All American Futurity Qualifier: Jess Good Candy

Sorrel colt, Good Reason SA-Jess Send Candy by Mr Jess Perry

Race record: 3-3-0-0 $19,240
Breeder: Carl Pevehouse
Owner: Estate of Carl Pevehouse
Trainer: Clinton Crawford
Qualifying jockey: G.R. Carter Jr.
Qualifying time: :21.642

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Race Record: Two horses qualified from the fourth race on the second day of trial to the All American Futurity (G1). Jess Good Candy clocked the day’s third-fastest time of :21.642 while McClintock B was fourth-fastest at :21.646.

Now an earner of $19,240, Jess Good Candy remained unbeaten from three starts with the nose win as the 11-10 favorite.

G.R. Carter Jr. rode the sorrel colt by Good Reason SA for trainer Clint Crawford.

"Now that’s a good horse,” said Carter. “He’s a big, strapping good-looking colt.”

In his first start, Jess Good Candy broke his maiden by a length going 300 yards on April 24 at Remington Park. He next won his May 23 trial to the Ruidoso Futurity (G1) by three parts of a side, but was scratched from the Ruidoso Juvenile Invitational (R).

Breeder/Owner: A top-20 all-time leading owner and top-30 all-time leading breeder, Carl Pevehouse of Ratliff City, Oklahoma, passed away in 2014. Pevehouse has developed his "candy" line of horses for more than 35 years. Pevehouse was named the Champion Oklahoma Owner by the OQHRA from 2011 to 2013.

Trainer: Clinton Crawford of Muldrow, Oklahoma, trains Jess Good Candy and has trained many in the “Candy” line of Pevehouse horses. Crawford owns 23 horses and has almost $8.9 million in lifetime earnings with 3,331 starts and 546 wins, including 48 stakes wins.

Jockey: The No. 1 all-time leading jockey, G.R. Carter Jr. has amassed $69.2 million in career earnings, including 3,784 wins and 362 stakes wins out of 23,825 starts. Carter was in the irons aboard All American Futurity winners Falling In Loveagain (1998) and Stolis Winner (2008). He rode Dashing Perfection to the 1997 All American Derby championship. Carter is also the most decorated AQHA champion jockey (1993, 1997, 2003-2008, 2011-2012).

Pedigree: Jess Good Candy is one of 20 winners from 47 starters by his freshman sire, an earner of $1,446,727 who in Grade 1 races won the 2009 Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity, 2010 Golden State Derby and 2011 Champion of Champions. Bred in California by owner Gianni Franco Samaja of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Good Reason SA is an 8-year-old son of Favorite Trick (TB) out of the stakes-winning and Grade 1-placed First Down Dash mare Queen Of Appeals ($83,988), who has produced 12 winners and the earners of more than $2 million from 15 starters. Good Reason SA is a half-brother to Grade 1 winner Jabuti Eagle SA ($92,041, by One Famous Eagle) and stakes winner Appeals King Special ($54,736, by Strawfly Special). Good Reason SA was represented by his first stakes winner when Woop Dee Doo scored in the Heartland Futurity on the Fourth of July at Indiana Grand Race Course.

Jess Good Candy is one of five winners and the earners of more than $524,000 out of the winning Mr Jess Perry mare Jess Send Candy, dam of the PYC Paint Your Wagon stakes-winning mares Send Me This Wagon ($94,773) and This Candys Awesome ($319,823). Jess Send Candy is out of the stakes-winning Leaving Memories mare Send Me The Candy ($135,976), dam of three stakes winners, 11 other winners and the earners of more than $1 million from 21 starters.

Jess Good Candy was bred by Carl Pevehouse of Ratliff City, Oklahoma. Breeding horses in his own name since 1977, Pevehouse before his death in 2014 developed the line of “candy” sprinters that included 21 stakes winners and the earners of more than $6.1 million. Jess Good Candy races for The Estate of Carl Pevehouse. The Estate’s ranch and horses are managed by Pevehouse’s daughter Cheryl.