One Famous Fire Takes Rocky Mountain Derby

Owner Hugo Sierra Barron and trainer Jose Barron sweep exacta at Arapahoe Park.

July 13, 2013

Hugo Sierra Barron’s One Famous Fire earned his second straight victory and first stakes win in Saturday’s $58,320 Rocky Mountain Derby at Arapahoe Park near Denver. The California-bred gelding by Walk Thru Fire broke from post 10 and prevailed in a tight photo over Agillion from post 9. One Famous Fire covered 350 yards in :17.562 with Alejandro Luna in the saddle for trainer Jose Barron. Agillion, the fastest qualifier, runs for the same connections and was ridden by Porfirio Cano.

One Famous Fire, who was bred by Jaime H. Gomez, spent his 2-year-old campaign at Los Alamitos where he compiled a record of 8-1-2-2 with $6,310 in earnings last year while competing in maiden races and futurity trials. In his 3-year-old debut, he won his Rocky Mountain trial with the fifth fastest time. His victory in the final improved his earnings to $26,210 in his two starts this year and $32,520 for his career.

Agillion, a gelding by Carters Cartel, hit the board for the fifth time in as many starts this year with his second-place finish. Ralph Vincent and Beverly Bourquet’s Down Rite Fast, a filly by FDD Dynasty, took third.