Pedigree Analysis: FJR Bread N Butter

Lee Berwick winner pays up in a big weekend of racing.

By Andrea Caudill
Q-Racing Journal
July 15, 2013

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FJR Bread N Butter

Delta Downs hosted a rich payday of races for Louisiana-breds on Saturday. The crowning jewel was the $553,597 Lee Berwick Memorial Louisiana-Bred Futurity (RG1), which was won by FJR Bread N Butter.

The Heza Fast Dash gelding prevailed by a half length over race favorite JLS Go Big Daddy to earn a 103 speed index and a check for $282,447. He has pushed his record to four wins in five starts with earnings of $316,247.

FJR Bread N Butter was one of 505 yearlings sent through the ring in the 2012 LQHBA Yearling Sale at Kinder, Louisiana (the 2013 edition is set for August 9-10), and Jaime Torres purchased the horse for $8,500. Runner-up JLS Go Big Daddy ($117,088) was a $40,000 purchase and third-place finisher Jess Good Lookin ($77,049) was a $2,200 purchase.

Torres’ gelding was bred by Ricky John Broussard of Lake Charles, Louisiana, out of the young Toast To Dash mare Toast Butter. The 10-year cumulative breeder has bred only 27 registered foals, of which 19 are starters and 10 of those are winners. Among them is the 11-year-old Toast Butter, who for her owner and breeder raced 53 times over six years, accumulating a record of 8-11-10. Toast Butter scored stakes wins in the 2007 Louisiana Downs Champions Classic (RG2) and 2006 Billy Montgomery Evangeline Downs Stakes (R), and six additional stakes placings, set a Louisiana Downs’ 250-yard track record (:13.241) in 2007 and retired with earnings of $258,513.

She is the first foal out of her dam, Aint Goin Down, and has been that mare’s most successful foal to date. Aint Goin Down is by Rocket Blues and out of the Captain Cause mare Cause Im Kellys, and is a full sister to stakes-placed runner Cause For Action ($66,666).

FJR Bread N Butter is Toast Butter’s second foal and her first starter.

Heza Fast Dash is a mainstay in Louisiana – the stallion sired four stakes winners on Delta’s big night, including the winners of all three six-figure races. The 15-year-old stallion stands at Robicheaux Ranch at Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. The son of Heza Fast Man is out of First Prize Dash, the full sister to First Down Dash and herself a top producer. Heza Fast Dash is one of 33 starters the mare has produced, with her foal earnings at $2,308,536. Heza Fast Dash is one of five stakes winners the mare has produced.

Owned by a syndicate, Heza Fast Dash has sired the earners of more than $14.3 million, with 32 stakes winners from 274 winners and 428 starters. In 2012, Heza Fast Dash was the No. 6 sire in the nation by earnings and No. 3 sire by winners. The cross has worked before – last year, four horses with the same cross earned $45,654, with stakes runner Fast Dashin Man ($27,894) leading the way.