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Won To Watch Takes TQHA Sale Futurity

Tres Seis filly provides big return on $20,000 investment.

July 27, 2013

Won To Watch, a $20,000 purchase at last year’s TQHA Yearling Sale by Alberto and Ashley Vera, provided an nearly ten-fold return on that investment on Saturday night at Retama Park as the Texas-bred filly won the $441,790 TQHA Sale Futurity (RG2). The daughter of Tres Seis closed fast to win by three-parts of a length with a 350-yard clocking of :17.546 with Luis Vivanco up for trainer Cindi Keeton.

Bred by J. Cheryl Sargent out of the Mr Eye Opener mare Miss Eye In The Sky, Won To Watch finished off the board in her career debut but since then has won five consecutive races. She broke her maiden at Sam Houston Race Park and then won a Heritage Place Futurity (G1) trial before taking the Heritage Place Juvenile Invitational (R). She then won her TQHA trial with the second-fastest qualifying time. Her earnings now stand at $233,094.

Victor Silva’s Bux For Bricks, a daughter of Zoomin For Bux who came in with two wins from three starts, earned $97,194 for running second. She also proved to be a bargain at the TQHA Yearling Sale as she sold for just $5,000.

Jose Espinosa’s The Kat In The Hat, a Red Oak Special gelding who sold for $4,000 as a yearling, crossed the wire third and earned $48,597. The Texas-bred also won the John Deere Sam Houston Juvenile Challenge (G3) in May.