All American Futurity Qualifier: One Fabulous Eagle

Bay colt, One Famous Eagle-Ladys Heart Of Gold by Strawfly Special 

Race record: 3-2-0-1 $79,800
Breeder: Christine Hudson
Owner: Darling Farms 
Kasey Willis
Qualifying Jockey: Cesar Gomez
Qualifying time: :21.452

Pedigree Analysis

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Race Record: Making his third career start, and first since placing third in the June 7 Ruidoso Futurity (G1), One Fabulous Eagle won the 13th trial by 1 3/4 lengths while setting the :21.452 fastest time on the first day of trials to the All American Futurity (G1). The bay colt by One Famous Eagle is trained by Kasey Willis and has been ridden in each of his three races by Cesar Gomez.

One Fabulous Eagle broke his maiden on first asking, when he scored by a length in a May 22 trial to the $750,000 Ruidoso Futurity. Finishing second in the Ruidoso Futurity trial was Send Me Good Candy, who on April 18 had dead-heated for second with Wyld Bleu Yonder in the $827,000 Remington Park Oklahoma Bred Futurity (RG2) and went on to run in the seventh in the June 7 Ruidoso Juvenile Invitational (R).

One Fabulous Eagle was one of several horses that were fractious in the gate before the Ruidoso final. In that 350-yard test, First Valiant Sign had clear running along the rail while the horse from the 2 post, bore out and was disqualified from second and placed 10th. One Fabulous Eagle finished fourth in the race, but was moved to third on the disqualification. Also affected in the Ruidoso Futurity was Giving It All, who finished last but then was moved up to ninth, before returning to action in the All American trials. Giving It All qualified to the $3 million final on Labor Day by finishing second to TF Im That Guy in 17th heat on the first day of trials.

Breeder: Christine Hudson is the breeder of the fastest All American Futurity 2015 qualifier, One Fabulous Eagle. Over the past decade, Hudson, of Morgan Mill, Texas, has raised earners of $1.2 million, including 50 winners and five stakes winners out of 299 starters. Hudson is the wife of TRACK Magazine publisher and editor Ben Hudson.

Owner: Over the past two years, horses owned by Darling Farms have earned $227,279, with 14 wins and one stakes win out of 91 starts. The Lamont, Oklahoma, farm purchased One Fabulous Eagle last October, and under its ownership has seen the colt clock the fastest All American Futurity qualifying time.

Trainer: Kasey Willis has amassed nearly $3.9 million in career earnings over the past decade, with 238 wins and 17 stakes wins out of 1,227 starts. Willis has conditioned One Fabulous Eagle for all three of his starts, including wins in the Ruidoso Futurity and All American Futurity trials, and a third-place finish in the $750,000 Ruidoso Futurity (G1).

Jockey: From 2014 to 2015, Cesar Gomez has earned nearly $1.8 million in the irons for 531 starts, with 104 wins and eight stakes wins. It was under Gomez that One Fabulous Eagle went 350 yards in :17.687 during the Ruidoso Futurity trials, and :21.452 for the 440-yard All American Futurity trial, where he won by 1 3/4 lengths.

Pedigree: Now an earner of $79,800, One Fabulous Eagle is one of 175 winners and the earners of more than $10.8 million from 292 starters in four crops raced by One Famous Eagle ($1,387,453), the champion sophomore colt in 2008 who has sired 29 stakes winners. By champion Mr Jess Perry out of One Famous Lady by Chicks Beduino, One Famous Eagle in 2012 broke First Down Dash’s freshman sire record when he was represented by the earners of $2,932,336 in his first crop to race, which included world champion and All American Futurity winner One Dashing Eagle ($2,079,065).

One Famous Eagle also is the sire of champion Hes Relentless ($616,380), and his half sister Famous Corona Lady is qualified to the All American Derby. Owned by a syndicate, One Famous Eagle stands at Burnett Ranches’ Four Sixes Ranch at Guthrie, Texas.

One Fabulous Eagle is out of Ladys Heart Of Gold, an unraced mare by Strawfly Special who has produced six starters and the earners of more than $400,000, each of which is a winner. Five of the mare’s foals are stakes-placed, including Eagle On The Fly ($166,564), who was third in last year’s Rainbow Futurity (G1) and second in the Hobbs America Futurity (G2).