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Race record: 4-4-0-0 $190,120
Breeder: Michael S. Partin
Owner: Jim D. Pitts
Trainer: Blane Wood
Qualifying jockey: Ricky Ramirez
Qualifying time: :21.191
Race record: Especially Tres won the second trial in :21.191 while scoring by 3 1/2 lengths. The undefeated Especially Tres has won each of her four races, but was scratched from the August 3 John Deere Ruidoso Juvenile Challenge (G3). In the 350-yard John Deere trials, she pulled out to an easy 3 1/4-length win and nearly broke the Ruidoso Downs’ 350-yard track record. Especially Tres has won her four races by a combined 11 lengths.
Breeder: Especially Tres is the first stakes winner bred by Michael S. Partin of Montalba, Texas. With the first of his 23 named American Quarter Horses foaled in 1999, Partin has been represented by four winners from six starters, including stakes placers Six Comes Easy and Delightfully Tres.
Owner: Especially Tres races for Jim D. Pitts of Burkburnett, Texas. A lifelong horseman, Pitts has raced numerous horses on his own and in partnership with others. In 2000, he, Terry Bell and Homer “Bud” Hill won the All American Futurity with Eyesa Special.
Trainer: Blane Wood, who sent out Ms First Prize Rose and Belle Helene to finish one-two in the $1 million Rainbow Futurity (G1) on July 21, is one of the all-time leading trainers in the sport. Wood has saddled the winners of 740 of 3,869 American Quarter Horse races, with his starters earning a combined $12,358,061. Wood is the son of the late Leo Wood, who conditioned Pie In The Sky to win the 1979 All American Futurity, and he and son Trey Wood today have one of the most potent stables in the industry and sport. Wood brought Especially Tres to Ruidoso Downs and sent her out in the John Deere Ruidoso Downs Juvenile trials to score an easy win while nearly breaking the Ruidoso Downs’ 350-yard track record.
Qualifying jockey: Ricky Ramirez rode Ms First Prize Rose to win the Rainbow Futurity (G1) on July 21. Ramirez to date has ridden the earners of $15,854,221 and won 711 races from 4,255 mounts aboard American Quarter Horses. He has won other Grade 1 races on Bodacious Dash (2010 Texas Classic Futurity), BP Cartels Alibi (2012 Heritage Place Futurity), Miss Racy Jess (2011 Los Alamitos Super Derby), First Painted Sign (2010 Speedhorse Gold & Silver Cup Futurity) and Varsity Girl (2009 West Texas Futurity).
Pedigree: Especially Tres is by Dashair ($37,134), who competed in Planet Holland’s 2003 Rainbow Futurity (G1). A winning son of First Down Dash, Dashair is one of 14 winners from 17 starters out of the Grade 1-winning and track-record-setting Special Effort mare Such An Easy Effort ($496,127), who also produced Dashair’s champion full sister Deelish ($604,153) and Grade 1 winner Fearless Freda ($262,121) by First Down Dash’s sire Dash For Cash. From 70 starters in five crops raced, Dashair has sired 42 winners and the earners of more than $820,000, including seven stakes winners.
Especially Tres is out of Delightfully Tres, who is one the first three starters bred by Partin. An earner of $32,064, Delightfully Tres finished third in the2010 AQRA Turf Paradise Derby and competed in Zooomin With Ease’s 2009 Rainbow Futurity (G1). By Tres Seis, Delightfully Tres is one of four winners from five starters out of the stakes-placed Shazoom mare Easy On Liberty ($16,995).
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