingo, PCQHRA Breeders Futurity fastest qualifier Far Niente, Ed Burke and Golden State Milion finalist Watch Linda Ballet and the talented Beautiful Fire are some of the other names that are expected to compete in the trials to the Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity on Sunday, November 25.